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Highcliffe Castle

Aerial shot of the illustrious castle.

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 3 Children or 1 Adult 3 Children)£15.00 per person per day

Highcliffe Castle Season Ticket Members & Historic Houses Association Members: FREE

Opening Times

Castle Opening Times (1 Jan 2019 - 23 Dec 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 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.

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

    • Alfie2007
      Newport, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Birthday treat
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 27th October 2019
      A 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
    • V6361CFadams
      Wokingham, United Kingdom
      Not at all what we were expecting, which made it very interesting
      4 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 30th October 2019
      We 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
    • GrandTour673959
      Surprising, interesting past, stunning view of The Needles from the house.
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 30th October 2019
      Interesting 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

    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    The Castle car park currently holds 100 spaces including a bay for wedding car parking which can accommodate 30 spaces and there is 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: The Castle can be accessed by coach, passengers can be dropped off at the designated Coach drop off situated at the front entrance of the Castle, and the driver would then park the coach at the Cliff Top car park, returning for the passenger departure at a pre-agreed time. The Castle offers group discounts for groups of 10 or more visitors.

     

    Bus: Visitors can board a bus in Bournemouth which is run by More Bus service on the X1 and X2 route, this route takes you through Christchurch and Highcliffe with a stop right outside the Castle next to the Lord Bute Hotel. This service runs Mon-Sat in the daytime up to every 30 mins and on Sundays every two hours.

    Yellow buses are also running a route on the 1 service running from Christchurch stopping right outside the Castle next to the Lord Bute Hotel, this service runs on variable times every hour to hour and a half. 

    Please check the bus company’s websites for up to date and correct information. 

     

    Train: Hinton Admiral Train station is located 1 mile from the Castle and from this point visitors have a 15-20 min walk to reach the Castle. The train route services a number of stations on its through journey, notably the main being London, in just under 2 hours to the Castle. Bikes can also be transported on the train and then cycle from the station.

     

    Plane: Visitors can use the local airports, Southampton and Bournemouth; visitors can use the train service linking Southampton to the local train station Hinton Admiral. At Bournemouth there are accessible links to trains and buses by taxi. 

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