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Southampton Castle and City Walls

Visited July 2016

Location Southampton, Hampshire
Entrance Fee No 
Railway Station Nearby Yes
Parking City Centre
Facilities City Centre
Map

 

 

 


 

 


Category: Hampshire

Carisbrooke Castle

Visited June 2013

Location Newport, Isle of Wight
Entrance Fee Yes
Railway Station Nearby No
Parking Yes
Facilities Gift shop, Café, Toilets
Map

 

 

Carisbrooke Castle is one of the biggest tourist attractions on the Isle of Wight, and it is also the biggest & main castle on the island.

 


 

 


Category: Hampshire

Portchester Castle

Visited August 2012

Location Portchester, Hampshire
Entrance Fee Yes
Railway Station Nearby Yes- Portchester
Parking Yes
Facilities Toilets, Shop, Cafe
Map

 

Portchester Castle was built inside the walls of a roman fort, and even today the walls are the most complete Roman examples in Northern Europe, standing mostly to their full height. The Saxons also settled within the walls and finally after the Norman conquest a castle was constructed.

 


 

 


Category: Hampshire

Southsea Castle

Visited August 2012

Location Southsea, Hampshire
Entrance Fee No
Railway Station Nearby Yes- Portsmouth Harbour
Parking Yes
Facilities Toilets, Gift Shop, Cafe
Map

 

Southsea Castle was built by Henry VIII as one of the many coastal defences  built to protect England from a sea invasion. It was from the castle battlements that Henry watched as his flagship the 'Mary-Rose' sank to the bottom of the Solent, where it stayed until the  1980's (the remains of the ship can be seen on display at Portsmouth-see our 'other places of interest' page for the link to the Mary Rose museum)

 

 

 


 

 


Category: Hampshire

Bishop's Waltham Palace

Visited  August 2012

Location Bishop's Waltham, Hampshire
Entrance Fee No
Railway Station Nearby No
Parking Yes
Facilities None
Map  

 

Situated in the heart of the town of Bishop's Waltham, this fortified palace has free entry and plenty of green space suitable for young explorers.

 


 

 


Category: Hampshire
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