Corfe Castle is within 30/40 minutes of these top attractions.
Lulworth Clove and Durdle Door: a much visited and iconic part of the coastline you will find your visit even better outside high season. A spectacular hill top road can reach Lulworth from Corfe Castle across the tank ranges when firing is not taking place. It is almost always open at weekends.
Bovington Tank Museum: the finest display collection of tanks and other related military equipment anywhere and is great to visit in all weathers and seasons. Look out for special event days.
Monkey World: is home to 240 endangered primates and is a conservation and education centre as well as a great place to visit.
Swanage is a much-loved family resort famous not only for its beach but its friendly character. Besides the beach there is a promenade, pier, a great walk to the Coastguard lookout at Peveril point and the Downs. Within the town there is a variety of interesting buildings including London landmarks brought to the town by George Burt. A free heritage museum on the front tells the story of the town.
A new attraction is the newly restored Durlston Castle overlooking the Coast with information about the local ecology, the area and a gallery display area as well as a restaurant /cafe.
Wareham was once historically important as a strategic centre in Saxon times and was the site of many battles with the Danes. The Saxon walls still exist and are a great walk. The town itself is Georgian with many fine buildings. A great walk is the 2 rivers walk, which takes you out towards Poole harbour and back along the River Frome. A tourist information centre Discover Purbeck in the library gives information about the Isle of Purbeck, Corfe Castle and Wareham
Kingston Lacy (National Trust) is a superb country house and garden near Wimborne, which was built by the Banks family after their Corfe Castle home, was destroyed. Successors filled the house with fine paintings, sculptures and many other treasures.
Clouds Hill (National Trust) is one of the smallest National Trust properties and was the retreat for Lawrence of Arabia when he was a serviceman locally and near to where he was killed in a road accident. The simplicity of the house will astound you.
Brownsea Island (National Trust) is reached by boat from the Sandbanks end of the Ferry. It is a nature reserve and home of the red squirrel and was the first camp for Baden Powell’s new Scout movement. A beautiful visit.
Blue Pool: A former clay pit has left a legacy of a unique vista and the waters change colour throughout the day.