***Thursday 4th & Friday 5th three of the castles rooms will be CLOSED because of an event. Due to this the admission will be FREE on those days, there will still be lots to see in our exhibitions and main heritage room the Great Hall. We apologise for any inconvenience.***
Highcliffe Castle is open daily 1st Feb-23rd Dec
Sunday - Thursday 11am - 5pm (last admission 4.30pm)
Friday & Saturday 11am - 4.30pm (last admission 4pm)
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. More information can be found at our Wikipedia page.
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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