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Towns and Villages

Arne
Arne

A small village at the northern end of the Isle of Purbeck. Visit the RSPB nature reserve to see many rare birds and animals.

Church Knowle
Church Knowle

West of the famous Corfe Castle, Church Knowle is a village that dates back over 700 years.

Corfe Castle
Corfe Castle

Built by the Normans, destroyed during the civil war, Corfe Castle stands as the gateway between the Purbeck Hills.

Creech
Creech

A small village to the west of the Isle of Purbeck.

Kimmeridge
Kimmeridge

A small village on the southern coast of the Isle of Purbeck.

Kingston
Kingston

Kingston is a small village situated approximately 2 miles south of Corfe Castle at the top of the southern ridge of the Purbeck hills.

Langton Matravers
Langton Matravers

A large village west of Swanage.

Lulworth
Lulworth

Lulworth is a small village and hamlet on the western edge of the Isle of Purbeck

Studland
Studland

Studland Village is approximately 5 miles from Swanage. Studland beach and the surrounding heathland is an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Tyneham
Tyneham

Tyneham is a small abandoned village around 5 miles west of Corfe Castle.

Wareham
Wareham

Wareham, a Saxon walled town is on the north edge of the Isle of Purbeck, between the rivers Frome and Piddle.

Worth Matravers
Worth Matravers

Worth Matravers lies appropriately 4 miles west of Swanage and 3 miles south of Corfe Castle.