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As it comes into sight your reaction will simply be 'WOW!'
Corfe Castle is the stuff of boys fantasies and fair maiden's dreams!!! It is surely one of the most romantic of settings...
I was a little disappointed that we were not given any info about Corfe whilst we were there,,, but it is easy to find out about.
AD875 - The Saxons had settled here but the Danes didn't stop plundering so, King Alfred the Saxon King married Hubba the Dane and there followed a truce. However,,, Halfdan (King of Denmark) broke this truce 2 years on and a fierce naval battle proceeded... 120 Viking boats sunk (off Swanage) Alfred decided to build a castle at Corfe's 'gates'...
AD 1090 After William's conquest Corfe Castle became a Norman castle!
Corfe became a royal castle and King John kept his crown jewels here!
The castle got caught up in the Civil war and was partially destroyed in1646 by the Parliamentarians.
A family ticket cost us £21 and, I thought, as far as tickets go this was relatively reasonable.
Written May 14, 2012
After seeing the apes rescued from all kinds of ***ty places on TV, with the BBC and more latterly with C5 in UK, we decided as we were weekending in Dorset to pay a visit.
We spend a long afternon wandering about and were lucky the weather was good.
The highlight for me was the area where the ring tailed lemurs are free to roam and the come and sit next to you. Sadly, camera packed away and then they ran off when I went to get it!
Well worth a visit to put some cash in their hands to help the next batch of badly treated apes and monkeys.
Updated Apr 4, 2011
Address: MONKEY WORLD, LONGTHORNS, WAREHAM, DORSET BH20 6HH
Phone: 01929 462537
Wareham St. Martin is a civil parish in the English county of Dorset. The parish spreads across a large, and mostly rural area to the north of the town of Wareham including much of Wareham Forest. However the town of Wareham lies within its own civil parish, and the only significant settlement within Wareham St. Martin parish is the village of Sandford on the A351 road between Wareham and Poole.
The parish has an area of 29.66 square kilometres. At the time of the 2001 census, it had a population of 2,752 living in 1,146 dwellings. The parish forms part of the Purbeck local government district of the county of Dorset. It is within the Mid Dorset and North Poole constituency of the House of Commons and the South West England constituency of the European Parliament
Written Sep 9, 2008
Address: Town Centre
its such an old and nice building, nice cafe-bar-restaurant right on the riverbank, sitting outside and enjoying the fresh homemade muffins and some coffee. in the evening you can have a five star meal in there which is very good and all fresh.
Favorite Dish: Chocolate Muffin and Vanilla Latte
Written Sep 9, 2008
Address: near the town church on the riverbank
This is a lovely oldie worlde Inn, complete with resident ghost. (Felt by our dog)
Friendly, homely atmosphere and service.
Wonderful home cooked food.
Definately a worthwhile place to visit.
Favorite Dish: I had roast of the day, which was beef and was 'just like my mama used to make'
My husband had pasta bolognese, which was also fantastic.
Written Mar 30, 2008
Address: East Stoke, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 6AN
Phone: 01929 462240