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Address: Castle St, Christchurch BH23 1AZ, England
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This must be the easiest castle ruin to access. Little remains of the castle but the site is still dramatic and capable of stirring the imagination. Access is free and very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Bournemouth
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Bournemouth
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This must be the easiest castle ruin to access. Little remains of the castle but the site is still dramatic and capable of stirring the imagination. Access is free and very easy. Take a camera to capture views of town, Priory and Constable's House

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Herts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The ruins of the castle are on a steep mound that is accessible by steps. It is worth climbing and reading the information when you get to the top. There is not much left and the view is obscured all around by the Priory church and other buildings.

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful ruins, and lovely settings. Dorset is blessed with so many historical places of beauty. Free to visit, great place for photos and ideal for picnics and letting the children run around. You can wander amongst the ruins freely and then stroll along next to the river. well worth a visit if in the surrounding area. You will need to... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

This old Norman Castle has seen it's fair bit of history , it even allowed the parliamentarians to keep their strong hold during the revolution. Now all that's left is the hill the Great Tower was built on and two sides of the tower. You can see the priory and in winter or early spring you would be able to... More 

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Woking
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This truly is a ruin of a castle in a beautiful spot. Imagination is key here when visiting the keep itself, as not much of the original has survived but take a few moments to envision this once important defensive building, as an over-watch of the surrounding countryside and the adjacent Norman house. The house was very interesting to visit... More 

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Ferndown, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I adore this ruin, it is ideal for photographs, and I should know we had our wedding photos here. A beautiful spot for relaxing

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bournemouth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This is a really lovely location, opposite the Kings Hotel in Christchurch. You can walk in and around the ruins, then through a walkway down to Christchurch Quay. If you decide to walk through Convent walk, you will see the ruins on the right side, and again you continue past Christchurch Priory Church, to Christchurch Quay. It is a really... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Dorset is blessed with so many beautiful places ( we are soo lucky here! ) Christchurch is top for walking, leisure and eating out! Recommend the priory, ruins..old mill..and the green by the water...gorgeous place.

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

What you see is all you get but Norman origin interesting enough for the history. Ruins actually on private land owned by a pub but always accessible.You can walk up the pathway to the top for a view but too steep for me. Norman House nearby more complete. There is a bowling green between the castle ruins and the house... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

I love coming here. It is right next to a bridge over the river and it is one of the most peaceful and relaxing spots you could find. The remnants of the castle are hundreds of years old and reflective of the glorious days of old!

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