Christchurch, on the border with Hampshire, is a popular sailing centre sited where the Stour and the Avon meet.
Protected by Hengistbury Head with its Iron Age fort, the old town is dominated by the famous 11th century Priory Church, the longest parish church in England.
In Christchurch there are several preserved buildings, including the thatched 14th century Old Court House and the Georgian Red House.
In the summer months try a ferry trip, hear the band concerts, hire a boat or watch the wildlife at Stanpit Marshes.
The main beach near Christchurch is at Mudeford.
Christchurch has a market on Mondays.
Christchurch Castle Remains of a Norman Keep.
Christchurch Priory One of the longest parish churches in England.
Red House Museum & Gardens Local museum in a Georgian building in Christchurch.
Russell Coates Art Gallery and Museum 4.2 miles Famous art gallery and museum.
Sammy Miller Museum 5.0 miles One of the best motorcycle museums in England.
Oceanarium 4.5 miles Visit the aquarium and all the fish.
Hengistbury Head 1.6 miles Good views on the headland here.
Alice In Wonderland Childrens Adventure Playground with a large maze.
Towns Near Christchurch To Visit - straight line distance:Bournemouth (4.56 miles) Barton-on-Sea (5.03 miles) Milford on Sea (8.26 miles) Poole (9.11 miles)