Sunday - Thursday 11am - 5pm (last admission 4.30pm)
Friday & Saturday 11am - 4.30pm (last admission 4pm)
***The zig zag path running from our Castle to the beach has now been closed due to further deterioration of the structural retaining wall. Work will begin next week to explore possible solution. It is still possible to access the beach through a set of steps further along the cliff top.***
Highcliffe Castle has been described as arguably the most important surviving house of the Romantic and Picturesque style of architecture, which flourished at the end of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century. Its significance is recognised nationally by its Grade 1 status on the Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural and Historical Interest.
The magnificent building, once lavishly furnished in the 18th century French style remained a family home until the 1950s. In the late 1960s two fires rendered the building derelict and in 1977, to prevent further deterioration, Christchurch Borough Council purchased it. More information can be found at our Wikipedia page.
Highcliffe Castle, Rothesay Drive, Highcliffe, Dorset BH23 4LE Tel: 01425 278807
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