Corfe Castle – The Iconic Ruins Of Purbeck, Dorset

In the Isle of Purbeck, overlooking a village of the same name, perched on a hilltop, are the ruins of Corfe Castle. It’s an early Norman castle built in the time of William the Conqueror.

Looking at the Corfe Castle ruins from any of the surrounding hills or from below is an inspiring and spectacular sight. The photos you see do not do it justice. The castle ruins seems perfectly placed, with a gorgeous backdrop whichever way you look at them.

And of course it becomes a special places for sunrises and sunsets with hill tops directly to the west and the east.

corfe castle at sunset

Of course Corfe Castle is not all just views and sunsets, there is intrigue and history too. Let’s take a look.

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