Attractions in Dorset
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Stanpit Marsh is situated on the north side of Christchurch Harbour, just below the confluence of the rivers Avon and Stour. The 65 hectare site has an unusual combination of habitats...
Described as the 'oldest link to antiquity' which the town possessed, the 'constant, never-failing stream of water of uncommon purity' which erupted here was renowned for its medicinal virtues, especially for eyes, and hawked around the country as The Christchurch Elixir.
In 1885 the well, pump...
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An urban wildlife corridor made up of Mudeford and Peregrine Woods and designated as a Site of Nature Conservation Interest (SNCI). The Mude Valley is situated to the east of the borough, following the course of the river Mude from Somerford to the north and Mudeford to the south.
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Purewell Meadows is a 14 hectare nature reserve, made up of four hectares public open space, and ten hectares designated as a SSSI. The complex system of fields and ditches presents a range of plant habitats including wet acidic grassland over peat and more neutral damp grassland which are an...
An amazing choice of themed goods, party goods, balloons, fancy dress, novelties, disposable tableware and much more..all under one roof!
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...
Christchurch Castle was built in the late 11th Century to protect the town's and river access to the interior of Wessex. It was built inside the Saxon fort whose walls were probably used to build the castle mound or motte.
The once luxurious Constable's House, now in ruins, has the oldest Norman...
Fantastic garden centre with extensive stock of indoor and out door plants, garden furniture, gifts and cafe. Ideal for browsing or shopping wjatever the weather.
Mudeford Quay is situated at the entrance to Christchurch Harbour and provides spectacular views out to sea and back to Christchurch town.
There are two distinct areas to Mudeford Quay each with their own unique character and uses.
The Quay Head is the hub of visitor activity. A cluster of...
Christchurch Castle was built in the late 11thC to protect the town's and river access to the interior of Wessex. It was built inside the Saxon fort whose walls were probably used to build the castle mound or motte. The luxurious Contable's Hall was built around 1150. The stone keep, (slighted...