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The Selfridge connection

a very popular stately home once used by Mr Selfridge. It is used for weddings functions... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2018
Swindon, United Kingdom
Beautiful Gardens

We were on holiday in Christchurch and the weather was very good to us. As we knew the castle was... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2018
Tina T
Kettering, United Kingdom
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Highcliffe Castle Rothesay Drive, Highcliffe, Christchurch BH23 4LE, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We parked for 50p for 4 hours. Visited the cafe, staff very friendly and a good menu. Toilets are clean. A stunning building and nice gardens. We walked down the steps to the beach and strolled along. Nice sandy beach.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JC-the-organiser
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The castle is now closed for refurbishment until February 2019... The gardens are open but there is really not much to see there... we arrived up the steps from Avon beach which was the highlight of our visit and well worth the walk along the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jonathan R
Reviewed 21 November 2018

Went here for coffee - and just sat out in the gardens. Didn't view the castle. Service was slow and we had to clear a table..... drinks were fine though!!!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Pamishappy
Reviewed 4 November 2018

a very popular stately home once used by Mr Selfridge. It is used for weddings functions & concerts and set in lovely gardens with garden walks overlooking the coast. It has a nice cafe which serves food & drink all year long There are ample...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank paulrobinson1945
Reviewed 29 October 2018

We were on holiday in Christchurch and the weather was very good to us. As we knew the castle was being refurbished,(a big job for someone with very deep pockets!!) we chose to wander round the gardens after a nice cup to tea and a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tina T
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely gardens and tea room to explore. The building looks great fro the outside. Inside the staff are very informative particularly volunteer Bob. Despite the restoration work following the fires the rooms available to view are very interesting with further information provided. We did not...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank paulcK7699LP
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Lovely place but pricey for even small family Very elegant place not good place for babies or going children

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank SimonH1882
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Visited this property whilst staying at a hotel in the New Forest, probably wouldn’t have made the trip if I knew the Castle was totally ruined by fires in 1967 and 1968. It’s really just a shell with nothing of its original splendour left. It’s...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank sc0userneil
Reviewed 23 September 2018

We had anticipated spending a couple of hours here at least but due to the current refurbishment there is little to see internally and we found that after 15 minutes we had seen all that there was to see. We had hoped to descend the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank TonysolihullUK
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

It was a lovely visit in a raining day. I think summer is a better option to visit the castle. The history of the place was really interesting. Nice gift shop with local goodies. The best was at the cafe where I had my cream...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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4 August 2018|
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Response from justlettinguno | Reviewed this property |
Probably too late, but on Hengisbury you can take the 'road train’ which takes you from close to the ferry dock up to the cafe, half way back to ‘Southbourne’ hence half the walk:
26 July 2018|
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Response from D0risim0 | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are welcome around the gardens, not sure whether they're meant to be kept on leads or not but they seemed to be running free on the beach, hope that helps.
5 May 2018|
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Response from Dickodemint | Reviewed this property |
All are suitable..check what's open on the website as there are refurbishments going on.