Poole
Corfe Castle Village
& Purbeck Estate
National Trust
Dorset BH20 5
 
 

This estate in the care of the National Trust covers approximately 800 acres (324 hectares) of the Isle of Purbeck and its coastline. Strictly it is not an isle but a promontory bounded on three sides by water – The River Frome, Poole Harbour and the English Channel.

Part of this coastline is now designated a World Heritage site and is called ‘The Jurassic Coast because of its rich fossil deposits.

Corfe Castle Village is well worth having a look at as is Corfe Castle. Many of the 17th century houses are built with stone stolen from the ruined castle. To get an idea of what the village and castle looked like before the Civil War you may wish to visit The Model Village attraction in the village Square.

Corfe Common
Corfe Common is nearby and the site of pre-historic flint workings and Bronze Age burial mounds. The absence of ploughing for many centuries has preserved these ancient sites and contributed much to our knowledge of the early history of Corfe. The area is covered in wild flowers.
 
Kingston Lacey House
Kingston Lacy House (about 8 miles – 12.8km north of Poole) became the ancestral home of the Bankes Family following their defeat at Corfe Castle. This house has remarkable collections of Old Masters and Egyptian artefacts. The estate includes the Iron-age fort of Badbury Rings and the famous Beech Avenue, near Wimborne.
 
Studland
At the eastern end of the Jurassic Coast can be found Old Harry Rocks. These are spectacular chalk stacks and cliffs, rising straight up out of the sea. The stacks are located directly east of Studland and south of Bournemouth and Poole.
 
Studland Beach, with its 3 miles (4.8 km) of white sand, is a Nature Reserve. It is separated from Poole by Poole Harbour and the Sandbanks Ferry.
 
Plan Your Visit
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Contact & Further Information
Website   Corfe Castle    External Link
 
Getting There
Please refer to directions under the Corfe Castle article of in this website.
 
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