Destination guide

The friendly city of Christchurch awaits you

Enjoy the history and other features of Christchurch. This welcoming city attracts visitors thanks to its bars and sailing. Bournemouth Beach and Bournemouth International Centre are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. If you need more space to accommodate a family holiday or a trip with friends, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Activities and attractions in Christchurch

Do you want to find attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that Christchurch has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Playgolf Bournemouth (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Littledown Sports Center (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Altitude High Ropes Adventure (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Littledown Miniature Railway (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Bournemouth Adventure Wonderland (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)
  • Queen's Park Golf Course (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Christchurch

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Christchurch is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Bournemouth Beach (6.2 mi / 9.9 km)
  • Brownsea Island (10.8 mi / 17.4 km)
  • Red House Museum and Gardens (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Avon Beach (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Kings Park Bowling Green (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Queens Park (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Christchurch

The nearest airport is in Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.), located 3.4 mi (5.4 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Southampton (SOU), which is 21.5 mi (34.5 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, make your way to Christchurch Hinton Admiral Station or Christchurch Station to see more of the city.

Where to stay near Christchurch?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,236 holiday rentals near Christchurch. From 430 Houses to 394 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Christchurch for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Christchurch?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Christchurch:

  • Friars Cliff: 39 holiday homes
  • Mudeford: 57 holiday homes
  • Sandbanks: 35 holiday homes
  • Freshwater Bay: 35 holiday homes
  • Southampton City Centre: 140 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Christchurch?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Christchurch. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Mudeford Quay: 1,953 holiday rentals
  • Parley Manor: 1,795 holiday rentals
  • Avon Beach: 2,050 holiday rentals
  • Christchurch Castle: 1,797 holiday rentals
  • Hayloft Gallery: 1,782 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Christchurch listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Christchurch?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 430 Houses in Christchurch. Our other popular types of Christchurch holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 394 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 394 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 326 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Christchurch?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 170 holiday homes with pool available in Christchurch. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.