Christchurch’s unique location at the confluence of the rivers Stour and Avon, and on the shores of its own spectacular natural harbour makes it the perfect destination to relax and unwind. Close to the magnificent Dorset World Heritage Coast and the tranquil New Forest National Park, Christchurch is only a short drive from Bournemouth and Poole.
Home to outstanding schools such as Christchurch Infant School who actively promote equality and harmonious relations to encourage pupils to make positive contributions to society, Mudeford Junior School, who have many sporting achievements to their name including the Government-led Sporting Games Mark, and Twynham School who offer vast opportunities beyond the curriculum like the Ten Tors challenge and Duke of Edinburgh scheme which provides the chance to travel to the globe. Christchurch is truly an exceptional place to raise a family.
Boasting an array of activities and clubs like the Christchurch Sailing Club who host two dingy races a week from April to December, the Christchurch Rowing Club where anyone from the age of thirteen upwards can learn to row and join the crew and ShoreSports Christchurch where you can try a variety of water sports ranging from windsurfing and kayaking to stand-up paddleboarding.
In contrast to the physical activities on offer, Christchurch also offers the luxury to retreat to some of the country’s top hotels and spas. The Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Spa offers the finest food in its multi award winning restaurant “The Jetty” alongside exquisite pampering at HarSPA, relax in the sumptuous Captains Club Hotel with its award-winning spa treatments, packages and breaks, rub shoulders with celebrities at the renowned Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa, home to James Martin’s “The Kitchen”, or simply switch off and absorb the lavish surroundings of The Kings Arms Hotel, also a popular and stunning wedding venue.
Showcasing a breathtaking coastline, a town steeped in history and abundance of attractions, it is clear to see why a recent Rightmove Survey ranked Christchurch the fourth happiest place to live in the UK.