Highcliffe Castle

Castle on sunny day with Parterre hedge in the foreground

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult Ticket£9.00 per person per day
Child aged 5 - 16£3.20 per person per day
Family (2 Adults 2 Children or 1 Adult 3 Children)£20.00 per person per day
Seniors£8.50 per person per day
Students£8.50 per person per day

Highcliffe Castle Members, Historic Houses Members, children under 5 and carers: FREE.

Opening Times

Castle Opening Times (4 Feb 2024 - 23 Dec 2024)
DayTimes
Monday - Thursday10:00 - 16:00
Friday - SaturdayClosed
Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Castle Opening Times (4 Feb 2024 - 23 Dec 2024)
DayTimes
Monday - Thursday10:00 - 16:00
Friday - SaturdayClosed
Sunday10:00 - 16:00

* The Castle will be open from Sunday 4 February 2024.

Gates open from 7am every day. Close at 6:30pm from November to March, 7:30pm in April and October, 9pm in May and September and 10pm in June, July and August.
The gates are locked promptly in the evening, so please do leave enough time to get back to your car if you are out walking.

Rothesay Drive
Lymington Road
Highcliffe
Christchurch
Dorset
BH23 4LE
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    Recent Reviews:

    • simon w
      ruislip
      taken by surprise
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 8th November 2023
      In the midst of storm Ciaran we arrived at Highcliffe castle wanting to find shelter indoors. The rain stopped long enough for us to enjoy a walk down to the beach. Seeing the waves crash into the... Read full review
    • Chris H
      Guildford, United Kingdom
      Morning at the Castle
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 2nd December 2023
      Enjoyable morning at the castle. Warm welcome by staff. Interesting, well informed tour both inside and out. Impressed by the enthusiasm of the volunteers. Castle is being restored after fire... Read full review
    • Eileen E
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Interesting good value place to visit
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 8th December 2023
      What an interesting place so much to see and do and an amazing location right on the coast. Booked a really good value fascinating behind the scenes tour with Maurice and his team who are cataloging... Read full review

    Awards

    • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

    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: 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.

    Bus:

    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. 

     

    Train: 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.

     

     

    Facilities

    Other

    • Gift Shop
    • Website

    Accessibility

    • 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

    Children & Infants

    • Accept children all ages
    • Baby Changing Facilities

    Establishment Features

    • Available for wedding receptions
    • Coach drop-off point
    • Event venue
    • Groups Welcome
    • Licenced for civil marriages
    • On-site coach parking
    • 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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