I can’t believe it’s only been just over a week since we came back from our holiday, it feels like a long time away already. I have a million photos to look back on and I’m working on my photo book of my favourites. But we are not just beach and sun lovers, we love to visit places and one of the lovely places we visited on this holiday was Corfe Castle.
Okay, maybe not the castle because it was way up on a hill you had to walk to and it wasn’t really a good place for wheelchairs. But the surrounding area was beautiful, and we visited the Model village which was a replica of the actual village. These photos are not the models, but it’s difficult to see the difference!
How lovely is this thatched cottage. The village was full of them. I took this photo from the car on the way home. We’d had a lovely sunny day but the clouds were coming over by this time.
This was taken in the village while waiting to get into the car. Such a lovely little shop. there were several shops and houses but it was actually quite crowded and difficult to navigate. I guess they didn’t really think about accessibility in the 12th Century. I’m pretty sure the pavements and roads have had a lot of work done since then though.
Corfe Castle was built for Henry I, William the Conqueror’s son, in the early 12th Century. It stand on the top of a 55m high hill, which is why we decided not to go up. It is now part of the National Trust. We could see what was left of the castle for miles around, it must have been so impressive in all it’s glory. It survived many battles over six centuries but was finally destroyed by an act of parliament.
This is another photo taken from the car. But I’ll share one from the model village so you can see what the castle actually looks like.
A model of Corfe Castle as it was in it’s heyday, very impressive even as a model, it must have been amazing back then.