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Travel Guide to holidays in... Christchurch, Dorset, England

A pretty town on the Dorset coast, Christchurch has become a popular destination for visitors, thanks to its harbour, beaches, nature reserves and historic buildings. Located close to both Bournemouth and the New Forest, it offers opportunities for entertainment, nightlife and shopping as well as outdoor adventure and activity. Part of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, it is based at the confluence of the Rivers Stour and Avon, and has its own natural harbour, which has been used as a trading point and safe mooring for traders since the Iron Age. Boat trips can be taken from here, and Mudeford, Stanpit, Avon Beach, Friars Cliff and Steamer Point all form areas along the estuary, harbour, The Run and the beaches around Christchurch Bay.

Christchurch Quay lies in the upper reaches of the harbour. It includes a splash park, novelty golf, boat hire, and Place Mill - a Grade II listed building and important heritage site. During the summer the Victorian bandstand holds concerts of brass, orchestral and light music.

Other attractions within the area include: Highcliffe Castle, a magnificent 1830s mansion with cliff-top views of the Dorset coastline; Priory Church, a mediaeval monastic church offering regular guided tours; Adventure Wonderland, a family theme park; Christchurch Castle ruins; and the Red House Museum and Gardens.

Christchurch boasts an excellent number of places to eat and drink, and has earned a reputation both locally and nationally for the annual Food and Wine Festival and the International Food Market.

Bournemouth is served by an international airport and is only a short drive away. Follow the links to find holiday cottages and lets available in this area on Go2, or view the surrounding area on the map below.

With a wide and varied selection of cottages and holiday lets in Dorset Go2 offers you the ideal way to make the most of your break in this beautiful and largely unspoilt county, where there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Dorset’s Jurassic Coast is a World Heritage Site, with dramatic coves and stunning cliffs, topped by the South West Coast Path, which offers some wonderful views. Here you’ll find characterful seaside towns like Swanage and Lyme Regis as well as the wide sweep of Weymouth Beach. If you’re looking for somewhere more lively, then Bournemouth won’t disappoint. This is one of Britain’s most popular resorts and has attractions and entertainments in abundance. Nearby Poole is quieter, but still has much to offer. Try and make the trip to Brownsea Island, a fabulous nature reserve here. Inland on your holiday in Dorset you can enjoy the rolling hills that are so characteristic of the county and explore what has become known as “Thomas Hardy Country”.

The county town of Dorchester, with its High Street lined with 17th and 18th Century houses, is little changed from Hardy’s day, while the pretty town of Shaftesbury has been used as a location in countless films set in Olde England.

Read more about Christchurch at Wikipedia, or... Find holiday cottages and lets in Christchurch with Go2.

Map of Christchurch

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Accommodation in Christchurch

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What to Visit and Where to Eat in Christchurch

Wondering what to do when you get there? Where to visit? How to keep the kids quiet? Have a browse of the great 'Days Out With The Kids' website to get some ideas.

Find days out and attractions in Christchurch

Hungry? For great restaurants and cafes in Christchurch pay the following sites a visit...

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Find restaurants in Christchurch at the Resturant Guide

Sugarvine - UK Restaurant Guide

For more great dining in Christchurch visit Sugar Vine

If you like walking then be sure to visit the following site before heading off to Christchurch...

Walks Around Britian

Walks Around Britain - Britain's only walking website with video walks. Walking routes, maps, information and more about walking in Britain - on DVD and Blu-ray too.

Finally, if you're packing your cycles and want to find some great routes in the Christchurch area then... - should have all the information you'll need. As well as cycle routes this site is also packed with information, guides, a store and its own forums.

The Weather in Christchurch

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How to Get There - Your Transport Travel Guide to Christchurch

Transport tavel guide to Christchurch

That's it - you've decided. You've read our travel guide to Christchurch and you're convinced. Christchurch is the place for you. So, how do you get there? Just follow the helpful links below...

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Travelling to or from Ireland? Don't forget the ferry! Not only does it give you the freedom of taking your own car but it provides a superb experience of travelling by sea and exploring the coastline. With convenient routes between Holyhead and Dublin, or Pembroke and Rosslare, we recommend Irish Ferries for great, low-cost, transport. They are the leading Irish ferry company and provide both an excellent service, and excellent prices.

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