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Picture by Michael Keen

Picture by Michael Keen

The classic poster picture of the steam train on the Swanage Railway as it pulled in to Corfe Castle station that every tourist tries to capture but few succeed.

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Picture by Jim Champion

Picture by Jim Champion

The Agglestone is an extraordinary insulated rock, which rests on an apparently natural eminence to the west of Studland Bay. Also known as the Devil’s Night-Cap or Devil’s Anvil; and there is a tradition, that his Satanic Majesty threw it from the Isle of Wight, depending on the teller his target was Corfe Castle, Blindon Abbey or Salisbury Cathedral

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Picture by Nick Mutton

Picture by Nick Mutton

The Church of St. Edward King and Martyr, Corfe Castle has a peal of 6 bells.

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The Town Hall

Picture by Andrew Skudder

Picture by Andrew Skudder

This building at Corfe Castle is reputed to be the smallest town hall building in England. A survivor from the days when Corfe was one of England’s Rotten Boroughs, today it doubles as a museum.

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Confused

Picture by Lucy

Picture by Lucy

This sign in the village of Corfe Castle initially causes much confusion until you realise you have to go that way to reach the Purbeck Way before travelling east or west.

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Corfe Castle

Picture by Marilyn Peddle

Picture by Marilyn Peddle

The oldest surviving structure at Corfe Castle dates to the 11th century, although evidence exists of some form of stronghold predating the Norman Conquest. Edward the Martyr was assassinated at the site on March 18, 978.

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New Roof

Picture by Andrzej Szymański

Picture by Andrzej Szymański

This freshly thatched cottage in West Street, Corfe Castle almost seems out of place in a village better known for its Purbeck stone roofs.

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