Among the many good reasons to visit Highcliffe are the award winning beaches with superb views. There are also 16 nature reserves for the nature lover as well as a number of other wildlife sites in the area. Highcliffe has been a regular winner of 'Village in Bloom' awards. The area also boasts some the best climactic conditions in the UK. Highcliffe Castle was built between 1831 and 1835 and is a Grade I listed building built by Lord Stuart de Rothesay. The Castle was built on the site previously occupied by a Georgian mansion High Cliff, with grounds laid out by Capability Brown. Only the two entrance lodges, presently being used as a restaurant and some of the garden walls remain of the original High Cliff mansion. Today, Highcliffe Castle provides a magnificent setting for a wedding day and also houses exhibitions and conferences. You can eat and stay at the Sea Corner Guest House, the recently refurbished restaurant offers Italian and a variety of other cuisines. Other pubs to visit include the Globe Inn, The Hinton Oak and Napoleons.
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