Christchurch has everything – stunning golden beaches, a beautiful natural harbour, an historic Priory, Highcliffe Castle, and much, much more. It is also the south-western gateway to the New Forest National Park. Whether it’s strolling the Christchurch Coastal Path between Highcliffe and Mudeford Quay, exploring the wild beauty and magnificent views at Hengistbury Head or spending a day with the kids at Adventure Wonderland, there really is something for everyone here!
For the gastronomists the annual Christchurch Food and Wine Festival is a hugely popular fixture, and the many restaurants and bars offer culinary delights throughout the year. Whether it’s fresh seafood on Mudeford Quay, or fine dining in the shadow of Christchurch’s stunning Priory, there is something to suit every taste.
It’s easy to explore Christchurch’s town centre on foot. Shoppers are well-served by a wide range of national and local retailers and there are plenty of coffee shops, cafes, and traditional pubs to relax in. The High Street is only a short stroll to both the historic Priory and picturesque Quay and riverside park. The acclaimed Regent Theatre offers live music and theatre, and swimming and gym facilities are available at the Two Riversmeet leisure centre.
Christchurch is a perfect base to explore the wider area, whether it’s a day out in bustling Bournemouth or a yomp through the delights of the New Forest National Park. Once visited, you’ll want to return time after time!