Castles

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The castle is a three story fort on a shingle spit at the mouth of Southampton Water. It was a critical element in the defences of the south coast.  
Opening Times: Daily 10.00am 4.00pm
Season: April to October
Entrance fee: Adult 2.80, Senior 2.10, Child 1.40
Daytime Tel: 02380 892023
Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk
Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/calshot

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The fort contains a fine exhibition that covers the story of these Victorian castles and the other defences around the Solent.  
Opening Times: Sat., Sun., April-October, 10.00-17.00 or 18.00
Season: Spring, Summer, Autumn
Entrance fee: 2.50, 1.90, 1.
Daytime Tel: 01225 754026
Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk
Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/fortbrockhurst

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The last bastioned fort built in England and the first with casemates in the curtain walls. A fine example of 18th century defensive architecture.  
Opening Times: July-September, advance booking only
Season: July-September
Entrance fee: by prior arrangement
Daytime Tel: 01424 775705
Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk
Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/fortcumberland

Like Calshot Castle, Hurst Castle was built by Henry VIII in 1544 as one of a chain of coastal fortresses protecting the entrance to the Solent  
Opening Times: April-October, 10.00-17.30 daily
Entrance fee: 3.00
Daytime Tel: 01590 642344
Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk
Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/hurst

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The construction of Winchester Castle was begun by William the Conqueror in 1066. The Great Hall and Sally Port are now its only surviving parts.  
Opening Times: Daily all year, 10.00-17.00
Season: Daily
Entrance fee: Free. Donations accepted
Daytime Tel: 01962 846476
Email: thegreat.hall@hants.gov.uk
Website: www.hants.gov.uk/leisure/greathall

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The castle was the chief residence of the Bishops of Winchester. Its ruins still reflect their importance and wealth.  
Opening Times: Daily, April-September 10.00-17.00. Oct-March closed.
Season: Daily April-Sept.
Entrance fee: Free
Daytime Tel: 01962 854766
Email: customers@english-heritage.org.uk
Website: www.english-heritage.org.uk/wolvesey

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