Highcliffe Castle is not only a beautiful and historic building, but the surrounding grounds are perfect for a relaxing stroll or a family picnic on the lawns. There is direct access to both a wonderful sandy beach and the unspoiled nature reserve of nearby Steamer Point.

The Castle is a grade 1 listed building built mainly between 1831 and 1836 by Lord Stuart de Rothesay. The magnificent building, once lavishly furnished in the 18th-century French style, remained a family home until the 1950s. Upgrade your admission ticket for just £3 and you will be able to join a tour with one of the knowledgeable guides. The tour takes you behind the scenes in areas of the Castle you will not get to see on the public route, including unrestored parts of the Castle, as well as the heritage rooms. Tours last approximately one hour. If you have children with you, there are indoor and outdoor trails to follow, you can play dress-up in period costumes and take part in craft activities during school holidays.

You will find The Castle Kitchen Tearooms within the grounds, which provides hot and cold drinks along with delicious snacks and homemade cakes.

Ringwood Brewery is proud to be an award-winning craft beer brewery producing a range of easy-drinking beers including Razorback, Boondoggle, Fortyniner, Old Thumper & Circadian IPA. Keep an eye out for special limited edition seasonal beers throughout the year!

A fully stocked Ringwood Brewery Store awaits visitors, packed to the rafters with Ringwood Brewery merchandise, clothing and lots of tasty local produce, some even made using Ringwood beers! The full range of Ringwood beers are available to purchase in bottles or straight from the cask in a range of sizes to take home. Fancy a look behind the scenes? Book on to a Ringwood brewery tour! Experience two hours of brewing history.

The Ringwood brewery tour gives you an up-close and personal look at the brewing process from start to finish and even a chance to sniff the hops & taste the malts. The trip is rounded off with a tutored tasting session and chance to browse in the Ringwood brewery shop where you’ll collect your free Ringwood bottle of beer to take home!

Highcliefe castle & Brewery 08:45 20/10/19 - 18:30 20/10/19

  • Sightseeing:

    • Highcliffe Castle
    • The coastline of English Channel
    • Ringwood Brewery
  • Itinerary:

    08:45 am meet outside Hotel Novotel London West, 1 Shortlands, W6 8DR (five minutes walk from Hammersmith Station); 09:00 sharp departure; 11:00-14:00 Highcliffe Castle (from £3) & Highcliffe Beach; 14:30-16:30 Ringwood Brewery (from £6); 16:30 departure; 18:30 London, Hammersmith.

    Travel times may vary depending on traffic & weather conditions.

  • Participation includes:

    • transport throughout the tour with an English-speaking driver-tour manager
    • experienced IAM/RoSPA qualified driver
    • expert local knowledge and 24-hour emergency assistance during the trip
  • The price does not include:

    • tourist guide
    • entry fees
    • food during the trip
    • travel to the start and finish points of the trip
    • personal insurance (for cancellation, accident, health, theft of or damage to baggage)