Getting here

Highcliffe Castle is on the outskirts of the village of Highcliffe. Nestling on the border of Dorset and Hampshire, Highcliffe is an award winning floral village, 4 miles from the historic town of Christchurch.

The bustling village centre  contrasts with the peaceful coastline where you can enjoy beautiful views of the Isle of Wight and the sweep of Christchurch Bay from the cliff-top.

Bournemouth, offering excellent accommodation, beaches and shopping is approx. 9 miles from Highcliffe. We are also close to Bournemouth International Airport (approx. 6 miles), the New Forest (4 miles) and Southampton (20 miles).

Travelling by Car 

  • The Castle car park currently holds 100 spaces including a bay for wedding car parking which can accommodate 30 spaces and there is also a further 6 spaces for blue badge holders. During summer months this car park often becomes busy from early in the day.

Alternative parking:

  • Highcliffe Cliff Top car park currently holds 624 in Wharncliffe Road, BH23 5DF.
  • Steamer Point car park currently holds 169 in Mudeford, BH23 4TA. From Steamer Point car park, Highcliffe Castle can be reached in 10 minutes by following the Coastal Path which follows a cliff top route through the nature reserve with stunning sea views of Christchurch Bay.

Travelling by train   

Hinton Admiral Train station is located 1 mile from the Castle and from this point visitors have a 15-20 min walk to reach the Castle. The train route services a number of stations on its through journey, notably the main being London, in just under 2 hours to the Castle. Bikes can also be transported on the train and then cycle from the station.

Travelling by bus

Visitors can board a bus in Bournemouth which is run by More Bus service on the X1 and X2 route, this route takes you through Christchurch and Highcliffe with a stop right outside the Castle next to the Lord Bute Hotel. This service runs Mon-Sat in the daytime up to every 30 mins and on Sundays every two hours.




Highcliffe Castle
Rothesay Drive
BH23 4LE