Corfe Castle Community Library has been SAVED!!!

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 →

Corfe Castle takes third place in BBC Countryfile Magazine’s most romantic ruin!

Whitby Abbey in Yorkshire has been voted as Britain’s most romantic ruin in a nationwide survey of 2,445 people, carried out by Countryfile Magazine. In what proved to be a close-run poll, the spectacular coastal ruin won first place ahead of Fountains Abbey, also in Yorkshire, and Corfe Castle in Dorset, which both took second and third place respectively. Carreg Cennen Castle in Carmarthenshire came in fourth place. Countryfile Magazine asked the UK’s leading conservation and heritage bodies to name their most romantic ruins, and from the resulting list of 50 properties a…continue reading →

Is Corfe Castle the most romantic ruin in the UK?

Corfe Castle has made it on to Countryfile Magazine’s shortlist of the 10 most romantic ruins in the UK. Intrigued as to why our countryside has so many evocative historic ruins, Countryfile Magazine and John Craven want to explore why so many of us love to visit the crumbling remains of our past. As John Craven says: “Is it by the impact they have on the landscape, the legends that surround them and the part they have played in our nation’s story, or is it simply the place they have in our hearts?…continue reading →