Corfe Castle has been lit up to celebrate 125 years of the National Trust, which marks its anniversary today.

The National Trust is a conservation charity founded in 1895 by three people — Octavia Hill, Sir Robert Hunter and Hardwicke Rawnsley — who saw the importance of the nation’s heritage and open spaces, and wanted to preserve them for everyone to enjoy.

To help mark this significant moment in its history, the Trust has committed to achieving carbon net zero emissions by 2030, and establishing 20 million trees to help tackle climate change, creating green corridors for people and nature near towns and cities, running a year-long campaign to connect people with nature and continuing investment in arts and heritage.

Corfe Castle has been a Saxon stronghold, a Norman fortress, a royal palace and a family home in its ten centuries of dominating the Purbeck landscape.