1970s Swanage and Corfe Castle

An amusing view of 1970s Swanage, Corfe Castle and the Isle of Purbeck from the ‘Wish you were here?’ show, first aired 10th February 1977 on Thames TV.

‘Wish you were here?’ presenter Chris Kelly takes a look around the popular British seaside resort of Swanage and the imposing ruin – Corfe Castle.


The beautiful town of Swanage is just five miles from Corfe Castle and offers everything you would expect from a traditional seaside holiday resort — from a safe sandy beach, parks and playgrounds to winding narrow streets with views of the sea around every corner.

Swanage Heritage Railway

If you are looking to explore Corfe Castle and Swanage, then travel in style on the Swanage Heritage Railway. You can easily catch the steam train from Norden Halt or Corfe Castle and travel to Swanage, or start your adventure in Swanage and visit the Village and Castle.

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