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Southsea Castle

Clarence Esplanade | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3PA, England
44 2392 827261
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Ranked #16 of 50 Attractions in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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Canberra, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The castle was closed as we spent so much time at the navel museum but we walked all around the castle and was suprised it is still open to public and had a cafe and champagne bar , a terrific location enjoyed the walk around

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Ellon, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Absolutely beautiful, amazing views over to Isle of White. Have no negative comments about this place at all, I was there for a wedding, and it really is an amazing setting.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I looked forward to taking my children here, as I have fantastic memories of running around the tunnels as a child myself, but sadly our visit was was marred by the attitude of the staff. We visited on a Sunday afternoon at 3:30pm and at 3:55pm were refused entry to the tunnels by the Duty Manager who said that she... More

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Andrew W, Manager at Southsea Castle, responded to this review

We are so sorry to read your comments. This is not the experience we would expect visitors to the Castle to receive and we will ensure that the appropriate staff receive relevant training. We are currently looking at updating and improving the signage around the castle and this will include information regarding restrictions on where buggies can go. It is... More

Bath, United Kingdom
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129 reviews 129 reviews
50 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Popped in as we was walking from 1 pier to the other in Southsea. Good facts, plenty of bits to see. Free to get in. worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
43 attraction reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

If you pass by this castle there's no harm in going in for ten minutes to have a look. That said, DO NOT go out of your way to find it. There's really nothing to it.

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Romford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I visited the D Day Museum in Southsea and realised that Southsea Castle was right behind the museum. Very interesting visit, you can walk round the castle, plenty of information about its history and when you reach the top of the stairs find an amazing view of the Solent and the Isle of Wight.

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Hailsham, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Entry to this small Tudor castle is free, which is always a plus in my book. You can walk around the ramparts and the displays in the keep are interesting and informative. Cafe is good.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

If you only get to see one castle while your down south, then this is the one. I was surprised to find that there was no charge for entry into this amazing and informative attraction. The only thing that disappoints you when the visit is over is exactly that. I wished that it was longer. The grey walls as you... More

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Nottingham
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We enjoyed having a drink overlooking the sea and in the distance...the Isle of Wight. A bottle of prosecco (which cost about £22 per bottle) watching the sunset was special. The Castle had a good atmosphere too as it felt very chilled with a relaxed dress code. We also went for breakfast the next day which seems expensive...however, we thought... More

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gloucester
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Having travelled over from Hastings (which was very poor) I was surprised to find this lovely castle.I could not fault the attraction and the friendliness of the staff and a bonus it is free,I would of gladly paid to enter here really enjoyed the visit,thank you

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