Educational Visits

Hurst Castle is used by a great number of school groups as a base for a range of studies, including geography, geology, history and wildlife studies. Tuck shop available in Castle.

Under the arrangement with English Heritage admission is free to school groups when booking in advance.

Discounts on the ferry are offered to schools who pre-book the crossing.

Some groups prefer to catch the ferry one way and walk the shingle bank to or from the Castle.


Audio Guided Tour

Audio Guided Tour of Hurst CastleThe audio Guided Tour is available as a downloadable digital album. By clicking on the link below, you will be able to view all 20 tracks and play a sample of any track simply by selecting it and clicking the ‘play’ arrow. If you choose, you can then download the entire album for only £2, or an individual track for just 10p. Proceeds go towards the restoration and maintenance of the building.

By downloading a single copy of the album, schools are able to distribute copies to their students to store on their iPods or similar players. Teachers may also select particular individual tracks if they so wish. For example, tracks 1 – 12 cover the Tudor parts of the castle, so a visit can be tailored to a group’s particular interests or time constraints.

Click here to listen to Dennis Skillicorn’s tour of Hurst Castle

Risk Assessments:

Click on the links below to open the PDF documents:

Hurst Castle