Come and discover this artillery fortress built by Henry VIII at the seaward end of a coastal spit, it offers one of the best views of England and plenty of open spaces for the children to explore.
A once formidable fortress, Hurst Castle is a must-see attraction for history enthusiasts and tourists. This coastal citadel is shrouded in mystery and is reportedly haunted. Its stunning location, sitting at the end of a shingle bank sprouting from the mainland, offers breathtaking views. It can be easily visited for all of our campsites in the New Forest.
Getting to Hurst Castle involves a ferry ride from Keyhaven or a trek along the 1.5 mile sea road, Hurst Spit. Either way, you can bask in the beauty of your surroundings and capture stunning views on your camera.
As soon as you step into Hurst Castle’s keep, behold the three towering bastions - once equipped with 26 guns. The castle grounds are home to the iconic Hurst Point Lighthouse, towering 26 metres above the ground.
Ascend the winding staircase to the summit for stunning views that stretch to the horizon. On a clear day, you can catch a glimpse of the Isle of Wight.
Hurst Castle, Keyhaven, SO41 0TP
Tel: 01590 642500
Hurst Castle is captivating and mysterious, characterised by wide open spaces and spectacular views. The venue is child and dog-friendly, making it a fun experience for the entire family to enjoy. It’s a must-see attraction. Our campsites near Hurst Castle are Setthorns and Holmsley.
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