Here you’ll find a bit of everything. Part traditional seaside, part glorious English countryside, this town has two rivers running through it as well as nature reserves, nearby beaches and a lovely harbour to explore. It holds an annual regatta up the River Stour, a folk festival that has expanded in recent years to cater for a range of tastes, and a Food and Wine festival that takes place during early summer. For a trip back in time, visit Christchurch Castle, the Priory, Place Mill and Highcliffe Castle.
Why visit Christchurch?
With seven local beaches, two castles and endless shops and cafés, this town is an ideal holiday destination. It’s a wonderful place to explore with many options. The toughest job this holiday will be deciding what fun thing to do next.
Things to do in Christchurch:
Take a trip to one of the nearby beaches on a hot sunny day, drop by the Red House Museum and Gardens or stroll down the market. For some of the best views in the area take a stroll up St Catherine’s Hill. From the top, you can see into Christchurch and catch a glimpse of the Isle of Wight coastline beyond.
Why stay in a Christchurch cottage?
This is a fantastic area for fun holidays, with plenty of amenities available and attractions for adults and kids alike. As it’s part of a UNESCO Area of Natural Beauty make sure you don’t miss out on a fabulous view of the surrounding area, take a walk along the Jurassic Coast to see its natural beauty for yourself. Bring your pet pooch with you and stay in one of our dog-friendly cottages as well.
Three must see things in Christchurch:
- Head down to one of the seven beaches on offer - we’d recommend Highcliffe Castle Beach as while there you can visit the spectacular nearby clifftop mansion, Highcliffe Castle.
- Adventure Wonderland is a family theme park which has tonnes of fantastic rides and attractions to enjoy.
- 11th century Christchurch Priory, for which the town was renamed, towers over the local town and offers a small museum, gift shop and occasionally will provide tours during special occasions.