Christchurch Travel Guide

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Christchurch Things to Do

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    by CDM7 Updated May 19, 2014

    This carefully restored Anglo-Saxon watermill is situated at the quay in Christchurch.The mill was mentioned in the Doomsday book and was still grinding corn up until 1908 when structural defects caused it to close.After this it stood derelict until it was purchased by the council and restored in 1981.
    You can still see the machinery of the mill which is in working order and part of the museum.The mill also houses an art gallery which is run by local artists.Unfortunately on the day i was there the mill was closed for restoration work,although the art gallery was still open.
    Open from April to the end of September.Free admission.

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    • Historical Travel
    • Museum Visits

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    by CDM7 Written May 19, 2014

    During the construction of the Norman priory a beam was cut,ready for installation,however,once hoisted into position it was found to be too short for the purpose.As it was the end of the working day,the embarrassed workers went home,intending to work out a solution the next day.
    On returning to work the following morning,it was found the beam was 1 foot longer than needed.As the priory was dedicated to Christ,it was assumed that Christ had intervened and extended the beam.

    The beam as it is now.
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    by CDM7 Updated May 18, 2014

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    This medieval monastic church is reputed to be one of the longest parish churches in England at 311 feet long.In medieval times there were three churches in one building, Monks Church,Peoples Church and Lady Chapel.
    Situated in a peaceful setting close to the sea at Christchurch Quay.A nice welcome upon arrival from the helpful and friendly volunteers who will answer any questions that you might have.

    A famous feature of the Priory is the "Miraculous Beam",which can be seen high up in the archway on the south side of the Lady Chapel.The beam is not easy to find and i had to ask for help in finding its location.

    The original Monks seats.
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    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel

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Christchurch Hotels

  • Lord Bute Hotel

    Lymington Road, Christchurch, BH23 4JS, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • The Kings Hotel

    18 Castle Street, (formerly The Kings Arms Hotel), Christchurch, BH23 1DT, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • East Close Hotel

    Lyndhurst Road, Hinton, Christchurch, BH23 7EF, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Captains Club Hotel

    Wick Lane, Wick Ferry, Christchurch, BH23 1HU, gb

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Fisherman'S Haunt Hotel

    Salisbury Road, Winkton, Christchurch, EN, BH23 7A

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Avonmouth Hotel & Restaurant

    95 Mudeford, Christchurch, Hampshire BH23

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

  • Premier Inn Christchurch - East

    Somerford Road, Bournemouth, Christchurch, BH23 3QG, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Premier Inn Christchurch - West

    Barrack Road, Christchurch, BH23 2BN, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • The White House

    428 Lymington Road, Highcliffe On Sea, Christchurc

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Couples

Christchurch Restaurants

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    by CDM7 Updated May 17, 2014

    Set in a nice position overlooking Christchurch Quay,and only a short walk to Priory Church and the town centre.
    Whether you want just a coffee,beer or a main meal (bar menu also available) this place is worth a visit.Only stopped here for a coffee but the menu looked good.Plenty of seating, whether it be in the conservatory,lounge/ bar ,inside restaurant or outside.

    The Boathouse Bar/lounge area Bar View from The Boathouse.
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    • Food and Dining

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