Highcliffe Castle
Highcliffe Castle was built between 1831 and 1835 by Lord Stuart de Rothesay on the site that was previously occupied by High Cliff, a Georgian mansion designed for the 3rd Earl of Bute (a founder of Kew Gardens), with grounds laid out by Capability Brown.

The Grounds of Highcliffe Castle are open to the public free of charge all year round between the hours of 7am - 6.30pm in winter (later closing in the summer)
Highcliffe Castle Tea Rooms (in the grounds) opens from mid-morning every day.

There is a pleasant coastal path walk going west along a cliff top route to Friars Cliff Beach.

February to December
Daily, 11am - 5pm. Guided tours of the un-restored parts of the building run at 2pm every Sunday and Tuesday.
Free entry for accompanied under 16s. The Grounds of Highcliffe Castle are open to the public free of charge all year round.
Rothesay Drive, Highcliffe, Dorset BH23 4LE
Tel:01425 278807
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Steps down to the beach
Going west, there is a one mile cliff top walk, through woodland (Steamer Point Nature Reserve) from
Highcliffe Castle to Friar's Cliff beach.
Off the A337
On the grounds
Highcliffe Castle tea rooms opens from mid-morning every day, except Christmas Day, and serves a range of hot and cold drinks, snacks, light lunches and cream teas.
Wheelchair accessible and toilets for the disabled
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Gift shop
Baby changing facilities
The toilets in Highcliffe Castle grounds have been awarded "Loo of the Year"! there are additional facilities for the disabled and baby changing. There are no toilets inside the castle building.
Highcliffe Castle
Highcliffe Castle