🚂 Corfe Castle & Swanage
The dramatic ruins of Corfe Castle stand on a natural hill guarding the principal route through the Purbeck Hills. Nothing could pass in or out without going past the Castle. It may have been a defensive site even in Roman times and Corfe Castle certainly has had a colourful history. The first castle buildings would have been built of wood. In 979 King Edward was reputedly murdered by his step-mother so that her own son Ethelred the Unready could become King of England. In the latter half of the 11th Century the Castle was rebuilt in stone by William the Conqueror and for the next six hundred years was a royal fortress used by the monarchs of England and latterly their constables.
The perfect getaway destination for all seasons. Situated in the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset, and a gateway town for exploring the Jurassic Coast a UNESCO world heritage site, Swanage is best known as a fun family resort, but it is also ideal for relaxing breaks, walking and cycling and for activity group and educational holidays.
The old village Corfe offers a unique range of independent shops, pubs, restaurants, teahouses, hotels, self-catering holiday homes, bed and breakfast accommodation and two free museums.
Photo credit: National Trust Images & our travellers.
Itinerary: 08:45 am meet at Hotel Novotel London West, 1 Shortlands, London, W6 8DR (near Hammersmith Station); 09:00 sharp departure; 12:00 ferry to Swanage (included); 12:30-13:00 Studland Beach; 13:00-14:30 Harry Rocks; 14:30 town Swanage (Jurassic cost); 15:20 optional Steam Train to Corfe Castle (from £8.00/free by minibus); 15:50-17:00 Corfe castle (from £5.50 free for NT) village Corfe; 17:00 departure; 20:00 London, Hammersmith.
Travel times may vary depending on traffic & weather conditions.
- transport throughout the tour with an English-speaking driver-tour manager
- experienced IAM/RoSPA qualified driver
- expert local knowledge and 24-hour emergency assistance during the trip
The price does not include:
- tourist guide
- entry fees & tips
- food during the trip
- personal insurance (for cancellation, accident, health, theft of or damage to baggage)
- travel to the start and finish points of the trip, stopping on the route for pick ups/drop offs
What to bring:
- walking shoes
- dress for the weather, umbrella
- photo camera & phone charger
- friendly attitude and good manners 🙂
That’s it, we’ll handle the rest. All you have to do is turn up and have a great weekend!
Get the best price 14 days in advance to the tour (full price is £44).
Please note: By default, most of our group tours are designed for the Russian speaking community, therefore, the audio cd record is played in the Russian language.
This tour, as well as any other Evebus Tours, can be arranged for private groups. Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org with the email subject “Private tours”.