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Southsea Castle

Clarence Esplanade | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3PA, England
44 2392 827261
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Ranked #13 of 45 attractions in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Castles
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Essex, England
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

After paying a huge sum of dosh for the Aquarium it was lovely to find something free in the same area. After a lovely walk along the seafront me and the kids enjoyed a clamber about at the castle. The views are lovely and the cafe inside the walls looked very nice in the April sunshine.

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West Byfleet, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

To walk the same footsteps of the past, even on a cold winters day it is an amazing walk, i walked from gun wharf though to southsea, and the views are beautiful.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I had not been here since I was a child but everything is more or less as I remembered. For those wanting to learn or teach the rich history of this city, this is deffinitly one of the key places to go to. The castle has its own place in the books and a lot to teach. On a personal... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Free entry is always a good encouragement to visit somewhere.. this was a Coastal fort created by Henry the 8th to protect against to loathed french...heavily modified throughout history the current incarnation mixes very old and more modern adaptions to the fort. excellent informative staff with a passion for the subject are on hand to answer questions..easy to kill an... More

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lincoln, England
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Worth a visit just to remember your history lessons from school! Free to enter although donations welcomed.

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Toronto
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We had loads of fun running about in the castle and the grounds imagining all the history that has taken place, has a view of the isle of wight. It wasn't very busy nor was their many staff, I hope this spot will always remain free as its just such a great spot to visit. Had a good time and... More

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Portsmouth
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241 reviews 241 reviews
71 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Love this place as it stands for one of the greatest icons of this great city. Love what The team have done to create a lovely food and drink experience and how it's blends and complements the old castle. Worth a visit and stop for tea and cakes.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Lovely view. Great to get a bit of culture around Portsmouth area and to learn about everything. Nice to walk around the area by the sea

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portsmouth
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Beautifully restored and kept, so much history and in such a great setting, finish off in the cafe with its wonderful menu

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Portsmouth uk
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We had a brilliant time here and best of all it was fre, I have lived in Portsmouth most of my life but had neve been before but had a fab time.

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