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Hello Everyone,

This is the promised view of Corfe Castle, the inspiration for Kirrin Castle in the Famous Five Books by Enid Blyton.

I know, as a child, I was carried away, bathing in the excitement of discovering the castle and sharing the adventures of the children. Now, it would seem tame, but to youngsters, reading about the children hiding in the castle from nasty, suspicious adults, it was thrilling! I suppose, a bit like the film 'Home Alone'!

The castle has a long history, being built partly in stone, by William the Conqueror, in the 11th century. when most castles were built of earth and timber.

In 1572, Corfe Castle left the Crown's control when Elizabeth I sold it to Sir Christopher Hatton.

It was one of the castles loyal to the king during the civil war but in 1645, eventually fell to the Parliamentarians and later was slighted.

The castle now belongs to the National Trust, is a Grade I listed building, and recognised as an internationally important structure. Though it would have been closed during lockdown, in 2019 it had 259,000 visitors.

I will add a second photograph as a workshop.

I hope you are all well, Bev :-)

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