Southsea Castle

Interesting
At the southernmost tip of Southsea stands this castle, built by Henry VIII in 1544-1545 as part of the chain of forts protecting the ports along the south and east coast. The central keep, surrounded by a dry moat, is mainly Tudor. Inside, an exhibition traces the expansion of Portsmouth's fortifications, the reign of Henry VIII and the civil war.

Useful information

Address:

Clarence Esplanade, PO5 3PA Portsmouth

Phone:

+44 23 9284 1625

Opening hours

Apr-Oct: Tue-Sun and Mon Bank Hols 10am-5.30pm, last admission 30min before closing - closed Mon except Bank Hols

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