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Christchurch Castle

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Christchurch Castle

Although there are only a small amount of remains the step up to this monument is worth the effort... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Barry S
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St Albans, United Kingdom
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 19 October 2018
Michael C
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Although there are only a small amount of remains the step up to this monument is worth the effort. There is information and wonderful views of the surrounding area.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Barry S
Reviewed 26 December 2018

We visited the castle at dusk and climbed up the stairs to the top.. there are no lights, but with phone torches, it made the whole visit more atmospheric. You can feel you are part of a history book from hundreds of years ago, but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jonathan R
Reviewed 21 November 2018

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 19 October 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 2 October 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 27 September 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 11 September 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
Thank jayceek2013
Reviewed 14 August 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 11 August 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 9 August 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
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