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Christchurch

Christchurch, Dorset

Christchurch, rich in heritage and culture, boasts two rivers, a castle, a beautiful 11th Century Priory and a mill of Saxon origin. Christchurch Quay overlooks the pretty Harbour, great for riverside walks. Christchurch is uniquely situated on the shores of its own harbour, close to the magnificent Dorset World Heritage Coast and the tranquil New Forest National Park. The mix of fascinating heritage, beautiful coastline and countryside and wide variety of attractions provide all the ingredients to make your holiday or short break extra special.

With a great range of accommodation, places to eat and drink, a wealth of things to see and do plus a variety of festivals and events there is something to suit everyone whatever your age or taste.

Christchurch is renowned for its fascinating heritage, intriguing history and in particular, the magnificent 11th century Priory Church.The abundance of summer hanging baskets and award-winning floral displays contribute to Christchurch's unique character.

With an excellent number of places to eat and drink, from fine dining to cosy cafés and tea rooms, Christchurch has earned a great reputation both locally and nationally for the annual Food and Wine Festival and the much-loved International Food Market.

The borough includes Highcliffe-on-Sea, Mudeford, Hurn and Burton

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