Monday, 9 May 2016

My 4 day trip to Dorset - (Last day morning) - On the way to Christchurch; Christchurch Castle, Norman House and Great Tower remains; Christchurch Priory (exterior) - The 25th of April 2016

We  (Mia, Sam and I) left Wareham fairly early in the morning as we wanted to take advantage of the "free" morning once I would only be bording the Ryanair flight to Faro in the afternoon.
Christchurch seemed a good choice because of its proximity to Bournemouth as well as the natural interest its priory church arose in me. Said to have been founded in the 7th century and fortified in the 9th century Christchurch looked rather interesting the moment we started walking to its town centre.  

We soon found ourselves close to the remains of the Castle of Norman origin, which is said to have once dominated the town. Within the curtain wall of the Castle stand the remains of a Constable House with its rare example of  a Norman chimney (one of only five in the country).


We walked up the Great Tower from which we had quite a nice view, particularly of the Priory, which we decided to visit afterwards. Once an Augustinian Monastery dating back to the 11th century, it was given to the town for use as a parish church by Henry VIII.

On our way to the Priory we came across a few interesting things which I couldn't help but photograph.  

(To be continued)


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