Our Home: All about Christchurch!

Christchurch is a town, now part of the Poole, Bournemouth & Christchurch super city and officially the unitary authority, on the south coast of England. The town adjoins beautiful Bournemouth in the west and the natural greenery of the New Forest lies to the east. Previous it was once a county of Hampshire but it became part of Dorset in the 1974.

The town's harbour, beaches, nature reserves and historically important buildings have made Christchurch a popular tourist destination attracting some 1.5 million visitors a year. Christchurch hosts a population of over 45,000 and over 200 businesses, many of which are some of the most successful businesses in their sector. It boasts many lovely bars and restaurants, the beautiful quay which has many different style and size boats that are taken across Hengistbury Head most weekends.

A weekly market takes place on a Monday, the first market took place in 1149 at the junction of Castle Street and High Street. When construction of the square began in 1983, the market was moved to a car park in Bank Close. Today it is held every Monday in High Street which is then closed to traffic. Periodically there are food fairs and a French market in the town.

Christchurch also has many great sights to see, such as the Town Square, Highcliffe Castle, The Ruins, The Priory and Place Mill.

Christchurch isn’t just a town of elegance, beauty and a lot of fun! Its also our home and we’re proud to call it just that!