Highcliffe Castle

Aerial shot of the illustrious castle.

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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 Season Ticket Members & Historic Houses Association Members: FREE

Opening Times

Castle Opening Times (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Jan 2022)
DayTimes
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.
Pre booking is essential.

Rothesay Drive
Lymington Road
Highcliffe
Christchurch
Dorset
BH23 4LE
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Tel01202 093377

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
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    299
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    231
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Recent Reviews:

  • Madenee
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    BEAUTIFUL GROUNDS AND BUILDING
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 12th September 2021
    An interesting couple of hours wandering around the grounds and 'Castle' (Stately Home). There were volunteers on hand to ask questions and some great work has been done on the renovations, still a... Read full review
  • 396clivem
    Oxford, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Daily visit on our holiday
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 13th September 2021
    wonderful grounds good for walks along cliff top path to Beach hut cafe with dog. Then back to Highcliffe for cream tea at cafe Read full review
  • C9517LXshirleyt
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Didn't have one ! Very angry 😠
    1 of 5 stars
    Friday, 17th September 2021
    Notification of a wedding should be on a large sign to say that there will be no entry into the castle so as not to pay for the car park ! Read full review

Awards

  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2021
  • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

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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