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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.



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    Recent Reviews:

    • MarianneDenHaag
      Haddenham, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Nice local amenity
      4 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 19th March 2019
      We visited the house, at £2.50 per adult it was cheap. The house is nice enough but not awesome. Nice that the locals have access to the grounds. Read full review
    • Howard B
      Of historic interest
      3 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 19th March 2019
      Our visit to Highcliffe Castle was a little disappointing as the property appeared rather shabby to us and in need of attention and some redecoration. It was also much smaller than we had imagined... Read full review
    • ShirleyE14
      Horsham, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Beautiful castle
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 22nd March 2019
      This castle looks like a large house, but is beautiful as are the grounds. A great setting for a wedding. The entrance price is very good and reflects the size of the property. They are opening the... 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


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

    Attraction Facilities

    • Shop
    • Tea Rooms


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

    Children & Infants

    • Facilities for children - special events

    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

    Key Features

    • Approx length of visit - 03:00
    • 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.
    • Open by appointment outside normal opening times
    • Outdoor Attraction - access the gardens free of charge.
    • Weddings

    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.

    Payment Methods

    • All major credit cards accepted
    • Delta accepted
    • Maestro accepted
    • MasterCard accepted
    • Special group rates
    • TIC Staff Admitted Free
    • Visa accepted

    Tours and Demonstrations

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

    Travel & Trade

    • Group discounts available
    • Wi-fi available

    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

    Opening Times

    2019 Opening (1 February 2019 - 31 December 2019)
    Monday - Thursday10:30 - 16:00
    Friday10:30 - 16:00*
    Saturday11:00 - 16:00*
    Sunday10:30 - 16:00

    * The Library and Ante-Library are closed until Spring 2019.
    Last admission to the Castle is half an hour before closing time.
    Occasionally, the Castle may be closed all day due to a function. Please refer to our website for more information.
    The Castle grounds are open daily at 7am and close at: 6.30pm – November to March, 7.30pm – April and October, 9pm – May and September and 10pm – June, July and August. Entry to the grounds is free, parking charges apply.

    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.

    The Castle Kitchen in the grounds of Highcliffe CastleThe Castle Kitchen, ChristchurchOur Tearooms are situated in the beautiful grounds of Highcliffe Castle. Enjoy a Cream Tea and a slice of homemade cake with an artisan coffee while sitting under the spreading branches of the Holme Oak trees and or take a walk to the headland and view the Isle Of Wight and the beautiful beach.

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    Visit Dorset Attractions Festival - Highcliffe CastleA magnificent Grade 1 listed cliff-top mansion, built by Lord Stuart de Rothesay in the early 1830s. The Heritage Centre features the Castle’s intriguing history as well as an extensive programme of exhibitions, events and concerts. Offer: 2 adults for the price of 1 (admission only). Accompanied...
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    Saturday, 1st June 2019 - Sunday, 2nd June 2019

    Highcliffe Food and Arts Festival
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