Countryside Drive to Corfe Castle and Village

5 Hours
Group Activity
Shore Excursion with Guaranteed Return to Ship

From (USD) $143 Per Adult (Minimum 8) / $136 Per Child

Countryside Drive to Corfe Castle and Village

5 Hours
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Shore Excursion with Guaranteed Return to Ship

From (USD) $143 Per Adult (Minimum 8) / $136 Per Child

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      Countryside Drive to Corfe Castle and Village

      Portland, England
      From (USD) $143 Per Adult (Minimum 8) / $136 Per Child
      • Dorset County: Enjoy the views as we drive from the "Jurassic Coast" through scenic countryside in this quintessentially English county.
      • Corfe Castle: Wander the hilltop ruins of one of England's most iconic and evocative castles, built 1000 years ago by the Bastard who made William a household name.
      • Corfe Village: An extra treat to accompany your castle visit, this picturesque village of slate and thatch-roofed buildings is nestled perfectly into its rural setting.
      About this Portland tour

      Sometimes the journey is as wonderful as the destination itself. This drive to Corfe Castle is one of those times. As you watch the rolling Dorset landscape pass by, it will come as no surprise that over half this county is a designated "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty," and three-quarters of its coast is a World Heritage Site – a place of chalk cliffs, fossils, and dramatic seaside landforms.

      Soon enough, the day's prime attraction appears on the horizon: the majestic, 1,000-year-old ruins of a mighty royal residence and stronghold, silhouetted against the sky in a strategic gap among the hills

      The castle you will walk in and around was built by William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy, soon after his 1066 conquest of England. And this little structure of his would remain an important royal fortress for 500 years, until Elizabeth I sold it into private hands in 1572. Those hands didn't rest here too long, though. The place was semi-demolished after the English Civil War in 1645, and these partial walls and towers are what remains.

      But, oh, what tales echo through them. Of kings, knights, soldiers, workmen, servants, prisoners – and the many thousands who have lived at, worked in, and fought over this site. You can still make out parts of the floor plan, spot the murder holes and arrow slits, and maybe hear whispers in the secret places where treachery and intrigue once hid.

      Later, we'll walk back down the hill to the Corfe village, where you'll have some time to wander. And to wonder if you're in the same spot Bill might have walked so long ago.

      Millions of family trees with the same Bastard

      King of England for 20 years, he couldn't read. Spoke only French. Was still called William the Bastard by many. Was the first "William" in England. Is believed to have millions of descendants, including every English monarch who followed him and, if the genealogists are to be believed, 25% of everybody else in or from England, including countless Americans.

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      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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