Welcome to Highcliffe Castle, a family friendly visitor attraction and a stunning weddings and events venue. Which is situated on the vibrant south coast and nestled in between award winning beaches.
On your visit you will be able to step inside and immerse yourself in this magnificent building which is bursting with history and has been described as arguably the most important surviving house of the Romantic and Picturesque style of architecture; its significance is recognised nationally by its Grade 1 listed status on the Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural and Historical Interest.
Discover the Castle
From the outside looking in the Castle looks like a fully restored building that has not suffered any damage but its story is only just beginning when you visit, step inside to discover how this wonderful building has survived two major fires and has undergone extensive restoration which enables you to walk through and explore three floors of fascinating history.
There is plenty to do for all of the family, whether you enjoy reading our interesting interpretation panels or having fun with the kids on our trails, the Castle is suitable for all ages and the average visit will take between 1-2 hours, then on site we have a tearoom facility offering snacks to full lunches and easy access to a glorious beach and a peaceful nature reserve.
Events, Exhibitions & Wellbeing
The castle features an exciting programme of events and exhibits catering for all tastes. They also offer a range of health and fitness programmes all which can be found on their website.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult Ticket||£7.00 per person per day|
|Child aged 5 - 16||£3.00 per person per day|
|Family (2 Adults 3 Children or 1 Adult 3 Children)||£15.00 per person per day|
Highcliffe Castle Season Ticket Members & Historic Houses Association Members: FREE
|Castle Opening Times (1 Jan 2019 - 23 Dec 2019)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 17:00|
* 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.
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good219
- Alfie2007Newport, United KingdomTrip Type:Friends getawayBirthday treatSunday, 27th October 2019A superb building in a stunning location Not only were you able to visualise Downton Abbey but the Egyptian exhibition brought back fond moments of our Nile cruise Read full review
- V6361CFadamsWokingham, United KingdomNot at all what we were expecting, which made it very interestingWednesday, 30th October 2019We assumed this would be like other country houses but we found that it had no interior which far from making it boring actually made for an interesting. Read full review
- GrandTour673959Surprising, interesting past, stunning view of The Needles from the house.Wednesday, 30th October 2019Interesting history, French architecture, left to crumble and saved and renovated with five million of Lottery funding. New oak floors stunning and shell of building beautiful. Wedding venue... Read full review