Highcliffe Castle

Castle on sunny day with Parterre hedge in the foreground

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult Ticket£7.00 per person per day
Child aged 5 - 16£3.00 per person per day
Family (2 Adults 2 Children or 1 Adult 3 Children)£15.00 per person per day

Highcliffe Castle Members, Historic Houses Members, children under 5 and carers: FREE. Seniors and students £6.50.

Opening Times

Castle Opening Times (1 Feb 2022 - 23 Dec 2022)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00

* Castle Grounds open daily at 7:00 am and close from 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm depending on the season. More information can be found on the website.

Rothesay Drive
Lymington Road
BH23 4LE
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Tel01202 093377



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    Recent Reviews:

    • B7843VVlarab
      Trip Type:
      Good to visit on a sunny day
      4 of 5 stars
      Friday, 22nd April 2022
      A beautiful location and an interesting story. I was fascinated at the work being done to restore what was a derelict building. Although here was not a huge amount to see this was reflected in the... Read full review
    • craigrE6840SY
      Trip Type:
      Nice, but slow day at the cafe..
      2 of 5 stars
      Monday, 2nd May 2022
      Ive been to the castle a few times, but only gone in this visit. Worth a visit but it is basic in terms of things to see inside the castle. Lovely location. The cafe has been fine on previous visits... Read full review
    • Curious41142
      Good food poor service
      3 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 3rd May 2022
      Cafe is in a great location, best ever breakfast bacon baps but very slow and disorganised service. The queue for hot drinks often puts people off. Shame because it is a lovely location overlooking... Read full review


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    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    The Castle car park has 100 spaces including a bay for wedding car parking which can accommodate 30 spaces. There are also a further 6 spaces for blue badge holders. During summer months this car park often becomes busy from early in the day. Alternative car parking is provided nearby at Highcliffe Cliff Top car park in Wharncliffe Road (see map) or at Steamer Point car park in Mudeford. From Steamer Point car park, Highcliffe Castle can be reached in 10 minutes by following the Coastal Path which follows a cliff top route through the nature reserve with stunning sea views of Christchurch Bay.

    Public Transport Directions


    Coach passengers can be dropped off at the designated Coach drop off point situated at the front entrance of the Castle. The Castle offers group discounts for groups of 10 or more visitors.


    More Bus run the X1 and X2 services from Bournemouth. This route takes you through Christchurch and Highcliffe with a stop outside the Castle, next to the Lord Bute Hotel. This service runs Mon-Sat in the daytime up to every 30 minutes, and on Sundays every two hours.

    Yellow buses service 1 runs from Christchurch, stopping outside the Castle next to the Lord Bute Hotel.This service runs at variable times every hour to hour and a half. 

    Please check the bus companies' websites for up to date and correct information. 



    Hinton Admiral Train station is located 1 mile from the Castle, which is a 15-20 minute walk away. The train route services a number of stations on its through journey from and to London. Bikes can also be transported on the train.





    • Baby Changing Facilities
    • Gift Shop
    • Groups Welcome
    • Website


    • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
    • Assistance Dogs
    • Changing Places Toilet
    • Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities
    • Easy access from main roads/good public transport links
    • Facilities for Disabled Visitors
    • Guide Dogs Permitted
    • Handrail by steps
    • Level access, ramp or lift to a public toilet
    • Ramp/Level Access
    • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

    Attraction Facilities

    • Dogs on Lead Only
    • Shop
    • Tea Rooms


    • On-Site café/restaurant
    • Picnic Site
    • Tea Room

    Children & Infants

    • Accept children all ages

    Establishment Features

    • Available for wedding receptions
    • Cater for groups
    • Coach drop-off point
    • Event venue
    • Licenced for civil marriages
    • On-site coach parking
    • On-site Restaurant/Cafe
    • Picnic Area
    • Shop
    • Toilets
    • Wedding Venue

    Key Features

    • Groups
    • Indoor Attraction
    • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
    • Weddings

    Parking & Transport

    • Coach Parking
    • On Bus Route
    • Parking (charge)

    Payment Methods

    • All major credit cards accepted
    • Contactless payment accepted
    • Special group rates

    Tours and Demonstrations

    • Guided Tours Available for Groups
    • Guided Tours Available for Individuals

    Travel & Trade

    • Group discounts available
    • Groups Welcome
    • Wi-fi available

    Venue Facilities

    • Groups Accepted

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