Southsea Castle

LOCATION

PORTSMOUTH, HAMPSHIRE

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Part of Henry VIII's national coastal defences, this fort was built in 1544. Audio-visual presentation, underground passages, Tudor military history displays, artillery, and panoramic views of the Solent and Isle of Wight.

Southsea Castle
Clarence Esplanade, PORTSMOUTH, PO5 3PA

Features

Facilities
  • Parking nearby
  • Cafe
Accessibility
  • Limited access for wheelchair users due to stairs
  • Facilities: Wheelchair available
Opening times
  • Opening Times: Open 25 Mar-30 Oct, Tue-Sun and BH Mons 10-5.30 (last entry 5)

About The area

Discover Hampshire

Hampshire’s varied landscape of hills and heaths, downlands and forests, valleys and coast is without rival in southern England. Combine these varied landscapes and terrains with secluded and idyllic villages, complete with thatched and timber-framed cottages and Norman churches, elegant Georgian market towns, historic ports and cities, restored canals and ancient abbeys, forts and castles, and you have a county that is paradise for lovers of the great outdoors.

If you’re a walker, stride out across the high, rolling, chalk downland of the north Hampshire ‘highlands’ with far-reaching views, walk through steep, beech-clad ‘hangers’ close to the Sussex border. Or perhaps take a gentler stroll and meander along peaceful paths through unspoilt river valleys, etched by the sparkling trout streams of the Test, Itchen, Avon and Meon. Alternatively, wander across lonely salt marshes and beside fascinating coastal inlets or, perhaps, explore the beautiful medieval forest and heathland of the New Forest, the jewel in Hampshire’s crown.

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