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 chimney in Britain and was built around 1150. The stone keep (slighted after 1650), replaced a wooden structure about 1300. The castle saw action in the Anarchy about 1147 and in the Civil War in 1645.
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Map & Directions
From A35 follow the signs to historic Christchurch
Public Transport Directions
Bus: Wilts and Dorset and Yellow Buses operate a frequent service to and from Christchurch High Street
Rail: 15 mins walk from Christchurch Rail Station
Air: 15mins car journey from Bournemouth Airport
- Accept Children over 7
- Free Entry
- In town/city centre
- Outdoor Attraction
- Guide Dogs Permitted
Children & Infants
- Accept Children Over 3
Parking & Transport
- Car parking - Nearest car park - Wick Lane behind the Regent Centre off the main High Street.
- Out of Hours Visits
|2017 Opening (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)|