Hurst Castle in Hampshire

Fun and educational day out at a coastal castle!

Hurst Castle provides a remote escape by the sea with plenty of things to see! Built by Henry VIII it was one of the most advanced artillery fortresses in England.

The Tudor castle was used as a prison for Charles I before his trial and execution in London, and later strengthened during the 19th and 20th centuries. Exhibitions around the castle provide you with the chance to piece together the Hurst Castle's long history.

With an audio tour to help you navigate, fantastic views of the Isle of Wight from the top of the Tudor keep and plenty of open spaces for children to run free and explore. It's a great day out for the whole family with a great café offering homemade food to enjoy.

Access to the castle is via a 1.5mile walk along the spit, or enjoy a leisurely ferry ride from Keyhaven (charges apply). Café open daily and dogs on leads welcome.

Free Attraction


Wheelchair friendly



  • Street Address: Keyhaven
  • Postcode: SO41 0TP
  • City: Milford on Sea
  • County: Hampshire


  • Telephone: 01590 642500
  • E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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