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Monday, 26 February 2018

Corfe Castle

We have driven past this castle (ruins actually) for years and never had a look around it.  Decided we would on this occasion, and it turned out to be interesting.  For one thing we hadn't realised that it became a ruin, not through the ravages of weather and time, but because it had been a complete castle until Parliament, back in the day, decided it would have to be blown up (or under as it turned out, explosives were planted in the ground and blew it up).  I'll find some Links to add at the end of this post...

Here's a photo from one of the signs there to start off with - hope you can read it.



We walked around the perimeter, next to a stream.  Gave me a chance to photo various things...

As we passed the stream, we saw large building materials, and wondered if they had fallen down the hill from the castle, but then found a Information notice with these pics....again hope you can read them...











We finally made our way round to the entrance and so on up to the ruin

 
This next photo was looking back toward the entrance











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10 comments:

  1. Glad you enjoyed the visit Christine 🙂

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  2. So interesting! Thanks for the tour! :)

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    1. Another National Trust, but with a difference wasn’t it, lol.

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  3. Great pictures, we have noticed over the last 30 years that the outline is not as substantial as it used to be. Sarah x

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    1. I think the National Trust go for ‘Preserving’ and not ‘Restoring’. I can understand it, nature takes it toll, but it would definitely end up being a Reproduction castle if they did too much 🙂

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  4. Very interesting place, poor Mrs Stockley! I love the photo of William having a good look at the view :)

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    1. William loved the adventure, lol 🙂

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  5. What's left of it is beautiful!

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    1. It certainly shows that part of the castle history, we enjoyed our visit 🙂

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