About Highcliffe Castle is a magnificent Grade I-listed property with a rich history. The distinguished diplomat Lord Stuart de Rothesay commissioned the construction of this Gothic Revival castle, a project he had dreamt about during his childhood visits to this clifftop overlooking Christchurch Bay. The castle was duly built during the early 1830s using reclaimed Norman and Renaissance carved stone. Highcliffe is certainly an impressive structure, with sumptuous Gothic Revival features and amazing stained glass. After surviving two fires in the 1960s, several enormous repair projects were completed in the 1990s and again in 2008, resulting in the beautiful wedding venue that exists today.