The town of Corfe is dominated by the Castle, constructed in the 11th century and with a fascinating and colorful history culminating in its demolition by the Roundheads in 1646.
The ruins remained in the ownership of the Bankes family until 1982.
You can’t fail to notice the Bankes Arms Hotel on your right as you exit Corfe Castle Train Station.
With a regular and frequent service to Corfe Castle, the Swanage Railway offers a more intensive heritage steam and diesel timetable train service than virtually any other preserved railway.
It took British Rail’s contractors just seven weeks to lift the six and a half miles of track from Swanage to Corfe Castle and beyond to half a mile east of Furzebrook for scrap – however it took the dedicated Swanage Railway volunteers 30 long years to relay them.