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.
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.
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
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.
accessible and toilets for the disabled
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.