About the Locality


The village is constructed almost completely from the local grey Purbeck limestone

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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.
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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.
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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.