Kids on a school trip to Hurst Castle

Guide-led discovery visit

Our guide-led discovery visits are a great way to examine Hurst Castle in greater detail. Managed by our castle experts and tailored to align with the curriculum, learners can experience first-hand what life was like at Hurst Castle .

Our sessions have been designed to help create unique and memorable learning experiences to help you bring your topic to life. Sessions last for about an hour and can typically accommodate 30 young people.  Guide-led visits must be booked a month in advance and a fee will apply.

To book your guide-led discovery visit, please click on the link below, complete the enquiry form and submit to:

Curriculum links include:


Key Stage 1   

  • Significant historical events, people and places in their locality.

Key Stage 2  

  • A local history study.
  • A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066.

Key points of interest:

  • Why was the castle built here?
  • How has the use and design of the castle changed and why?
  • Has the site been used for any other purpose?


Key Stage 2

  • Identify key topographical features.

Key points of interest:

  • How the spit protects the coast?
  • How the shingle spit was created and how it remains intact?

Hurst Castle
Hampshire, SO41 0TP
Tel: 01590 642500
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