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Charming Christchurch

The first word that comes to mind when you step out in Christchurch is old. Not in relation to the blue rinse set that frequent the teahouses (and with the oldest population in the UK, you’d better believe there are plenty of them), but because Christchurch, on the south coast of England, is the kind of old that makes the local bingo club look like a day-care centre.

Remnants from Norman times litter the town, and structures and traditions that date back almost as far are commonplace. The Monday Market began in 1149 (and featured rather less jam and doilies than it does now), while the Ship Inn, the oldest pub in Christchurch, was once favoured by smugglers (as opposed to today’s nine-to-five set). Located at the confluence of the Avon and Stour rivers, Christchurch, unlike some of its residents, has only got better looking with age.


CHRISTCHURCH’S TOP 10

10. Ye Olde George Inne This public house has been around since the 14th century. Luckily, the beer is somewhat fresher!

5. Red House Museum Check out the fashion, culture and politics of times gone by.

9. The Town Bridge This 15th century bridge is still in use, and an excellent example of the craftsmanship of the time.

4. Constable’s House Within the Castle grounds are the remains of the Constable’s House, which boasts one of only five remaining Norman chimneys in the country.

8. Christchurch Priory Overlooking the town, it was a gift from King Henry VIII.

3. Christchurch Quay A picturesque waterside location, from here you can take a historic ferryboat to Wick.

7. Place Mill This Anglo-Saxon watermill gets a mention in the Domesday Book, which means it’s been around since at least 1085.

2. Wick This pretty village lies just across the river from Christchurch and is full of quaint tearooms and historic sites.

6. Highcliffe Castle Built between 1831 and 1835, it is a fine example of Gothic revival architecture.

1. Christchurch Castle Built in Norman times, it is getting on for 1,000 years old. Talk about a fixer-upper!


CHRISTCHURCH EVENTS

May brings the Christchurch Food and Wine Festival, with both traditional and innovative fare to sample.

The Bournemouth Kite Festival in September will see spirits flying high.

Also in September, the Autumn Equinox Ghost Walk will test your mettle. With buildings this old, there have to be at least a few ghosts around…


WHEN TO GO

· Christchurch is in the enviable (and rare) position of being an English city with mild winters and warm summers.

· Winter temperatures only drop to 4 to 8°C (39-46°F).

· Summer temperatures average around 22°C (72°F) – perfect for sightseeing and enjoying the outdoors.


GETTING AROUND

· Canridebuses are an excellent way to get about town. They leave regularly and – wait for it – on time!

· If you’ve decided to really get in the spirit of tourism at one of the many old city centre pubs and have missed the last bus, a taxi is your best bet. They’re not cheap, but they are safe and reliable.


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Hotels in Christchurch

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1 Carrington House Hotel

3 stars
2.8 / 5 4 reviews

Knyveton Road Map

Carrington House Hotel - A Forestdale Hotel features quality accommodation facilities for an enjoyable stay. Featuring comfortable accommodation with modern amenities, this hotel offers warm... More

Average place
Their prices are good, large hotel. I've stayed here several times. They have the worst showers in history (hose off the bath, no thermostatic mixer, low pressure). Internet is non existant except...
20 Jun 2015
From US$49

2 Heathlands Hotel Bournemouth

3 stars
3.0 / 5 4 reviews

12 Grove Road Map

Heathlands Hotel Bournemouth is a warm and friendly family hotel is just a few minutes walk from safe golden beaches and Boscombe's historic Victorian shopping arcade. This property has a TV lounge... More

visiting friends
On arrival in my room found 2 large stains on the carpet by the bed also more by the waste bin, then went to have a shower NO cold water at all in the shower bath tap. Moved us to another room 2nd...
12 May 2015

3 The Christchurch Harbour Hotel and Spa

4 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

Avonmouth Map

The Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Spa features an exceptionally sophisticated and relaxed venue for a peaceful stay. This hotel is an ideal place to explore shopping districts of the Castlepoint... More

4 The Kings

3 stars
5.0 / 5

18 Castle Street Map

The Kings Hotel Christchurch is a boutique hotel placed opposite the quintessential Kings Arms bowling green and historic sites of Christchurch Castle ruins, Norman Hall and the Priory. It is in... More

5 The Manor

5 stars
Not yet reviewed

15-17 Salisbury Road Map

Holidaymakers looking for a cosy retreat away from the hustle and bustle of city life, find an ideal haven in the inviting and homey accommodations of The Manor Hotel Christchurch. Besides taking... More

From US$63

6 Britannia Hotel Bournemouth

3 stars
3.4 / 5 14 reviews

Meyrick Road, East Cliff Map

Boasting as a bustling seaside resort on the south coast of England, the Britannia Hotel Bournemouth with its impressive facilities and unaltered service is a perfect place for a break by the sea. ... More

Never Again
Hotel very tired, bedroom very small, bed uncomfortable
9 Apr 2015
From US$109

7 Ramada Encore Bournemouth

3 stars
4.5 / 5 10 reviews

22 Bath Road Map

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Featuring comfortable accommodation and convenient facilities, this elegant property offers a great location for short breaks or business travel in Bournemouth. GeneralThe hotel also features a... More

Great modern hotel
Efficient reception, comfortable room, great air conditioning. Well designed bathroom, and good large towels, efficient hairdryer. Television OK, but not too much channel choice. Door closures...
6 Apr 2015
From US$209

8 Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel

4 stars
5.0 / 5 2 reviews

St. Michael's Road, West Cliff Map

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9 The Suncliff Hotel

3 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

East Overcliff Drive Map

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10 Menzies Bournemouth East Cliff Court

4 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

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Menzies Bournemouth East Cliff Court is the perfect Bournemouth beach hotel, offering spectacular sea views, a bright, modern interior and four star facilities. The hotel is pleased to have been... More

Relaxing weekend
It was lovely and peaceful , there was a small issue with the wifi however we understand that sometimes things like this can happen . It was lovely through out - I would go again.
25 Nov 2014
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