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Christchurch Castle

Castle Street, Christchurch BH23 1DT, England
+44 370 333 1181
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After visiting the priory church, I walked to this place. I found the steps, as I climbed up, to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Exeter, United Kingdom
Great view

There's not a lot to see and it won' take long to view everything but he ruins of Christchurch... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Marty B
Romford, United Kingdom
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  • Average18%
  • Poor0%
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Castle Street, Christchurch BH23 1DT, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After visiting the priory church, I walked to this place. I found the steps, as I climbed up, to be very narrow and had to keep putting my left hand down to steady myself. It was a bit of a climb to the top, but...More

Thank ste141
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There's not a lot to see and it won' take long to view everything but he ruins of Christchurch castle offer a great view of the town and priory church. It was built after the Norman conquests and was in use until it was slighted...More

Thank Marty B
Reviewed 19 October 2017

A very picturesque area to visit, with plaques of information scattered around. There's a pretty little park just behind the castle too. Can take some great photo's.

Thank AmyTurtle999
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Not a lot to see but none the less easily reachable from the Norman House. Quite a few steps but not very steep and when you get to the top there are views over Christchurch ish...Boards explain the purpose of the building.

Thank handsome1964
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

What can I say... This was truly one of the most exquisite places we've ever visited. Upon arrival to this magical castle we were greeted by Dave, our knowledgable (and bald) tour guide who really took us on an educational adventure and also provided free...More

2  Thank Cam B
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 14 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
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