Corfe & Corfe Castle
The village of Corfe lies roughly half way between Wareham and Swanage. It attracts thousands of visitors each year due the quaint limestone buildings that make up the majority of the village. Corfe castle sits on the hill looking over the village and offers some spectacular views of Corfe and the surrounding countryside. Likewise, from the main square in Corfe you can get some truly stunning photos of the village with Corfe castle in the background.
Corfe Castle is not the only attraction in Corfe though. The Swanage steam railway has a station in Corfe with steam trains running on most days all through the summer. Just like with the castle there really are some wonderful photo opportunities to be had here providing the weather is good.
Within the village itself there are quite a few tourist attractions all within walking distance of the castle. In the main square is the Ginger Pop shop. This is home to lots of Enid Blyton memorabilia including the famous wishing chair which is usually located outside the shop entrance. In case you don’t know, Enid Byton’s classic Famous Five books were inspired by Corfe castle and the surrounding area.
The miniture village and gardens which are also located near the square, contains contains a complete miniture replica of Corfe including Corfe castle how it used to look in its heyday.
Opposite the square is the village shop, Clealls. you can find lots of local produce here. If the name sounds familiar you might recognize it from the television. It featured on the BBC’s Mary Queen of Shops, when Mary Portas came and turned the failing shop into the pride of the village. It is now a tourist attraction in it’s own right and features in nearly all Corfe castle tourist information.
The tuth is you can pretty much wander anywhere around Corfe and just enjoy the ancient buildings and unique atmosphere that the village offers. If you are thinking about staying in Corfe then you should see our oage on Corfe hotels.