Swanage via Corfe Castle Excursion
Enjoy a full day excursion to Swanage via Corfe Castle
The village is constructed almost completely from the local grey Purbeck limestone and comprises two main streets, East Street and West Street, linked at their north end at the Square. Around the square, with its cross commemorating Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee of 1897, are clustered the small collection of shops, the post office, church and pubs.
The dramatic ruins of Corfe Castle stand on a natural hill guarding the principal route through the Purbeck Hills. As you will see it guards the gap between the south of Purbeck, where Purbeck marble was once quarried, and the rest of England. Nothing could pass in or out without going past the Castle.
Swanage is a traditional Victorian seaside town, set at the heart of Purbeck and built around a beautiful bay sheltered from the north by Ballard Down and at the south, Peveril Point. Enjoy the 'blue flag' quality beach or explore the fabulous Dorset countryside. Whatever your idea of relaxation, you'll find it here.
Swanage is a proper old-fashioned seaside town. Stroll the restored pier, play in the amusement arcades, take a boat trip to see the coast from the best viewpoint, enjoy a ride on the steam railway - there is much to delight all the family. The Heritage Centre and Museum will help you make sense of what you see.