Southsea Castle
The Green Guide
Clarence Esplanade, Portsmouth PO5 3PA
At the southernmost tip of Southsea stands this castle, built by Henry VIII in 1544-1545 as part of the chain of forts protecting the ports along the south and east coast. The central keep, surrounded by a dry moat, is mainly Tudor. Inside, an exhibition traces the expansion of Portsmouth's fortifications, the reign of Henry VIII and the civil war.

Useful information

  • Address Clarence Esplanade, Portsmouth PO5 3PA
  • Phone +442392841625
  • Website:
  • Opening hours Apr-Oct: Tue-Sun and Mon Bank Hols 10am-5.30pm, last admission 30min before closing - closed Mon except Bank Hols
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Nearby tourist attractions

  • 153 m – Clarence Esplanade, Southsea PO5 3NT
  • 607 m – Clarence Parade, Portsmouth PO5 2ES
  • 1.6 km – Museum, Portsmouth PO1 2LJ

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