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Highcliffe Castle

Closed Now: 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Open today: 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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The Selfridge connection

a very popular stately home once used by Mr Selfridge. It is used for weddings functions... read more

Reviewed November 4, 2018
Swindon, United Kingdom
Beautiful Gardens

We were on holiday in Christchurch and the weather was very good to us. As we knew the castle was... read more

Reviewed October 29, 2018
Tina T
Kettering, United Kingdom
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  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Highcliffe Castle Rothesay Drive, Highcliffe, Christchurch BH23 4LE, England
+44 1425 278807
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for coffee - and just sat out in the gardens. Didn't view the castle. Service was slow and we had to clear a table..... drinks were fine though!!!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Pamishappy
Reviewed November 4, 2018

a very popular stately home once used by Mr Selfridge. It is used for weddings functions & concerts and set in lovely gardens with garden walks overlooking the coast. It has a nice cafe which serves food & drink all year long There are ample...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank paulrobinson1945
Reviewed October 29, 2018

We were on holiday in Christchurch and the weather was very good to us. As we knew the castle was being refurbished,(a big job for someone with very deep pockets!!) we chose to wander round the gardens after a nice cup to tea and a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tina T
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

Lovely gardens and tea room to explore. The building looks great fro the outside. Inside the staff are very informative particularly volunteer Bob. Despite the restoration work following the fires the rooms available to view are very interesting with further information provided. We did not...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Paul C
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Lovely place but pricey for even small family Very elegant place not good place for babies or going children

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank SimonH1882
Reviewed September 28, 2018

Visited this property whilst staying at a hotel in the New Forest, probably wouldn’t have made the trip if I knew the Castle was totally ruined by fires in 1967 and 1968. It’s really just a shell with nothing of its original splendour left. It’s...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank sc0userneil
Reviewed September 23, 2018

We had anticipated spending a couple of hours here at least but due to the current refurbishment there is little to see internally and we found that after 15 minutes we had seen all that there was to see. We had hoped to descend the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank TonysolihullUK
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

It was a lovely visit in a raining day. I think summer is a better option to visit the castle. The history of the place was really interesting. Nice gift shop with local goodies. The best was at the cafe where I had my cream...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank yusufmansoor
Reviewed September 21, 2018

This place is a peace of history which had gone to rack and ruin. Two separate fires had all but destroyed this place and that is a shame. Many years have since been spent trying to turn back the clock and to restore this wonderful...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Travellerclass
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

Lovely building shame some of it was out of bounds still working garden pretty good talk about its history

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Jane H
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August 4, 2018|
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Response from justlettinguno | Reviewed this property |
Probably too late, but on Hengisbury you can take the 'road train’ which takes you from close to the ferry dock up to the cafe, half way back to ‘Southbourne’ hence half the walk:
July 26, 2018|
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Response from D0risim0 | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are welcome around the gardens, not sure whether they're meant to be kept on leads or not but they seemed to be running free on the beach, hope that helps.
May 5, 2018|
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Response from Dickodemint | Reviewed this property |
All are suitable..check what's open on the website as there are refurbishments going on.