|Welcome to Highcliffe and Mudeford - Local Attractions
Magnificent Grade 1 listed building, clifftop location with superb views around Christchurch Bay.
Hosts many events, exhibitions, concerts.
Easily the most popular wedding location in Dorset.
Rich in history, and first occupied around 10,000, the Head is now a traffic free haven for both nature and visitors, and the adjoining sandbank hosts the most sought after beach huts in Britain. A must for any visitor to Mudeford or Highcliffe.
Mudeford Quay is still home to a fleet of fishing boats, and to the local RLNI lifeboat. Popular with visitors, you can take a ferry to traffic free Mudeford Sandbank and Hengistbury Head, and on to historic Christchurch.
|Stanpit Marsh Nature Reserve
Many species of bird and animal are attracted by an unusual combination of habitats, including salt marsh with creeks and salt pans, reed beds, freshwater marsh, gravel estuarine banks and sandy scrub. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and is home to over 300 species of plants, 14 of which are nationally rare and endangered.
Details about Stanpit Marsh
|Nea Meadows Nature Reserve
This urban wildlife area is close to the centre of Highcliffe, with a variety of natural habitats including mixed meadow, wetland and woodland. Well worth a visit when in the area.
More about Nea Meadows
|Steamer Point Nature Reserve
This lovely little clifftop nature reserve has the Christchurch Coastal Path running through it, and has stunning views around Christchurch Bay. Visit the Visitor Centre at the western entrance.
Details about Steamer Point
|Bournemouth Coastal Path
The Coastal Path runs through Mudeford and Highcliffe, from Swanage to Lymington. Find out all about what you will find along the way.
|Local live music of all kinds
Just a selection
Shore Thing (Avon Beach Cafe)
Napoleons - 01425 270888
The Walkford - 01425 272858
The Old Barn
Forest Arts Centre, New Milton
The Regent Centre
|Museum of Electricity
Nostalgia, novelty and fun for all ages at Britain's premier electricity museum. All set in a genuine Edwardian Power Station
Museum of Electricity
The only UK Charitable Museum dedicated to preserving operational examples of historic aircraft appreciated by the many hundreds of thousands attending UK airshows. www.aviation-museum.co.uk
Set up in 1987, Monkey World has become world famous for saving primates from illegal smuggling and cruelty anywhere they find it. More than 150 primates of 15 different species.
|The Red House Museum
Built in 1763 as the Parish Workhouse, the Red House opened as a private museum in 1919. In1952 it became a public museum.
Sophisticated stone artillery fortress built for Henry VIII. Later additions for Napoleonic and World Wars.
Charles I imprisoned in 1648 before his trial and execution.
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Described as the area's "oldest link to antiquity", the "constant, never-failing stream of water of uncommon purity"' was renowned for its medicinal virtues.
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