Cromwell destroyed this gate tower during the Civil War. They blew away the foundations of the left tower so that it slipped down the slope.
However its now in the safe hands of the National Trust.
Safe however until the Vikings arrive. Whilst we were here there was a Viking and Anglo Saxon reenactment, with daily battles.
The old village of Corfe is worth a walk around.
Corfe is home to the Swanage steam railway, with trips between the towns, and all run by proud volunteers.