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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 42 Attractions in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Cultural
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English first
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
30 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
40 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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Palm Springs, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This castle is free to visit, and well worth the trip. It was built to protect the harbor from the French in the 1500's

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Had a wonderful walk around Southsea Castle. A little claustrophobic in some areas...ran into a guy up near one of the cannons who was in period dress and he gave us a really good talk on the history of the Castle.

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Stood where Henry saw the Mary Rose sank, walked through tunnels below the castle , so much history.

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