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Southsea Castle

Address: Clarence Esplanade | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3PA, England
Phone Number: 44 2392 827261
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Ranked #17 of 45 Attractions in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks

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Tamworth, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It is wonderful to see all the old places being restored. This site is a credit full of interesting information and very well preserved

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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171 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Located on Southsea front. This castle is unusual in the way it is built , not with concentric towers like most of his other castles. It is a very interesting castle in many respects. Alot is undercover, so it can be visited on a miserable day -but much better on a warm day where its sheltered inner courtyard can be... More 

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hangzhou
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I enjoyed this castle for a few reasons: it's free, it has great historical references and it has been looked after quite well. It's not the prettiest castle in the world, but it has served the area well throughout history and reflects on the importance of Portsmouth. Well worth a bimble inside.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I went to Southsea Castle in the summer its a nice place to visit , You can go into a little room where they tell you about the castle , it has a cafe that is very quaint , in the summer on a sunday there is a BBQ reasonably priced , then you can go up to the battlements... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The castle has been free entre for a while now. The views across the Solent are excellent. You can have access to most parts but only if you are able to go up and downstairs and have the stamina to do this. Unfortunately not wheelchair friendly so you would have to content yourself with the courtyard and a cup of... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Very interesting place, does not take long to see but as it is free, well worth a visit. lovely setting and walk around the area

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Melbourne, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Smallish castle in Portsmouth but very interesting place, and a great view of the harbour and ocean. The café had great coffee and delicious cakes.

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43 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Visited for the second time, mainly to use the courtyard cafe, but it was closed - maybe as it was start November and seating is outside. Had a quick trip around the ramparts, fired a few cannons with small person, watched a few ferries go by, etc. Had looked at exhibition on previous visit. Must do that again.

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New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Designed for function rather than beauty, this castle stands close to the Solent. Worth looking inside- a good video to watch and a cafe that was closed when I visited. Good views back over Portsmouth and Southsea from the tops of the walls. No charge to visit

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Occassionally Portsmouth film society hold an outdoor cinema experience and this year I went to see the 1931 version of Dracula with Bela Lugosi. We had a great evening but nobody informed us you need to tsake a seat! Luckily arriving very early we managed to get the bench at the back. It was pitch black with no real lighting... More 

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