Supporting Highcliffe Castle

Highcliffe Castle is owned and operated by Christchurch Borough Council. Our initial building repairs and refurbishment works were able to take place as a result of investments by the Local Authority and grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund and English Heritage. This transformed the castkle from a derelict ruin to the magnificent building you see today.  The most recent phase of refurbishment was completed in 2008, at a cost of £1.2Million, opening up further rooms for use and providing full access to the ground floor, incorporating modern facilities to enable us to hold wedding receptions, banquets and events.
The upkeep, maintenance and good stewardship of the Castle is now funded by several means;
  • an allocated budget from Christchurch Borough Council,
  • admission charges,
  • sales of gifts and produce in the Castle Gift Shop,
  • events and exhibitions,
  • and principally, through wedding ceremonies and receptions.

We also rely on sponsorship, donations and our popular Season Ticket scheme. However, not all support comes in a financial form - we rely on a large volunteer workforce to enable us to open the doors!

There are several ways that you can support Highcliffe Castle;
Thank you for your interest and support of Highcliffe Castle