6.Climb a 1,000 year old ruin
Only a few tall walls and columns remain to hint at the rich story of the once magnificent Corfe Castle that has reigned over this part of Dorset for some 1,000 years.
The steep chalk hill on which Corfe Castle is positioned is as curious as the ruin itself. It possesses somewhat an artificial appearance thanks to the tireless work of two brooks, shaping the rock from both sides and its 55 metre height had helped to promote Corfe Castle’s unconquerable quality for almost six centuries.
We loved the dominating presence of the ruin that begins to appear in the distance slowly gathering an increasingly threatening appearance as you get closer.
7.Enjoy a pint with awe inspiring views
For its well preserved medieval character, the village of Kingston has played many a role in historic movies but one of its true gems is surely the Scott Arms, a true Dorset village inn positioned on the hillside enjoying some superb views.
On our arrival to Kingston we couldn’t quite figure out why this small village was packed with parked cars. A quick walk past the quaint stone buildings and picture perfect church of Kingston, we agreed the village deserved its place on the map. However, it still didn’t explain our parking challenge since there were no other people in sight.
But once we crossed the threshold of The Scott Arms we knew straight away where all the drivers and their co-travellers had disappeared to. For a pint, settled comfortably in the cozy corners of this charming inn or wandering the back garden, enjoying the vistas stretching from the valley to Corfe Castle.
4 August 2012