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Welcome to Christchurch

Welcome to Christchurch in Dorset - the official UK website for Christchurch, Highcliffe, Mudeford, Hurn and Burton.

Christchurch's unique location at the confluence of the rivers Stour and Avon and on the shores of its own spectacular natural harbour makes it the perfect destination to relax and unwind.  Close to the magnificent Dorset World Heritage Coast and the tranquil New Forest National Park, Christchurch is only a short drive from  Bournemouth and Poole.

The diverse mix of fascinating heritage, beautiful coastline and countryside and wide variety of attractions provides all the ingredients to make your holiday, short break or business trip extra special.

With a great range of quality assessed holiday accommodation, fantastic places to eat and drink, a wealth of things to see and do plus a wide variety of festivals and events, there's something to suit everyone whatever the time of year.

Event Highlights

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Highcliffe Christmas Carnival

Highcliffe Christmas Carnival

Saturday 13 December 2014
A well-attended event and great fun for all the family!

Santa and friends

Christmas Family Fun at ADVENTURE WONDERLAND

The Christmas Season dates are 22nd and 23rd November, the 6th and 7th December and then every day...

Santa and the reindeer arrive at Peeks Partystore

Christchurch Christmas Festival & Switch-on

Christchurch Christmas Festival - Saturday 29 November 2014 10am -7pm. Great fun for all the family...

Carols with the Mayor

Carols with the Mayor

Thursday 18 December 2014

Carols with the Mayor

Explore Christchurch

  • Christchurch Harbour

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    Location: Mudeford

    Christchurch Harbour was formed about 7,000 years ago when the sea level rose at the end of the Ice...

  • Christchurch Castle Ruins

    Christchurch Castle Ruins

    Location: Christchurch

    Christchurch Castle was built in the late 11thC to protect the town's and river access to the...

  • Place Mill

    Place Mill

    Location: Christchurch

    A carefully restored Anglo-Saxon watermill, now an Art Gallery, only a few minutes' walk from the...

  • Christchurch Quay

    Christchurch Quay by Place Mill

    Location: Christchurch

    Christchurch Quay is a popular attraction for all the family. It lies in the upper reaches of the...

  • Mudeford Quay

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    Location: MUDEFORD

    Mudeford Quay is situated at the entrance to Christchurch Harbour and provides spectacular views...

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