6 Interesting and historical facts about Corfe Castle.
Corfe castle was the inspiration for Kirrin Island in Enid Blyton's Famous Five books.
Corfe castle was mostly demolished during the Civil War, by orders of Parliament, and then much of the stone was used by the nearby villagers.
The name 'Corfe' comes from Old English and means 'a cutting' as it is built overlooking a gap in the Purbeck Hills.
Corfe Castle was built by William the Conqueror, and it dates to the 11th century.