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Highcliffe Castle

Type:Castle/Fort

Rothesay Drive
Lymington Road
Highcliffe
CHRISTCHURCH
Dorset
BH23 4LE

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Highcliffe Castle

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult admission charge£3.50 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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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

    • Excellent
      236
    • Very Good
      192
    • Average
      71
    • Poor
      30
    • Terrible
      15

    Recent Reviews:

    • Paul C
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Great Value and Friendly Staff
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 25th October 2018
      Lovely gardens and tea room to explore. The building looks great fro the outside. Inside the staff are very informative particularly volunteer Bob. Despite the restoration work following the fires... Read full review
    • Tina T
      Kettering, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Beautiful Gardens
      4 of 5 stars
      Monday, 29th October 2018
      We were on holiday in Christchurch and the weather was very good to us. As we knew the castle was being refurbished,(a big job for someone with very deep pockets!!) we chose to wander round the... Read full review
    • paulrobinson1945
      Swindon, United Kingdom
      The Selfridge connection
      4 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 4th November 2018
      a very popular stately home once used by Mr Selfridge. It is used for weddings functions & concerts and set in lovely gardens with garden walks overlooking the coast. It has a nice cafe which serves... 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.

    Facilities

    Other

    • Gift Shop

    Accessibility

    • 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

    Catering

    • 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 www.highcliffecastle.co.uk/events for all event listings.
    • Licenced for civil marriages - see www.highcliffecastle.co.uk/weddings 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

    2018 Opening (16 March 2018 - 23 December 2018)
    DayTimes
    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

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