Discover Hurst Castle
Experience the military might of this fortress by the sea
Henry VIII’s Tudor castle is open to visitors to explore daily with takeaway refreshments available outside the castle entrance.
The castle’s Victorian east and west wings remain closed whilst English Heritage’s conservation and repair project is ongoing, with the entrance fee reduced accordingly.
We look forward to welcoming you back to 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.
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