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County - Dorset | Map
Tel code: 01929 | code search
Postcode: BH20 | code search
Population: 1500
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Mortons House Hotel
"I spent 3 days at the Morton House hotel. I went with a friend and our stay was wonderful. The staff were very friendly and very attentive to our requirements ..." More

Mortons House Hotel
"I spent 3 days at the Morton House hotel. I went with a friend and our stay was wonderful. The staff were very friendly and very attentive to our requirements ..." More

Mortons House Hotel
"We first stayed at Mortons House almost 15 years ago and were a little worried that it might not live up to our memories this time round. We had ..." More

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Towering dramatically above the picturesque stone village at its foot, the imposing ruins of Corfe Castle stand at the very heart of Purbeck. Begun by the Normans around 1086, Corfe Castle later became one of England's greatest strongholds. During the English Civil War, under Royalist ownership, it was captured by Parliamentary troops in 1646 and destroyed. Visitors climbing its lofty ramparts today are rewarded with magnificent views of unspoilt Purbeck coast and countryside.
While the National Trust Castle View Visitor Centre colourfully introduces the Castle's history, the Model Village in West Street displays its former grandeur and takes you back in time to 1646. The Town Museum nearby is housed in the "smallest Town Hall building in England" and is well worth a visit.
Park easily at Norden Park & Ride and steam leisurely into Corfe on the Swanage Railway for an unforgettable experience. Discover interesting shops selling art and antiques, handcrafted jewellery, fossils and cuddly toy bears. Be tempted too, by cosy pubs, the village bakery and teashops serving cream teas and Dorset Apple Cake.
Nearby are more attractions including the fascinating Blue Pool, which is a haven for wildlife and visitors, with trees and heathland surrounding a pool of ever-changing colours. The Margaret Green Foundation Trust Animal Sanctuary in Church Knowle offers a home to (or finds a home for) unwanted, abandoned and injured animals of all shapes and sizes. Why not call in and become a sponsor?
Corfe Castle is a place where you can lose yourself in the history and atmosphere of a great Purbeck village. Where else could you sit back and enjoy the sounds, sights and smells of a steam engine puffing past beneath the backdrop of a great castle ruin…..? Population 1,500

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Corfe Castle

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Woodland Caravan & Camping Park

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Corfe Castle Practice

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Scott Arms Hotel

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Bankes Arms Hotel
Castle Inn
Fox Inn
Greyhound Inn

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Corfe Castle C of E First School

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Dream Cottages
Featherdown Farm
Kingston Country Courtyard
The Cheese House

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Valley Taxis

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Cherry Heaven
Dragons Village Bakery
Ginger Pop
Cleall Stores
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Brenscombe Outdoor Centre(Boat Trips and Cruises)

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Mortons House Hotel (0.18 miles)

Mortons House Hotel

Mortons House was built from Purbeck stone circa 1590 in the shape of an ‘E’ to honour Queen Elizabeth I and was formerly linked by underground tunnels to Corfe Castle. Traditional bedrooms make good ... More | visit website

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Scott Arms Hotel (1.28 miles)

Scott Arms Hotel
The Scott Arms, located in Kingston near Corfe Castle. We offer B&B accommodation which has been recently renovated to a very high standard along with our delicious locally-sourced breakfasts, we believe The Scott Arms is ... More | visit website
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Kingston Country Courtyard (1.39 miles)

Kingston Country Courtyard
Kingston Country Courtyard gives you a taste of authentic farmstead life in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Situated in open countryside on a picturesque ridge amid the beautiful Purbeck Hills, it offers spectacular views ... More | visit website
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The Cheese House (1.47 miles)

The Cheese House

4* rated. A lovely Grade II detached cottage, adjacent to the farmhouse, with its own private garden area, BBQ and seating. The Cheese House has just undergone a complete renovation and has been decorated in ... More | visit website

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Kimmeridge Farmhouse (3.17 miles)

Kimmeridge Farmhouse
Kimmeridge farm Bed and Breakfast is located on a gentle slope in the village of Kimmeridge, with views of Kimmeridge Bay over their own farmland which stretches from the highest point in Purbeck (Swyre Head) ... More
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Springfield Hotel, Leisure Club & Spa (3.35 miles)

Springfield Hotel, Leisure Club & Spa

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Family owned 67 bedroom hotel offering Standard, Superior and Executive Bedrooms. Ideally positioned for visiting Monkey World, Bovington Tank Museum, Corfe Castle & The World Heritage, Durasic Coastline.

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Priory Hotel (4.23 miles)

Priory Hotel

The beautiful, historic, 16th century Priory Hotel with its riverside setting, is somewhere very special indeed. A perfect place to relax and unwind, where peace and tranquility prevail.

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Worgret Manor Hotel (4.80 miles)

Worgret Manor Hotel
Worgret Manor is a lovingly refurbished Georgian manor house, set on historic grounds, mentioned in the Magna Carta, half a mile from Wareham, on the A352 to Wool and Dorchester.

All rooms have en-suite bath or shower rooms ... More | visit website
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Haven Hotel (5.77 miles)

Haven Hotel

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The Haven is located literally on the waters edge, on the famous Sandbanks peninsula in Poole. The facilities at the 77-bedroom hotel include everything you would expect from a four-star hotel ... More

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Kemps Country House (6.19 miles)

Kemps Country House

Kemps Country House is situated in unspoilt Dorset countryside. Facing south, the hotel overlooks the Valley of the Frome and has wonderful views of the Purbeck Hills. Once a Victorian Rectory built in 1874, the house ... More | visit website

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