Name SOSKAN Category Outside



American Civil War Reenactment

The Event

A flavour of the American Civil War will march into Highcliffe Castle over the weekend as The Southern Skirmish Association set up camp. These expert re-enactors showcase how life was during the Civil War including realistic camp life, battle skirmishes and interactive history.

A programme for the day with timing of battles etc will be released closer to the time.

This is a free event however, donations on the day are welcomed

More information about the group can be found on the SOSKAN website 

Approximate Timings

– 1030hrs – Castle opens/living village opens
– 1030hrs – Event commences/Drill routines
– 1200hrs-1300hrs – 1st stage of skirmishes (Rothesay woods)
– 1500hrs-1600hrs – 2nd stage of skirmishes (Rothesay park)
– 1700hrs – Event closes.


Raffle tickets will be available prior to the event from local outlets in Highcliffe Village, the Castle and from sellers within the grounds on the day. The prizes are based around the amazing Dining Experiences we have in the local area and include:

Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa
– 2 x Midweek Seasonal Cookery School Day Experience.

Lime Wood Hotel & Spa
– Midweek Lunch for 2 with House Wine chosen by the Sommelier.

Splinters Restaurant
– 3 Course Set Lunch Special for 4.

La Perle Restaurant
– 3 Course Set Lunch for 2 including a complimentary glass of wine.

Captains Club Hotel & Spa
– 3 Course Set Sunday Lunch for 4.

Lord Bute Restaurant
– 3 Course Set Dinner with House Wine for 2.

Noisy Lobster Restaurant
– Bucks Fizz Breakfast for 2.

Balmer Lawn Hotel & Spa
– Champagne Afternoon Tea for 2.

East Close Country Hotel
– 3 Course Set Sunday Lunch for 4.

South Lawn Country House Hotel
– 3 Course Meal followed by coffee for 2 people in the Cedar Tree Restaurant.

Pebble Beach
– £50 Dining Gift Voucher.

The Huntsman of Brockenhurst
– Sunday Roast for 4 Guest.

Three Tuns
– Two course Dinner for 2 with Wine.

The Mill at Gordleton
– Traditional afternoon tea for 2

The Boathouse
– Breakfast for 2 with a glass of Bucks Fizz

Upper Deck Restaurant, Christchurch Harbour Hotel
– Dinner for 2 including a bottle of house recommend wine

Tickets are available from the following outlets:

– Blue Sky Deli & Cafe
The Arcade
291 Lymington Road
Highcliffe on Sea
01425 270560

– Chris Watson Family Butchers
358 Lymington Road
Highcliffe on Sea
01425 273713

278 Lymington Road,
BH23 5ET
01425 271318

Sweeney Todds Barbers
62b Bargates,
BH23 4QL
01202 487055

Think Print
7 High Street,
BH23 1AB
01202 473167

Pot Pourri
60 Brookley Road
SO42 7RA
Tel: 01590 623778

– Highcliffe Castle Event Information Tent
Saturday and Sunday only