Corfe Castle, Dorset

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Dark deeds at Corfe Castle
© Ross Hoddinott/Minden Pictures
The shadowy ruins of Corfe Castle, towering over the foggy hills of Dorset, are no stranger to plotting and intrigue. The centuries-old tale begins with a betrayal. It is rumoured to be on this site that the teenage King Edward the Martyr was assassinated, probably by his half-brother and successor Æthelred the Unready, way back in 978 - a century before the original stone structure was built.
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