Discover Hurst Castle

Experience the military might of this fortress by the sea

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Come and discover one of the best days out in the New Forest and visit this artillery fortress built by Henry VIII. With plenty of open space for children to explore and fantastic views of the Isle of Wight, Hurst Castle is a must for visitors to this area.

The heart of the castle – Henry VIII’s Tudor keep – remains open whilst English Heritage coordinates a major project on the east and west wings. For more information on the project, see English Heritage

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

Hurst Castle with dog outside
Hurst Castle 38 tonne gun
Hurst Castle looking over to  the  Isle of Wight
Hurst Castle Getting off the-boat ride

What’s to See

Hurst Castle Charles I Portrait

Follow in the steps of Charles I

Hurst Casle Looking Over the Island

Spectacular Views & Ferry Ride

hurst castle grey lighthouse

Lights on the Spit

What’s On

Around the island Race 2024

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Hurst Castle
Hampshire, SO41 0TP
Tel: 01590 642500
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