Discover Hurst Castle

Experience the military might of this fortress by the sea

English Heritage Hurst Castle

In February 2021, a section of wall on the 19th-century east wing of the castle collapsed, after the sea exposed and undercut its foundations. English Heritage is now coordinating a major project to protect and bring stability to this part of the castle.
For more information on the project, see English Heritage

Whilst English Heritage’s conservation and repair work is ongoing, we look forward to welcoming you back to the Tudor keep built by Henry VIII. A visit to Hurst Castle is one of the best days out in the New Forest with plenty of open space for children to explore and fantastic views of the Isle of Wight. It is a must for visitors to this area.

Hurst Castle is managed by Hurst Marine on behalf of English Heritage, who care for over 400 historic monuments, buildings and places.

 A dog outside Hurst Castle looking up at its owner
Hurst Castle 38 tonne gun from behind
Hurst Castle looking over to  the  Isle of Wight
Hurst Castle Getting off the-boat ride

What’s to See

Follow in the steps of Charles I

Follow in the steps of Charles I

Spectacular Views over Hurst Castle

Spectacular Views & Ferry Ride

Lights on the spit at Hurst Castle

Lights on the Spit

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Hurst Castle
Hampshire, SO41 0TP
Tel: 01590 642500
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