Spectacular Ruins: Corfe Castle in England’s Dorset

Arch Windows of Corfe Castle

  Corfe Castle in Dorset, England is not only the name of a small village, but also the stunning ruined castle that rises high above it. Located in the Isle of Purbeck, and built from the local limestone (called ‘burr’), the ruins of Corfe Castle stand high atop a steep chalk hill, with a defensive ditch surrounding it. The natural hill couldn’t have been a better place for the site of ... Read Full Article

Exploring England’s Dorset: The Town of Sherborne

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The town of Sherborne, in northwest Dorset, is relatively small, but it’s oozing in character and has plenty to see and do. Here are some essential highlights: Stroll Around the Town No visit to Sherborne is complete without a stroll around the town. The town itself is quite small, so it’s easy to explore on foot; car parking is available and the train station is close to the town ... Read Full Article

Exploring Dorset: The Sherborne Castles

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If you’re in the Dorset area of southwest England, then it’s well worth scheduling a visit to the town of Sherborne – especially if you enjoy history and castles. Although only a relatively small town, it’s got not one, but two, ancient castles to explore – one ruined and one intact. Located about ¾ of a mile outside the town centre, the old castle was built in the 12th century by Bishop ... Read Full Article