PUBLIC TRAIN SERVICE TO LINK SWANAGE & CORFE CASTLE WITH THE MAIN LINE AT WAREHAM – FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1972 History is to be made next month with the return of a public diesel train service from Swanage and Corfe Castle to the main line at Wareham – for the first time in 45 years. The volunteer-led Swanage Railway plans to run its first diesel-hauled passenger train into Wareham station on Tuesday, 13 June, 2017. Train times and fares for the Wareham service can be viewed at www.swanagerailway.co.uk That will be…continue reading →
Winners of the 2015 Prize draw announced! Over 115 entries were made in the "Shop in Corfe Caste for Christmas “ prize draw. Thanks to everyone for taking part and we hope you enjoyed being in Corfe Castle.
Corfe Castle businesses have joined together to invite Dorset residents to include Corfe Castle village as a venue for their Christmas shopping. And to do so they have put together a £400 PRIZE DRAW, including a giant hamper and 6 separate prizes of meals/teas at Corfe Castles excellent pubs and restaurants.
Free parking at Corfe Castle West Street car park on the four Saturdays before Christmas 28th November 2015 5th December 2015 12th December 2015 19th december 2015 There will also be a number of events happening during the run up to Christmas - visit the Events Page for details.continue reading →
Our popular evening diesel service, with discounted fares, has started for the Summer Season once again and will run every evening to Monday 31st August 2015. The diesel service is an ideal way to travel between Swanage and Corfe Castle especially if you're staying at camp sites near Harmans Cross and Herston stations. We offer specially discounted fares of Adults £3.50 Return, Children (3 - 15) £2 return, Family (2A + 3C) £10 Return. No need to book just pay at the ticket office or on the train. (cash only on the train).…continue reading →
Over the weekend a number of events happened to celebrate Purbeck at War. The highlight for many was seeing the Mark 11c Hurricane No. PZ865 fly over Corfe Castle and then follow the railway line to Swanage. Passengers on a Swanage Railway steam train south of Corfe Castle were in for a treat on Saturday 27th June when a Second World War Royal Air Force Hurricane fighter made a flypast as part of the Purbeck at War Weekend. The passengers watched in amazement as Mark 11c Hurricane No. PZ865 – that starred in…continue reading →
Corfe Castle was blessed with snow on the 3rd February 2015. Pictures © 2015 David Churchillcontinue reading →
A stunning photo of Corfe Castle has been featured on Bing.com as their feature pic of the day today (9th January 2015). Colourful sunrise over Corfe Castle, Dorset, United Kingdom © Matt Gibson/Corbiscontinue reading →
DISTRICT chiefs have announced free parking for shoppers across Purbeck during the Christmas run-up. The move, calculated to help boost trade in Swanage, Wareham and Corfe Castle, has been agreed with local chambers of commerce. Purbeck District Council economy spokesman Cllr Peter Webb said: “With a great range of goods for sale in Purbeck, having free parking gives residents that extra incentive to shop locally this year.” Free parking will be available at council-run car parks in Wareham on December 18, 19, 20 and 21. These include the Rempstone Centre, Church Street, Bonnets…continue reading →
This is great news: After months of negotiations and many meetings, Dorset County Council has agreed that the Friends of Corfe Castle Community Library can take over the running of the library. There will be a Celebration Party for the Friends and Volunteers in May 2013. Anybody wanting to join, please phone Alison (01929 480123). The official Hand over Ceremony will be later on in the year. So watch this space. More info: Councillors support handover of library to local community Library Location: East Street, Corfe Castle, Dorset BH20 5EE Telephone: 01929 480760continue reading →