Exploring Corfe Castle

 
 
 

 


I was uploading some blog pics to my laptop this weekend when I came across a load of photos from our day out to Corfe Castle in March. I'd totally forgotten we'd taken any pictures on the big camera so it was a lovely little surprise on a rainy Sunday afternoon to reminisce about sunnier days.

Since meeting Rich, we've spent lots of time in his home county of Dorset and I've been really enjoying discovering all the lovely places around there. Last summer we went to Stourhead House (which is actually over the border in Wiltshire) and walked the dogs in Badbury Rings, but never got time to visit Corfe Castle despite it intriguing me every time we drove past it. So taking advantage of such a beautiful day during our last visit in March, we went to explore the remains of Corfe Castle. The car park is quite a walk from the castle, which sits on top of a hill, but it was a lovely walk along a little stream lined with leafy trees with the sunshine beaming between the branches. The castle itself dates back to the 11th century when it was built by William the Conqueror. Considering it's age and the many attacks it's seen, it's quite surprising how much of the castle is still in tact. Many of the windows and archways remain in near perfect condition and you could even walk around inside the castle's remaining rooms. After a walk around learning about the castle's history and posing for obligatory photos in the stocks, we went to the National Trust café for a traditional Dorset cream tea and scone (AND a slice of cake each!)

I'm such an old granny, I love visiting National Trust sites. Between living in Sussex and regularly visiting Dorset, there are so many beautiful National Trust places on our list to explore, we really must get an annual pass! Anyone else enjoy OAP activities at the weekends?

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6 comments:

  1. This looks like such a fun day out! It's great to do something different every once in a while and it looks like you had a great time :) that picture of the steam train is gorgeous too! xx
    www.LaurasHaven.com

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    1. Thank you, Rich's photography so I'll tell him! x

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  2. It looks like you had a lot of fun! I love that there was even a steam train. So classic.

    Lisa | Not Quite Enough

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    1. I wanted to go on the steam train but we didn't have time! It was very charming watching it go past though! x

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  3. You are not a granny if you love visiting NT locations! Don't say that... or I'm a granny too (or super-granny as I'm a member of English Heritage too :)) ). Love the pictures x

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  4. Haha, love the photos of you two in the stocks! I love Corfe Castle, I remember going there when I was little! You aren't a granny at all as I still love days out like this, I even have been thinking about National Trust membership! ;)

    Lyndsay | Fizzy Peaches

    p.s - Thanks for linking up to the Lifestyle Linkup this week!

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