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Christchurch Castle

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Worth the climb

There isn't much here, just a couple of ruined walls. However, the climb to the top of the mound is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Michael C
Derby, United Kingdom
Blink and you’ll miss it!

Sadly there is not much of the castle left but if you are passing it’s worth a quick diversion, not... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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All reviews norman house small hill civil war information boards bowling green centre of town worth the climb stone steps free attraction kids will love worth a visit lovely view car park mound ruins plaques history
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Reviewed 5 days ago

There isn't much here, just a couple of ruined walls. However, the climb to the top of the mound is worthwhile because there is an excellent view of the town and Priory.

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sadly there is not much of the castle left but if you are passing it’s worth a quick diversion, not easy to find though as there is not much left.

Thank waldorf53
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Norman Tower a top a hill with a view of Christchurch Priory (also build by the Normans) and the town.

1  Thank Anja B
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

With it’s scenic view of the surrounding of River Avon and the town around it, the castle is well positioned and peacefully set on top of a small hill. Lovely layout and pretty steps makes it a perfect place for photography. Definitely worth going to...More

Thank Jaycee K
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful little walk through to the quay, very interesting to read about local history and take in the beautiful scenery.

1  Thank SamMG91
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Didn’t get out on this occasion to see the castle but it’s easily seen from a drive the Christchurch, it’s a small but cute castle and with a climb you could get fab views. Information about the Norman castle is available for those historians.

Thank Kathryn S
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Not really a castle more a DIY SOS in the making. Out for a walk with Fergus, went up the small hill to it, through it and round it within a couple of minutes. Historic building but not a day out.

Thank Happyfamily2012_12
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

There’s not many ruins left, to be fair, as a castle on this lcoation was originally built close to a thousand years ago, so most of the original buildings have long gone. However... It was nice to climb the stone steps up the grassy mound...More

Thank filthurlow
Reviewed 10 June 2018

Not a lot to see, but it's worth the climb, to see the views over the town, and to read about the castle's history. Thanks to English Heritage for keeping it accessible and safe to visit.

1  Thank AlpineGoat
Reviewed 7 June 2018

Situated on mound behind the shops and near to the Priory, are situated the remains of the Norman Keep. Also is Norman House with a spectacularly intact chimney. There's lots of peace in this area away from the hustle of the shops.

Thank gagensl24
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