Sunday, 26 October 2008

Corfe Castle

We spent the half term break in Dorset which is an amazing place. We've been before but are always delighted to find new places to explore.

The first trip out took us to Corfe Castle which is slowly being "restored" to an appropriate state of ruin.

It was destroyed by one side of the civil war who didn't want the other side to use it - thereby robbing the wealthy of a stately home - but providing the National Trust with a picturesque ruin.

I often wonder what would have happened had it not been blown up in the cause of peace? Could it have been a royal residence? - or Dorset's equivalent to Alton Towers?

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