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Tel code: 01425 | code search
Postcode: BH23 | code search
Population: 40000
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Food & Wine Festival

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Christmas Carol Concert
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Rothesay Hotel
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New Queen Inn
"The New Queen Inn just outside Ringwood is back on form! Welcoming staff and good food - try the shot glass puds, simply yummy!

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New Queen Inn
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The town of Christchurch historically lies within the boundaries of Hampshire. However, at the time of the 1974 local government re-organisation it was considered desirable that the whole of what is now called the South East Dorset conurbation, also including Bournemouth and Poole, should be part of the same county. Hence, Christchurch is now part of the county of Dorset. It is a picturesque town with a unique combination of fascinating heritage, beautiful coastline, peaceful rivers and a spectacular natural harbour. During Saxon times (when the town was known as Twyneham) the harbour was one of the most important in England as it was easily reached from the continent. Boats could enter the harbour and travel up the river Avon all the way to Salisbury. The sheltered harbour and easy access to neighbouring towns also made the area popular with smugglers, culminating in the "Battle of Mudeford" in 1784 between Customs & Excise and the smugglers. Current day Christchurch is a popular tourist destination. The centre of town is dominated by the historic Christchurch Priory and the High Street with its squares and parades providing a variety of shopping facilities. Visitors to Christchurch can also enjoy a variety of River Trips.

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Accounting & Computing Services
Howard Baker Ltd
Priory Financial Solutions

Attraction

Alice in Wonderland Family Park
Christchurch Castle
Christchurch Priory Church
Place Mill
Red House Museum & Garden
Serendipity Sam's Play and Party Centre
Southern Electric Museum The Old Power Station

Budget

Premier Inn Christchurch East *book online*
Premier Inn Christchurch West *book online*

Camping

Grove Farm Meadow Holiday Caravan Park

Classes

Dance - Rebel Riders Line Dancing
Yoga - Christchurch Yoga

Council

Christchurch Borough Council

Dentist

Cheriton Dental Practice
Robinson's Dental Practice

Doctor

Barn Practice
Burton Medical Practice

Farmhouse Practice
Highcliffe Medical Practice
Twin Oaks Medical Centre

Estate Agent

Bullock & Lees
Bulstrode Christopher
Connell Estate Agents
Fox & Sons
Palmer Snell
Slades Estate Agents

Farmers Market

Christchurch Farmers Market

Golf Club

Dudmoor Farm
Highcliffe Castle Golf Club

Holiday Park

Hoburne Park
Holmsley Caravan Park and Campsite
Lone Pine Holiday Park
Sandhills Holiday Park
Tall Trees Park

Market

Christchurch Farmers Market
Christchurch Lions Car Boot Sale
Christchurch Market

Pub and Bar

Napoleonís Public House
Nelson Tavern
New Inn
New Queen Inn
Oasis
Rising Sun
Royalty Inn
Salisbury Arms
Sandpiper
Ship in Distress
Ship Inn
Stourvale
Ye Old George Inn

Restaurant

Bistro 155
Boathouse Restaurant
Copper Skillet
Crooked Beam Restaurant
Lord Bute Hotel
Nelson Tavern
Prezzos Restaurant

Ship in Distress
Splinters

School

Homefield School

Solicitor

Billins & Co
Dixon Stewart Webb
Kerr & Co

Taxi

A 2 Bee Taxis
A Ks Kabs
Avon Taxis (Christchurch)
Brian Private Hire
Christchurch Radio Cabs
Chritax
Moores Cars

Venue

Lord Bute Hotel
Parley Manor
Sopley Mill

Vet

Priory Veterinary Group

Sports Clubs

Bournemouth (Men's Hockey)
Bournemouth (Women's Hockey)
Bournemouth BMX Club (Cycling)

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Bournemouth Cricket Club (Cricket)
Bournemouth RC (Rugby Union)
Bournemouth Sports Club (Amateur Football)
Bournemouth Sports TTC (Table Tennis)
Christchurch (Amateur Football)
Christchurch Sailing Club (Sailing)
Highcliffe Sailing Club (Sailing)
Mudeford Sailing Club (Sailing)

