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Purbeck Towers

The Isle of Purbeck is in the south-eastern corner of the county, south of Poole Harbour. It contains six towers, all with active bands (Church Knowle and Corfe Castle have a joint band) :
The bells at Corfe Castle and Worth Matravers were restored (and augmented in the case of Worth) for the Millennium, and Kingston was augmented from an eight in 2000.

The area is popular for holidays and for ringing tours, and the area has plenty of attractions for non-ringers on trips.

Purbeck is in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the village of Corfe Castle is a conservation area, Worth Matravers and Kingston are popular walking spots, and Swanage is a seaside town, with a steam train link to Corfe Castle. Because of this, for tower outings, bookings often need to be made several months in advance.  If you arrange an outing during the summer months or over bank holiday weekends then parking could be difficult.  Parking Tips can be found by clicking here.



So if you are visiting the Isle of Purbeck for a holiday it is possible to ring on every night of the week - you are more than welcome to join us - we would love to meet you!
Information courtesy of Dorset Towers
St Peter, Church Knowle - Swanage Bellringers St Nicholas of Myra, Worth Matravers - Swanage Bellringing St Edward the Martyr, Corfe Castle - Swanage Bellringing St James, Kingston - Swanage Bellringers Lady St Mary, Wareham - Swanage Bellringing

Tower

Bells

Weight

Practice Night

OS Grid Ref

Church Knowle

3

5-2-0

None

SY941819

Worth Matravers

6

6-0-6


Monday

SY972775

Corfe Castle

6

11-2-11

Tuesday

SY960820

Swanage

8

22-0-24

Wednesday

SY027788

Wareham

10

17-1-20

Thursday

SY925872

Kingston

10

26-3-16

Friday

SY955795