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Christchurch Castle

Castle Street, Christchurch BH23 1DT, England
+44 370 333 1181
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Motte a lot to see

A few remains atop a motte. Not a lot to see but makes a few minutes interesting diversion. Don't... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Andy H
Telford, United Kingdom
via mobile
Fantastic ruin, like history rising from the ground

This ruin really grabs your eye, like it's rising out of the ground and it looks magnificent... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2017
Sydney, Australia
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Castle Street, Christchurch BH23 1DT, England
+44 370 333 1181
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

A few remains atop a motte. Not a lot to see but makes a few minutes interesting diversion. Don't make a special trip to see it.

Thank Andy H
Reviewed 24 July 2017

This ruin really grabs your eye, like it's rising out of the ground and it looks magnificent. There is a set of stairs built into the steep ground to climb up and if you read the plaques located at the base of the stairs, as...More

Thank BarbieMegaTraveller
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Another gem in Christchurch, and its a free attraction! Interesting to wonder around and reading the information boards gives you the background and history of this castle. Worth looking out for whilst in Christchurch.

Thank Howlo
Reviewed 21 April 2017

An interesting walk through time. Information boards are posted. There is some climbing involved but the steps are shallow.

Thank leslie4713
Reviewed 13 April 2017

On a visit to Christchurch we came across the ruins of this Norman castle and house. Pleasantly surprised to find that there was no entry charge. The castle is up a steep slope and you need to watch your footing especially when descending but the...More

Thank AngieP49
Reviewed 14 February 2017

It is a very small ruin although quite nice to walk up and see where it was placed in the locaity and the thickness of the walls but surely not going to attract people specifically to visit the area - not much to be done...More

Thank Lindsey C
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

The Christchurch Castle is a nice place to visit. There are a few steps involved to get up to the top, but nothing too strenuous. The view from the top of the castle of the rest of the town is very nice. It is well...More

Thank RamonaL34
Reviewed 2 December 2016

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

Thank Colin M
Reviewed 26 November 2016

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...More

Thank mouseHerts
Reviewed 30 October 2016

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...More

Thank carol g
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