Dorset Twinning Association

Photo Gallery

All photographs ŠJohn Lamper unless otherwise stated

Corfe Castle
Please click on thumbnails to enlarge
Cliquez sur une photo pour l'agrandir

Corfe Village
In Anglo-Saxon, Corfe means a 'cutting' or 'pass', an apt term for the deep gully that passes through the main ridge of the Purbeck Hills. The village is dominated by its castle, which stands on top of a steep hill.

dscf0903.jpg (27678 bytes)

dscf0929.jpg (28076 bytes)DSCF0908.jpg (27149 bytes)

Corfe Castle
The castle dates from the late 15th century, and stands on the site of a much earlier fortress. The military role of Corfe Castle came to an abrupt end during the Civil War, falling to the Parliamentary besiegers when a member of the garrison turned traitor and let them in. The ruin is now much as Cromwell's sappers left it in 1646, and belongs to the National Trust
The Church of St Edward the Martyr 
The church was restored in 1859, having fallen into ruin through centuries of neglect, aggravating the battle scars received during the Civil War.
dscf0900.jpg (26058 bytes)

dscf0902.jpg (34130 bytes)The Fox Inn
Easily overlooked, this local offers good food and carefully kept real ales.

dscf0911.jpg (37457 bytes)The Bankes Arms 
This hotel has interesting food and a pleasant beer garden close to the steam railway.

Swanage Railway
Swanage Railway is a major success story in steam railway preservation and the line is on target to link up with the main rail network within the next year. Trains run regularly between Swanage and the UK's only steam park-and-ride station at Norden.
More pictures of the railway can be found in the
Swanage Photo Gallery

dscf0925.jpg (35212 bytes)dscf0915.jpg (29323 bytes)
dscf0919.jpg (29896 bytes)dscf0922.jpg (28747 bytes)