Hurst Castle
  Description
Hurst Castle stands magnificently at the end of a long, narrow spit that extends 1.5 miles from Milford on Sea.

The castle was built by Henry VIII as one of a chain of coastal fortresses and was completed in 1544. The Tudor fort at its heart still looks much as it did in the 16th century. It is one of the best preserved of Henry VIII’s castles and one of very few of them to have been successively updated and strengthened, allowing it to retain an active military role in the 20th century.
 
  Open
April to October (updated jan 2017)
1 April to 31 October (daily)
10.30am to 5.30pm (April–September)
10.30am to 4pm (October)
Winter weekend opening (weather dependent)
 
  Prices
Free entry for English Heritage members and the under 5s
 
  Contact
47 High Street
Milford on Sea
SO41 0QG
Tel: 01590 642500

www.hurstcastle.co.uk
Streetmap
 
  More pictures
Hurst Castle Ferry
One of the best preserved of Henry VIII’s castles and one of very few of them to have been successively updated and strengthened, allowing it to retain an active military role in the 20th century.
Hurst Castle
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The castle was built by Henry VIII as one of a chain of coastal fortresses and was completed in 1544.
Hurst Castle is a good place to watch the Round the Island Race in June. Around 1800 competitors, amateurs and top professionals come from Europe and the USA, as well as all over the UK, to follow the 50 mile course round the Isle of Wight.
Hurst Castle stands magnificently at the end of a long, narrow spit that extends 1.5 miles from Milford on Sea.
 
  Directions
Just over a one mile walk along a shingle spit from Milford-on-Sea beach or from Keyhaven.
Ferry from Keyhaven at 10am then every 20 minutes (ferry charges apply). -tel: 01590 642500
 
  Parking
Car parks at Milford-on-Sea beach and Keyhaven.
 
  Refreshments
Cafe inside the castle grounds
 
  Accessibility
Wheelchair accessible
Dogs welcome
 
  More info
Toilets inside the castle grounds only
 
 
 
Hurst Castle
 
Hurst Castle map
 
Hurst Castle