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Christchurch Castle

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

Opening Times:

Open all week days (reasonable times)


Public Toilets

Close to the shops and local tea rooms / pubs

Contact Information:

(01935) 812 072


Castle Street



Further Information:

Visit the castle’s website:  Christchurch Castle

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