Shops

Bookends
Flowers By Design
Boots
Brief to Event Solutions
Rymans
MacPennys Nursery
Highcliffe Garden Centre
Pampurred Pets
The Health Ministry
Burton Pharmacy
Leightons Opticians
Chris Boggett

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Mathews Shoe Centre
Wisteria
Lafitte Galleries
Arfull Enterprises
WhiteYard Studio
Robert Dyas
PC World
Superdrug
B&Q
Dreams
Edinburgh Woollen Mill
Rowlands Pharmacy
Blend Cafe
Bubbles Cafe
The New Forest Perfumery Gift Shop & Tea Rooms
Club Gourmet
Siena's Delicatessen
Priorys of Christchurch
Frederick A Lambe & Son
Faborge Flowers
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Ye Olde Eight Bells Shoppe
Prezzie Pot
Specsavers
The Artist Studio Art Gallery
Pets At Home
Barton Blinds & Curtains
Abracadabra Fancy Dress
The Fireplace Shop
Amber Rose Florist
Jardinee
The Stuff Shop
Studio Fifty Six
Precious Pebbles
The McPet Shop
Cake-Links Ltd

Antiques

H L B Antiques
Hampton Gerald

Activities

Bournemouth Archery Club(Archery)
Adventure Voyages(Boat Trips and Cruises)
Aries II Charters(Boat Trips and Cruises)

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Dorset Rough Riders(Cycling)
Christchurch Ski & Leisure Centre(Snow Sports)

Places to Stay near Christchurch

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Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Spa (0.27 miles)

Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Spa

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The Christchurch Harbour Hotel, Formally the Avonmouth is one of the finest Dorset Hotels, located on Christchurch Harbour, in the heart of Dorset and close to the New Forest National ... More

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Waterford Lodge Hotel (0.54 miles)

Waterford Lodge Hotel

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This quiet hotel is a few minutesí walk from Avon Beach and has an award-winning restaurant overlooking a colourful garden.
Quiet, spacious bedrooms have refurbished bathrooms and free mineral water. Some rooms ... More

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Premier Inn Christchurch East (0.62 miles)

Premier Inn Christchurch East
Local attractions include the famous Priory church, Highcliffe castle, the New Forest and beaches. Conveniently located for Christchurch train station. For shops and local amenities Christchurch town centre is only 1 mile away. Our Christchurch (East) ... More | visit website
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The Manor (1.07 miles)

The Manor
Located in the town of Christchurch just 20 minutes drive to Bournemouth or the New Forest National Park. Facilities include free Wi-Fi, ample parking, restaurant, cosy bar and wonderful south facing terrace. The hotel has ... More | visit website
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The Kings (1.21 miles)

The Kings

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The Kings, located in Christchurch is the newest, most magnificent addition to The Harbour Hotelís Portfolio.Completely refurbished in June 2008, this landmark property has been transformed into a truly luxury ... More

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Captains Club Hotel Apartments and Spa (1.51 miles)

Captains Club Hotel Apartments and Spa

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Located 5 minutes from the beach, these stunning, river-facing 2 and 3-bedroom luxury suites with separate kitchen and living areas are ideal for long or short stays. Captains Club Hotel and Spa ... More

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Rothesay Hotel (1.58 miles)

Rothesay Hotel
The Rothesay is a family run hotel; which is set well back from the road on the edge of the village of Highcliffe; in the former grounds of Highcliffe Castle in Christchurch; Dorset. This wonderful ... More | visit website
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Lord Bute Hotel (1.58 miles)

Lord Bute Hotel

The Lord Bute Hotel Highcliffe is set in true Dorset surroundings between Highcliffe Castle and the New Forset, this oppulant, grand hotel boasts formal yet relaxing attributes. The Lord Bute Hotel's silver service, Double AA ... More

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Waters Reach (1.77 miles)

Waters Reach

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Waters Reach is one of the finest guest houses in Dorset. Conveniently situated less than 500 metres from Christchurch town centre and train station, and with buses passing regularly you ... More

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Premier Inn Christchurch / Highcliffe (2.01 miles)

Premier Inn Christchurch / Highcliffe

Located in the heart of Highcliffe, within a mile from Highcliffe Castle and the beach. Highcliffe is a short distance away from the New Forest. Bournemouth and Christchurch are also located nearby. Our Premier Inn Christchruch/Highcliffe ... More | visit website

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