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Christchurch's Antiquity: Secret Treasures Of Dorset


A much-loved town in Dorset is the main backdrop of the south coast, covering many historical events from decades ago. Since 650 AD, the city has been an active trading port and a potential invasion target during the Napoleonic and Second World Wars. This is because of its proximity to the Cotentin Peninsula.

Furthermore, Christchurch became a part of Dorset's growing towns in 1974, making it an excellent tourist destination. In 2019, it became one of three towns to join BCP's plan to overturn it into a city alongside Poole, creating mixed feelings towards such a complex plan.


The beaches and historic buildings of Christchurch make it a must-see destination, with 1.5 million visitors a year, giving the BCP a big overturn in profit. It is unsurprising to learn that Christchurch holds many gems.

There is no better place to take in a spectacular harbour view & relax than Mudeford Quay; it consists of two areas, Mudeford Quay itself and Mudeford Spit, a natural sandbank that leads to Hengisbury Head, Also a ferry that embarks on trips around the beautiful harbour.

Christchurch is the oldest town in Dorset; due to its easy access to neighbouring cities and difficult harbour entrance, smuggling was a prosperous industry in Christchurch during the 17th and 19th centuries.

Smuggling was at its peak in Dorset during the 17th century. The smuggling industry would have a profound impact. Isaac Gulliver was a part of the acquainted trade known snuggler of all times, known as the  'The Gentle Smuggler'. In his later years, Mr gulliver became a respected citizen; he died on the 13th of September 1822.

Christchurch offers some great river and ocean views. Commuters will also appreciate the town's quietness, the town centre is easily accessible from the train station and offers many amenities.

'Alex D from Christchurch had replied to someone negotiating on moving to Christchurch via 'Tripadviser.co.uk' said, "I have no hesitation in recommending Christchurch as a lovely place to live and visit."

There is nothing like Christchurch's insightful beauty.



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