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Step back in time at Corfe Castle

Uncover 1,000 years of history at this former royal palace and fortress that survived the English Civil War. With stunning views across the Purbeck Hills, this popular haunt is one of Dorset's most visited attractions. Amid the ruined walls and secret nooks and crannies, discover tales of treachery, treason and murder.

Explore Lulworth Cove

As well as Corfe Castle, the Isle of Purbeck is home to this beautiful white pebble beach, with its crystal blue waters and rock pools teeming with marine life. From here you can explore Dorset's amazing Jurassic Coast from the water. Check out the famous Durdle Door limestone arch and Stair Hole cave by kayak. You can drive to the cove as there's a large car park, as well as various places where you can grab a bite to eat.

Cruise round Poole Harbour

After Sydney, Poole Harbour is the second largest natural harbour in the world. Settle back for a relaxing cruise around the port, or catch the ferry to Brownsea Island, which offers spectacular views of the Purbeck Hills, and is famous for its red squirrel population. Planning a trip to Corfe Castle? Overlooking the harbour at Holes Bay, Travelodge Poole Hotel is the perfect base. Slightly further down the coast is Travelodge Bournemouth Seafront Hotel.