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Highcliffe Castle

Rothesay Drive
Lymington Road
BH23 4LE

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Highcliffe Castle

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult admission charge£2.50 per ticket
Entry and Guided Tour£5.95 per ticket
Season Ticket Holders Guided Tour£3.95 per ticket

Entry to the grounds only is Free.
Accompanied children under 16 are Free.
Behind the Scenes Tours: every Tuesday and Thursday at 2pm, and Sunday at 11am. Booking recommended.


  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

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Recent Reviews:

  • Bridgit W
    Ascot, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    A hidden gem!
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 21st October 2017
    We knew of Highcliffe Castle and have wanted to visit for ages. Entry to the castle was free today : it has some stunning features especially the stained glass window and it’s position on the cliff... Read full review
  • Anthony P
    Trip Type:
    Interesting Building
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 19th October 2017
    This ancient building is fascinating. It's a pity they have had so many fires to leave it a bit barren. The view from the main entrance across to the needles is amazing. The cafe is good but a bit on... Read full review
  • laura l
    Rayleigh, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Lovely setting for afternoon tea
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 11th October 2017
    Lovely and relaxed. Good offering of sandwiches and cakes. The latte was good and nice feel to the place. Grounds not massive but pretty and great views from cliff top Read full review

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Road From A35 follow signs to Highcliffe.

Public Transport Directions

Bus: Wilts & Dorset and Yellow Buses operate services to and from Highcliffe town centre.

Rail: 15 minutess walk from Hinton Admiral Railway Station.

Air: 20 minutes drive from Bournemouth Airport.



  • Gift Shop

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop
  • Tea Rooms

Venue Facilities

  • Beach adajacent for photography
  • Choice of marriage rooms
  • Garden/grounds available for photography
  • Groups Accepted - Essential to pre book.
  • Late licence for evening receptions
  • Licenced for civil marriages
  • Sea views available for photography
  • Use of cake stand and knife

Key Features

  • Families
  • Film or TV location
  • In town/city centre - 10 minutes walk from Highcliffe village.
  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest - Grade 1 listed building, once the home of Lord Stuart de Rothesay.
  • Outdoor Attraction - access the gardens free of charge.
  • Weddings


  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • Facilities for the Disabled
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Children & Infants

  • Facilities for children - special events

Parking & Transport

  • On Bus Route - Wilts & Dorset bus X1 and X2 and Yellow bus 111 from the centre of Christchurch
  • On site parking - pay and display parking.
  • Parking (charge) - 5 hours maximum stay.


  • On-Site café/restaurant - Tearooms. Contact (01425) 270924
  • Picnic Site

Payment Methods

  • All major credit cards accepted
  • Approx length of visit - 03:00
  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times
  • Special group rates
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

Establishment Features

  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Cater for groups
  • Coach drop-off point
  • Dogs Accepted - on leads, in the grounds only.
  • Event Venue - see for all event listings.
  • Licenced for civil marriages - see for comprehensive information.
  • On-site Restaurant/Cafe
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Wedding Venue

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Wi-fi available

Opening Times

Closed Long Term
2018 Opening (16 March 2018 - 23 December 2018)
Monday - Thursday11:00 - 17:00*
Friday - Saturday11:00 - 16:30*
Sunday11:00 - 17:00*

* The Castle will be closed from 31st October 2017 until approximately mid March 2018 for restoration works.

Occasionally, we may be closed all day due to a function. Please refer to our website for more information.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


Highcliffe Castle BeachHighcliffe Castle Beach, ChristchurchA beautiful, rural, shingle and sand beach set against tree-lined cliffs.

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