Highcliffe Castle is a magnificent Grade 1 Listed 1830s mansion built by Lord Stuart de Rothesay and is situated just four miles east of Christchurch. The cliff-top grounds, with wonderful views of the Dorset coastline and the Isle of Wight, provide access to the beach and to the Christchurch Coastal Path.
The Castle became derelict in the late 1960s following two fires and although it no longer has its rich interiors, the Castle now houses a Heritage Centre containing stateroom galleries, which provide the backdrop to an exciting programme of events and exhibitions. Entertainment highlights for 2013 include outdoor theatre ( Twelth Night, Romeo & Juliet, Sherlock Holmes and Jazz & Swing Concerts), stone carving and photography workshops, children’s activities, vintage car shows, big band concerts, as well as indoor concerts, a Jazz supper evening and much more. The galleries will also host an array of work by local artists that include pottery, textiles, woodwork and photography.
Finally, relax and enjoy a cream tea or some lunch in the Tea Rooms and stroll around the grounds and down to the beach or browse in the fascinating Gift Shop.
The castle is also licensed for civil ceremonies, receptions, banquets and events.
- Regional and Miscellaneous Christchurch Tourism Association 2013
|Open All Year|
|2013 Opening (01/02/2013 - 23/12/2013)|
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult admission charge||£3.25 per ticket|
ENTRY to the grounds only is FREE.
There is PAY & DISPLAY car park on site (5 hour Maximum stay).
Guided Tours - Adults £4.25
Accompanied children U16 Free
Combined Tour and Heritage Centre Admission £5.75
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