Plum Tree Cottage is located in the picturesque and historic village of Corfe Castle on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset. At the heart of the village, and surrounded by stone cottages, is the Castle of Corfe Castle.

In the centre of Corfe Castle there is a bakery, a small village shop and a number of traditional public houses.

The village of Corfe Castle is only a short drive from the sea and sandy beach at Swanage. In the summer time you can take the Swanage Steam Railway from Corfe Castle right to centre of Swanage. For those wishing to stretch their legs there is a ridge top walk runs from Corfe Castle to Swanage and this offers views across the Isle of Purbeck.

Studland Beach is also only a short drive from Corfe Castle where you will find a long sandy beach. For those looking for a quieter and secluded bay there are a number to choose from along the Jurassic Coast at Kimmeridge and Winspit near Worth Matravers.

The Isle of Purbeck has a number of walking and cycling opportunities and Plum Tree Cottage is located at the cross roads of a number of paths. A popular walk with guests is the walk to the Public House in Kingston on the hills to the South of Corfe Castle. This pleasant walk across Corfe Castle Common allows one to enjoy a refreshing drink or some food with views over the Corfe Castle might even be able to spot Plum Tree Cottage from the pub garden.



Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle, Dorset

A lovely place to explore and discover the local history. This ruined castle enjoys beautiful views over the surrounding countryside and over to Studland and Poole Harbour. The National Trust who administer the site also have games and events for children.

Address: Corfe Castle, Dorset
Telephone: 01929 481294

Durlstone Country Park

Swanage, Dorset

This coastal nature reserve and castle is a beautiful spot to enjoy the Purbeck Coast which forms part of the Jurassic Coast. From Durlstone it is possible to view all sorts of wildlife including puffins and occasionally dolphins. Can be reached within 25mins via the Coastal Path from Swanage.

Telephone: 01929 424443

Arne Nature Reserve

Arne, Dorset

A chance to walk and see some rare bird and gracefully deer. Beautiful moorland covered in heather and crisscrossed with footpaths.

Arne is on the edge of Poole Harbour and you get views of Brownsea Island and the town of Poole in the distance.


Monkey World

Wool, Dorset

The ape rescue centre is a popular attraction in Dorset and has apart from the rescue work also has a lot of things for visitors to see and do.

Address: Nr Wareham, Dorset, BH20 6HH

Swanage Steam Railway

Swanage, Dorset

The traditional steam railway running between Corfe Castle and Swanage has become one of the most popular attractions in Purbeck. Enjoy the sounds, smells and sensation of the steam railway.

Telephone: 01929 425800

Studland Sea School

Studland, Dorset

Studland Sea School we offer a wide range of kayaking tours and hire, kayak fishing, coasteering and snorkeling catering for all levels of ability.

Telephone: 01929 450430
Telephone: 07977 179941

Moors Valley Country Park

Ashley Heath, Dorset

Go Ape Moors Valley Country Park

It's for anyone who likes to live life adventurously - you don’t have to be a seasoned explorer to enjoy a Go Ape experience! Go Ape offers up to three hours of tree top fun. It’s a great way to get outdoors and have some fun.

The Moors Valley GoApe Country Park is within a 40min drive of Purbeck and is a great day out for the whole family.


Jurassic Jaunts

Jurassic Coast, Dorset

Go Ape Moors Valley Country Park

Guided walks and tours along the Jurassic Coast and across Dorset. An excellent way to explore the coast of Dorset and learn more about the history and environment along the way.


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