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Christchurch Castle

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Good views

Didn’t get out on this occasion to see the castle but it’s easily seen from a drive the... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
Kathryn S
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Hidden gem behind the shops

Situated on mound behind the shops and near to the Priory, are situated the remains of the Norman... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2018
Greater London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 14 August 2018 via mobile

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

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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 27 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 8 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
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

A few crumbling stone walls at the top of a knoll. I do like history but this little bit of it was not very exciting I’m afraid

Thank Martin C
Reviewed 15 March 2018

It was worth the detour after visiting the Church and harbour, but there wasn't a lot to see. My wife and daughter walked up the hill while I stayed at the bottom and took some pictures. Unless you are really into castle remains, I wouldn't...More

1  Thank PJWallyrock
Reviewed 10 March 2018

Nice little walk around for 10 mins or so. Not a lot to see and no charge. Shame it's left open to vandalism.

Thank dmn2710
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