Highcliffe Castle is a Grade 1 listed building situated on the cliff top overlooking Christchurch Bay.
On your visit you will be introduced to the stories of the people who have lived in the Castle, and hear about how this once lavish aristocrat's home was destroyed by two fires and subsequently rescued from ruin. You can often observe our on-site conservator at work in our Stained Glass Studio, restoring pieces of the Castle’s medieval collection. Our Tearooms provide drinks and snacks, or you can enjoy a picnic on the lawns whilst enjoying the sea view.
There is plenty to do for all of the family; from our interactive displays and extensive array of period dressing up clothes, to our programme of trails and crafts.
The Castle also hosts a changing programme of exhibitions, and exciting events throught the year, including our popular outdoor theatre events on the lawns.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult Ticket||£8.00 per person per day|
|Child aged 5 - 16||£3.00 per person per day|
|Family (2 Adults 2 Children or 1 Adult 3 Children)||£18.00 per person per day|
Highcliffe Castle Members, Historic Houses Members, children under 5 and carers: FREE. Seniors and students £7.50.
|Castle Opening Times (12 Feb 2023 - 22 Dec 2023)|
|Monday - Thursday||10:00||- 16:00|
|Friday - Saturday||Closed|
* The Castle will be closed for the winter season from 22 December 2022 to 12 February 2023.
Gates open from 7am every day. Close at 6:30pm from November to March, 7:30pm in April and October, 9pm in May and September and 10pm in June, July and August.
The gates are locked promptly in the evening, so please do leave enough time to get back to your car if you are out walking.