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 futher deterioration, Christchurch Borough Council purchased it.
The Castle is now a popular tourist attraction, community space and one of the most popular wedding venues in Dorset and Hampshire.
Highcliffe Castle, Rothesay Drive, Highcliffe, Dorset BH23 4LE Tel: 01425 278807
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