Hurst Castle

Hurst Castle

Hurst Castle


Hurst Castle provides a remote escape by the sea with plenty of things to do and see! Built by Henry VIII it was one of the most advanced artillery fortresses in the England.

The castle was used as a prison for eminent 17th century captives, and later strengthened during the 19th and 20th centuries.

It commands the narrow entrance to the Solent with glimpses of the Isle of Wight on clear days!

Don't Miss

  • The opportunity to visit Osborne House on Isle of Wight with local ferry crossings from Hurst.

    NB Ferry crossings not under the care of English Heritage and extra charges apply. Call for more information: 01590 642344

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