Dorset is blessed with so many beautiful places ( we are soo lucky here! ) Christchurch is top for walking, leisure and eating out! Recommend the priory, ruins..old mill..and the green by the water...gorgeous place.
I love coming here. It is right next to a bridge over the river and it is one of the most peaceful and relaxing spots you could find. The remnants of the castle are hundreds of years old and reflective of the glorious days of old!
Make sure you have sensible shoes to climb . Not a place that you can spend a lot of time at but worth a look and its free. Kids will love running up and own.
Free to enter with winding stone steps to reach the top. Information board tells you about the site. Great views from the top helped me explain to the kids why a castle might be built there. Other interesting ruin nearby for a lady who thought she might be buried alive - the kids loved it, then were totally freaked out!
If you are expecting a very well maintained and restored castle, this is not the place to go, but if you are interested in the imaginative fables of a castle in a period long gone, this is a very good atmospheric place in a mount with great views around Christchurch
The remains of this castle are well preserved and close to the town centre. There is no entry charge. It is worth the climb up the steps to the top of the mound. Take the lovely walk along the river to the quay. Worth a visit.
I'm a history lover, but I was not impressed by this place. Maybe because not so much things that I can see in this place. However, still this place should be in your List, because this place is part of Christchurch history. From this place, we can visit other attractions which most of them are walkable.
This could be easily missed, as it is quite hidden. Best to go after the Priory. Head right out of the West door, follow the path through the graveyard down the slope, pause to take in the charming gated Garden of Remembrance on your left. Just past this, turn left through a gate, pass the bottom of the garden, then... 更多