After our tour of Stonehenge we hopped back into the car and headed for Corfe Castle. Corfe lies at the heart of an area known as The Isle of Purbeck.
Stan Sez: I stumbled upon Corfe Castle last winter while looking for surf around Kimmeridge Bay. The surf was down and I saw a sign for it and thought “cool – a castle”…….then I got there and went Whoa…….
Kristi Sez: I was tired from our tour of Stonehenge and was thinking that I may not have enough energy for another hour drive to this castle. BUT Stan (energy man) convinced me we should go. Once we arrived, we immediately hit a restaurant called “The Greyhound” and I had the best fish and chips of my life! Now with full tummy we ventured to the castle. Unfortunately by the time got there, access into the castle grounds had closed, but non the less, it was spectacular view! One of the coolest things I have been to.
Stan Sez: This place should be the set for some movie about really nasty wizards, dragons and children hooked on video games. The place is over the top, with a massive ruin of a castle leaning over an ancient village where the doors are only tall enough for people under 4 feet to slip through. If you go to the UK – go to Corfe Castle.
Currently they are trying to stabilize what still remains standing, but here’s a link to their website where you can see it without the scaffolding. If you scroll down this page there are some really great photo’s http://www.corfe-castle.co.uk/gallery.asp
Kristi and Stan, July 29, 2007