Welcome to Christchurch Dorset in the UK, Christchurch can be found near the edge of the New Forest just a few miles from Bournemouth, its sited where the Stour and the Avon meet, One of the main attractions is the Christchurch Priory Church which in fact has had a church on the site since 800AD, and the present building was started in1094 by Ranulf Flambard which still retains its Saxon street layout, is reputedly the longest Parish Church in England and the tower of the priory can be accessed176 steps to get to the very top.Please click on the image to see the Christchurch Priory Video. The idea of this Christchurch web site is to give as much information as possible to not only the tourist / visitors but local residents alike. Throughout this web site you will find Information on local business / tradesmen, Pubs, clubs, restaurants, hotels, bed and breakfasts, holiday parks / campsites and general places to visit within the Christchurch Dorset area, Please feel free to add your local website to the Christchurch Directorywe have. We also have a forum where you can discuss matters related to christchurch which can be found here Christchurch Forum.
Christchurch Quay, from the quay you can find a ferry that will take you over to Hengistbury Head, also a little further along the Quay there is a ferry boat that will take you across the river to the pretty village of Wick or even onto theTuckton tearooms. This ferry started around 1880 by Eli Miller, and only cost a halfpenny to cross the river. Generally the Christchurch quay is a beautiful place to visit and for the kids there is a play ground and a fairly big playing field.
Click on the video to the right - another popular place to visit is the Christchurch Quay.
Christchurch Mill, Place Mill is open from the 1st April to the 5th October, Tuesday to Sunday plus Bank Holiday Mondays, 11am to 5.30pm. Admittance is totally Free!.
Place Mill, a restored Anglo Saxon watermill is situated on the Christchurch Quay, and only a short walk from the Christchurch town centre. The mill was actually mentioned in the Domesday Book and survived the dissolution of the monasteries of 1538 and continued to grind corn until 1908 when structural defects unfortunately forced its closure. After the Mill stood 70 years as a boat shed until the Mill was purchased by the council and finally restored. The present day Place Mill is an Art Gallery featuring a permanent exhibition by Resident Artist Chérie Wheatcroft and Artists in Residence Robert Fielder and Ellen Schmidt, who specialise in traditional Japanese embroidery and also teach individuals and small groups.
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