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Nice for a short visit

So we popped in here not really knowing what to expect and it was an interesting place to spend a... read more

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chubchubbanana
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Good views

We visited before going into D day experience and although there isn't a great deal to see, there... read more

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Clarence Esplanade | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3PA, England
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All reviews henry viii free entry courtyard cafe free attraction worth a visit sea front nice cafe interesting history interesting place isle of wight gift shop interesting visit piece of history walk around great place to visit sunny day on display
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Reviewed yesterday

So we popped in here not really knowing what to expect and it was an interesting place to spend a short time, with a nice little shop for a souvenir and everyone was friendly. Definitley worth a visit

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank chubchubbanana
Reviewed 3 days ago

Can't believe this is free so much information inside and great views from the top of the castle out to see would have happily paid up to £5 entry and have been charged more for a lot less at other sites. Well worth spending an...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Popped here with my 2 kids, ones mad on castles. The place is nice clean and tidy, you couldnt spend hours here but for something a bit different and interesting (and for kids to play with cannons) it was really nice. Being free i expected...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Martyn321
Reviewed 1 week ago

We regularly visit the Castle when visiting Portsmouth. You can sit and watch the water traffic including all the ferries, naval vessels and small sailing craft. On a fine day it is the best place to view the sea and Portsmouth on the water.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Derek D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can’t believe this castle is free would have been happy to pay a small fee. Lots of interesting information about Henry VII and other historical information. The children loved pretending to play with the cannons up top and making their own castle with the bricks.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the views from the top of the castle and the displays in the different rooms of the castle were interesting to read as they gave us some details about the period when the castle was built and how the rooms were used. The...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Virginie P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited before going into D day experience and although there isn't a great deal to see, there are some great views over the sea. It doesn't take long to walk around and there's a café to stop for a drink etc, although we had...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank ali622
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The southsea castle is part of the Southsea coastal walk and is maintained by the local council. Originally built by Henry VIII to protect the Solent, it is still an impressive building. It’s strategic position is very obvious and now provides a great viewing point...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank stuffmatters
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took my elderly nan to visit the castle but was unable to enter as their was no means of access via a wheelchair. I was disappointed she was unable to experience it but respect the fact these are old buildings and disabilities wasn’t thought of...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank GrantRivers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Further to the D Day memorial site, there is also the remains of the Southsea castle which was built during the reign of Henry VIII as part of a larger fortifications on the south coast, this fort was restored to how the fort was believed...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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rykerelaine
February 7, 2015|
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Response from Andrew W | Property representative |
Hello, Southsea Castle is not open to the public at the moment, but is normally open Tuesday - Sunday, and Bank Holiday Mondays, 10.00am - 5.00pm, April - October. The Castle is closed on Mondays (except for Bank Holidays... More
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