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Christchurch Castle

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Worth the climb

There isn't much here, just a couple of ruined walls. However, the climb to the top of the mound is... read more

Reviewed October 18, 2018
Michael C
Derby, United Kingdom
Blink and you’ll miss it!

Sadly there is not much of the castle left but if you are passing it’s worth a quick diversion, not... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2018
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not so much a castle for the last few centuries, just some crumbling walls. They are however, very atmospheric and scenic walls, definitely Instagram-worthy

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sunnywin
Reviewed October 18, 2018

There isn't much here, just a couple of ruined walls. However, the climb to the top of the mound is worthwhile because there is an excellent view of the town and Priory.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michael C
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Sadly there is not much of the castle left but if you are passing it’s worth a quick diversion, not easy to find though as there is not much left.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank waldorf53
Reviewed September 27, 2018

Norman Tower a top a hill with a view of Christchurch Priory (also build by the Normans) and the town.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

With it’s scenic view of the surrounding of River Avon and the town around it, the castle is well positioned and peacefully set on top of a small hill. Lovely layout and pretty steps makes it a perfect place for photography. Definitely worth going to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful little walk through to the quay, very interesting to read about local history and take in the beautiful scenery.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Didn’t get out on this occasion to see the castle but it’s easily seen from a drive the Christchurch, it’s a small but cute castle and with a climb you could get fab views. Information about the Norman castle is available for those historians.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kathryn S
Reviewed August 9, 2018

Not really a castle more a DIY SOS in the making. Out for a walk with Fergus, went up the small hill to it, through it and round it within a couple of minutes. Historic building but not a day out.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Happyfamily2012_12
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

There’s not many ruins left, to be fair, as a castle on this lcoation was originally built close to a thousand years ago, so most of the original buildings have long gone. However... It was nice to climb the stone steps up the grassy mound...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank filthurlow
Reviewed June 10, 2018

Not a lot to see, but it's worth the climb, to see the views over the town, and to read about the castle's history. Thanks to English Heritage for keeping it accessible and safe to visit.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank AlpineGoat
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