The Archaeology and Heritage group is organising a visit to Corfe Castle this summer, a fortification standing above Corfe village on the Isle of Purbeck, Dorset. A thousand-year-old royal castle shaped by warfare. It was built by William the Conqueror in the 11th Century. During the English Civil War, it was twice besieged by Parliamentarian forces. Now it is protected as a Grade I listed building and a Scheduled Ancient Monument. We will meet at the Castle's ticket office. This event is free, but entry fee to the castle applies for non National Trust members.
Parking: pay and display at foot of castle, off A351 (free to National Trust members, 800 yards walk uphill). Norden park and ride (all-day parking, train to village) and West Street in village (pay and display), neither are National Trust.
Lunch: please make your own arrangements: bring a picnic lunch, or enjoy a variety of options&amp;nbsp;in the village, which offers a unique range of independent shops, pubs, restaurants, teahouses, hotels, self-catering holiday homes, bed and breakfast accommodation and two free museums. There is plenty more to see in the area, if you are planning to arrange a long weekend.