Christchurch is well know for its magnificent 11th century Priory Church, said to be the longest parish church in England. The town has a diverse heritage, which you will particularly notice if you stroll along the Convent Walk beside the two streams that lead to Place Mill and the Quay.
The Quay is a popular place to sit and watch the world go by. There is a regular ferry service to Mudeford Sandbanks or going the other way to Tuckton Tea Gardens. Small motorboats can also be hired out in the summer months.

A popular walking route is; from Christchurch to cross the river on the Wick ferry, walk to Hengistbury Head car park, take the Land Train (or walk) over Hengistbury Head to Mudeford Sandbank then catch the ferry from Mudeford Sandbank back to Christchurch. Click here for more pictures.

Christchurch Information Centre, 49 High St, Christchurch BH23 1AS.
Tel:01202 471780
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Christchurch Priory
Bowling Green, Christchurch
Fishing from a punt on the River Avon
Place Mill is a restored Anglo-Saxon watermill situated on Christchurch Quay, nowadays used as an Art Gallery
There are several car parks in Christchurch, see map
Vintage Ferry Service - Mudeford Sandbank to Christchurch and Tuckton, Easter to October, daily 10am-5pm. Frequency of service can vary from every hour and a half to half hourly. Tel:01202 429119 web
Wick Ferry - Easter to October, daily 10am-5pm, tel:01202 429119 web
Christchurch Food & Wine Festival is held in May web
Christchurch map