Following the latest government advice on social distancing and avoiding public gatherings, BCP Council is taking the sensible precaution to protect the public by reducing some non-essential council services. Highcliffe Castle will be closed from Thursday 19 March until further notice. A full list of BCP Council service closures can be found here.
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 Good223
- Travels-with-family4East Midlands, United KingdomGreat family visitSunday, 23rd February 2020We were staying in Highcliffe and needed something to keep us busy on a cold, windy afternoon. We walked along the beach and then up to the castle, such a lovely way to approach the castle. On... Read full review
- jennytillmanLittlehampton, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesRainy dayMonday, 24th February 2020We last visited Highcliffe castle a few years ago, what a change we saw today. Lot of work has been done to renovate this lovely building, most rooms are now accessible. Display boards basic but very... Read full review
- Paulbd47Blandford Forum, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesSunday day outSunday, 8th March 2020Visited here. It was a bit of a strange "castle" as it wasn't really and very odd in that it's a combination of several building projects. Saw a fair bit with a guide who did their best but was not... Read full review