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Hurst Castle

New Forest, Lymington SO41 0TP, England
+44 1590 642500
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A sunny day to go

Our visit to Hurst Castle was lovely, you can walk the 1.5 miles but we took the ferry £6.50 return... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Good exercise

We headed to the site of the fortress to gain some exercise and were not disappointed. Good walking... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Hours Today: 10:30 - 05:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
New Forest, Lymington SO41 0TP, England
+44 1590 642500
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Reviewed yesterday

Our visit to Hurst Castle was lovely, you can walk the 1.5 miles but we took the ferry £6.50 return for us it was the best way. The Castle has a few repairs going on but that does not spoil the experience, beautiful views over...More

Thank rogthehat
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We headed to the site of the fortress to gain some exercise and were not disappointed. Good walking pace can still be achieved across the shingle spit to the castle and lighthouse taking just over an hour from the centre of Milford-on- Sea. Nice outlook...More

Thank Julesr_7
Reviewed 4 days ago

Although it was a very wet day when we visited, we had an excellent time. Walked along spit from Keyham to the castle and ferry back - this made a great day out. The castle is owned by English Heritage and has many, many things...More

Thank InezB
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited Hurst Castle yesterday and were pleasantly suprised at what a lovely time we had. We initially paid for 2 hours in the nearby car park but quickly realised we would need double this. Took the ferry across which was £6.50 return for an...More

Thank JayBrooks71
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We walked along Hurst Spit to the castle but it can be accessed by using the ferry from keyhaven if the walk is too much. Only £5 per adult to get in and it really is worth every penny. Lovely coffee shop and amazing views...More

1  Thank Caza1966
Reviewed 1 week ago

A day out - We didnt allow enough time and were surprised at what was there, so only saw half of it.So we will be going back again with a picnic. we did some soup in the café and it was lovely. Cant wait to...More

1  Thank Linda G
Management response:

So glad you enjoyed it Linda. If visitors use the car park in Keyhaven, you definitely need to put 3-4 hours in the machine. See you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came here as a child with my family and I still love it as an adult. Great for if you have teenagers doing history! The views of Keyhaven and the Isle of Wight are gorgeous and beautiful if you enjoy photography. The only thing...More

Thank BethyWesson
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walk at least one way over the Causeway but wear sensible shoes - shingle all the way - well worth the effort!

Thank AnneH190745
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked over the cobbles to Hurst CAstle on a cold and windy day having driven to Key Haven. Should ahev checked opening times but didn't and the workmen told us they wouldn't be opening for another hour so we only were allowed to walk around...More

Thank Loretta R
Management response:

Thanks for your review Loretta. Our opening times at 10.30am to 5.30pm seven-days-a-week. Open as usual during our restoration project.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Being local when I want to visit a castle hurst is my go to choice, it has walls, towers, rooms it's a castle. Highly recomend for your castle needs.

Thank choppyred
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When is the castle open and are dogs allowed entry?
20 March 2016|
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Response from CatherineR779 | Reviewed this property |
I know this is a VERY late response, but I'm adding it in case anyone else finds it helpful. Dogs are allowed EVERYWHERE. On the ferry - all round the promontory - inside the castle grounds - inside the exhibits - on the... More