Durdle Door/Corfe Castle

Another lovely day yesterday. Freezing cold but sunny…and dry! Couldn’t let that go to waste so we headed down into Dorset. First stop was Durdle Door, an iconic landmark on the Jurassic coast…heights are so not my thing..and this was high! So it was a quick click and back to my comfort zone = way back 😀


I zoomed in for the next shot and didn’t realise until I uploaded the photos I’d actually caught someone ‘tombstoning’ – a very scary craze that’s been going on for years. I don’t know how far he jumped. I had noticed a couple of people in the water but didn’t realise that’s what they were doing.


Just a couple of random shots of the surrounding cliffs..

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Next stop was Corfe Castle, standing above Corfe village on the Isle of Purbeck. The original castle was built by Alfred the Great in the 870s. The Norman castle was begun in 1090 by William the Conqueror and partially demolished by the Parliamentarians in 1646.

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17 thoughts on “Durdle Door/Corfe Castle

  1. Fantastic photos. I’d love to wander around this place or any historical sites. My mouth is hanging open from waaay over here.
    What is ‘tombstoning’?
    Doesn’t that one picture look like a dragon made of stone? 🙂


    1. Thanks so much, Tess ❤ Jumping off impossibly high cliffs or other platforms vertically into the sea, or other water masses, has been given the name tombstoning because of the posture of the jumper. Unfortunately it’s claimed too many young lives..but still they do it 😦 Yes, it does look like a dragon 😀

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