Christchurch Castle now stands as a remains but offers an interesting example of the Norman period domestic architecture, known as Constable's House, along with the keep.
It lies a few yards off Christchurch's main shopping high street and is under the care of English Heritage.
Henry I gave the manor and borough of Christchurch to Richard de Redvers around 1100. The first real evidence of this stone built castle dates bck to c.1130. Around 1160 a stone built house was erected, usually referred to as Constable's House, and this is situated attractively on the side of the mill stream.
Admission Charges: Free
Open all week days (reasonable times)
Close to the shops and local tea rooms / pubs
(01935) 812 072
Visit the castle’s website: Christchurch Castle
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