Now open regularly Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. until November, the Castle offers great panoramic views of The Solent and across Southsea Common. It was on these battlements that Henry stood to observe the attack on The English Fleet by The French Fleet that included the sinking of The Mary Rose. There is a small exhibit explaining the events of that day. The castle itself built during Henry's reign is of an interesting design and entering over the drawbridge and through the main gate you are confronted by the Keep which is on several floors and has various exhibits which trace not only the history of the building but also the fortification and defence of the city. There are personal details of the residents of the Castle over the years from the original Garrison through the Lighthouse keeper and his family and up to The ATS girls stationed here during the Second World War. Although when we visited we were unable to get to the roof as refurbishment was taking place you are able to walk round the outer upper level with all the views. When available there are fifteen minute guided tours from the Keep entrance. There is a shop and a very good Cafe (The Yellow Kite) which offers lunches and light food. situated in some of the original rooms. Entry to the Castle and Rooms is free and the whole experience provides another part of The Mary Rose story.