You'll find Christchurch Castle just ten minutes from the A338 and close to the River Stour in the Dorset town of Christchurch. Built in the 11th Century to protect Wessex from possible invasion, it is one of the finest examples of Norman architecture to be found anywhere in England. Today, it consists of two ruined buildings: the motte and keep and the Constable's House. Given that the castle attracts thousands of visitors each year, there is a wide selection of accommodation nearby, ranging from unpretentious guest houses and B&Bs to impressive upmarket hotels.
Keeping the Costs Down: B&Bs near Christchurch Castle
Christchurch Castle is open most days and costs nothing to visit, making it perfect for families who want to see some local sights but don't want to blow their budget on entrance fees! B&Bs are another great way to keep the costs down without compromising on comfort. B&Bs such as the Carlton Lodge and the Grosvenor Lodge Guest House offer that home-from-home feel and a hearty breakfast to set you up for the day. Without having to worry about restaurant opening times, you're free to explore Christchurch Castle and other nearby attractions at your leisure.
Hotels in the Area
However, if you're in the area as part of an extended stay or are visiting as part of a special occasion, there are plenty of hotels in the area such as the Village Hotel Bournemouth, the Liston Hotel, and the Strand Hotel. In addition to extremely comfortable surroundings, booking a hotel near Christchurch Castle can help take the worry out of meal times: rather than pounding the streets and trying to find the cuisine that suits everyone you can simply dine in style in your hotel's restaurant, before retiring to your room. Dorset is a county well known for its excellent food, and many hotels such as the Fisherman's Haunt serve delicious dishes cooked from locally-sourced produce and ingredients.
As one of Dorset's most historic attractions, Christchurch Castle is an extremely popular one - although there are plenty more in the town itself, such as the Red House Museum and Convent Walk. Booking a hotel near Christchurch Castle is a sure-fire way to make sure you get to see the sights you want to.