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Hurst Castle Claimed

Lymington, SO41 0TP

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Tudor Castle on Hurst Spit with panoramic views and oodles of history

From its beginnings as one of Henry VIII's chain of artillery fortresses in 1544, Hurst Castle, unusually for a Tudor castle, remained in military use until 1956, playing an active role through both world wars. Commanding the entrance to the Solent, its strategic location has developed the castle into a powerful fortress, steeped in centuries of military history. On occasion it was also used as a prison, most famously when Charles I was briefly help captive here during the Civil War. Exhibitions around the castle provide you with the chance to piece together Hurst Castle's long history. With fantastic views of the Isle of Wight from the top of the Tudor keep and plenty of open spaces for children to explore, it's a great day out for the whole family. Hurst Castle is open daily from 1st April-31st October, refreshments available outside the castle during castle opening times and dogs on leads are welcome.

Access to the castle is a leisurely ferry ride from Keyhaven (charges apply) or a 2-mile walk along Hurst Spit (please note this is a shingle spit and sturdy footwear advised). Ferry runs daily 1st April - 31st October.

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Hosted events

  •  Lymington, Hampshire
    20 July 2024
    Type: One-off & Regular Events
    Visit Hurst Castle throughout the summer holidays and join in our family friendly activities, with a touch of history!
  •  Lymington, Hampshire
    23 July 2024
    Type: One-off & Regular Events
    Every Tuesday throughout the summer holidays join us for TUDOR TUESDAYS 11am-4pm and enjoy our Tudor themed activities, learning about the Tudor period whilst in a Tudor castle!
  •  Lymington, Hampshire
    24 July 2024
    Type: One-off & Regular Events
    Join us on Wednesdays throughout the school summer holidays to discover more about the wildlife in our unique location.
  •  Lymington, Hampshire
    26 July 2024
    Type: One-off & Regular Events
    Every Friday throughout the summer holidays for FUN FRIDAYS 11am-4pm. Families can have some fun with our outdoor toys, activities, dressing up and our resident face painter can add some sparkle with free face painting.
  •  Lymington, Hampshire
    30 July 2024
    Type: One-off & Regular Events
    Every Tuesday throughout the summer holidays join us for TUDOR TUESDAYS 11am-4pm and enjoy our Tudor themed activities, learning about the Tudor period whilst in a Tudor castle!
  •  Lymington, Hampshire
    31 July 2024
    Type: One-off & Regular Events
    Join us on Wednesdays throughout the school summer holidays to discover more about the wildlife in our unique location.
  •  Lymington, Hampshire
    2 August 2024
    Type: One-off & Regular Events
    Every Friday throughout the summer holidays for FUN FRIDAYS 11am-4pm. Families can have some fun with our outdoor toys, activities, dressing up and our resident face painter can add some sparkle with free face painting.

Attending Events

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Jul 2024

Summer Fun at Hurst Castle!
Lymington, Hampshire

23

Jul 2024

Tudor Tuesdays at Hurst Castle
Lymington, Hampshire

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Jul 2024

Tudor Tuesdays at Hurst Castle
Lymington, Hampshire

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Aug 2024

Tudor Tuesdays at Hurst Castle
Lymington, Hampshire

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Aug 2024

Tudor Tuesdays at Hurst Castle
Lymington, Hampshire

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Aug 2024

Tudor Tuesdays at Hurst Castle
Lymington, Hampshire

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Aug 2024

Tudor Tuesdays at Hurst Castle
Lymington, Hampshire

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Jul 2024

Fun Fridays at Hurst Castle
Lymington, Hampshire

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Aug 2024

Fun Fridays at Hurst Castle
Lymington, Hampshire

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Aug 2024

Fun Fridays at Hurst Castle
Lymington, Hampshire

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Aug 2024

Fun Fridays at Hurst Castle
Lymington, Hampshire

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Aug 2024

Fun Fridays at Hurst Castle
Lymington, Hampshire

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Aug 2024

Fun Fridays at Hurst Castle
Lymington, Hampshire

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