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Southsea Castle
Clarence Esplanade, Portsmouth PO5 3PA Route Planner
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Opening hours

Apr-Oct: Tue-Sun and Mon Bank Hols 10am-5.30pm, last admission 30min before closing - closed Mon except Bank Hols

Description

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.

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  • 153 m - Esplanade Clarence, Southsea PO5 3NT
  • 607 m - Clarence Parade, Portsmouth PO5 2ES
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