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Calshot Castle

Calshot Road | Fawley, Calshot SO45 1BR, England
+44 23 8089 2077
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Fascinating piece of history!

This was a great visit! It's a tiny fort but steeped in history from the mid 1500's - hard to... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
Janine W
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Addlestone, United Kingdom
Small but significant

We were warmly welcomed and given a potted history of the castle. The castle was very atmospheric... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
peteraM9749XT
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Romsey, United Kingdom
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This historic castle was built in 1539 by Henry VIII to protect the important ports of Portsmouth and Southampton.
  • Excellent20%
  • Very good61%
  • Average18%
  • Poor1%
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Calshot Road | Fawley, Calshot SO45 1BR, England
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

This was a great visit! It's a tiny fort but steeped in history from the mid 1500's - hard to imagine that it's origins are from Henry Vllll (as are many other forts in the Hampshire/Solent area; protecting our shores). Lovely gentleman welcomed us where...More

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Richard B, Manager at Calshot Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Thank you for your review Janine. Really glad you enjoyed your visit and I will pass you comments on to the Custodian.

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Reviewed 26 September 2017

We were warmly welcomed and given a potted history of the castle. The castle was very atmospheric and the displays linked in to the history of the castle. We found the section on the flying boats very interesting. The icing on the cake was the...More

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Richard B, Manager at Calshot Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for your comments, glad you enjoyed the information on display and the view from the roof!

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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Person on the entrance was very helpful and knowledgeable, it's a great walk round going in to barrack rooms and you can go up to the top , is goes right back to Tudor times , well worth a visit

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Richard B, Manager at Calshot Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Thank you for your comments, glad you enjoyed the visit.

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

I had an interesting 1/2 hour here. There is an exhibition of RAF and Navy on the ground floor with paintings, photos and models. Other than that, there isnt much else to see, but I enjoyed the sea views from the top of the building.

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Richard B, Manager at Calshot Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Thank you for your comments kenneth d, I'm glad you enjoyed the views!

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Paid a visit with my teenage son. We've been to a number of forts along the south coast and this is by far the smallest. However it wasn't expensive to enter and the chap looking after the shop was very enthusiastic and chatty about the...More

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Richard B, Manager at Calshot Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thank you for your feedback Thistlemania, glad you enjoyed the visit!

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Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We were in the area and wanted a few hours on the coast. We decided on Calshot as my dad was station here during his time in the RAF. The guide in the castle was soo helpful and great helping my 8 year old son...More

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Richard B, Manager at Calshot Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Thank you for these comments Iain H! Really pleased you enjoyed the visit.

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Reviewed 19 April 2017

Not the biggest castle by any stretch of the imagination, but we managed to spend an hour wandering around and looking out over the Solent. We were helped by a couple of things to do on the way round. An "i-spy" and a "find the...More

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Richard B, Manager at Calshot Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Thank you for your comments Gary B. There are toilets and a small gift shop at the Castle selling ice cream and souvenirs but the Activities Centre has more toilets and a bigger shop as well as a café/bar.

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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We visited on a walk along Calshot, great views from the top, infact we stayed up there for some time watching the boats come in and out. Information sheet provided and it cost £3.20 each to go in which I think was a fair price....More

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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Let's face it, this is a tiny fort rather than a castle. It will take about 15 minutes to "do", and isn't very taxing. On the other hand it is well located, rather perfect, interesting and surrounded by other stuff to see and enjoy. There...More

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Richard B, Manager at Calshot Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thank you for your comments Giles T, glad you found the visit interesting.

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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Small little castle but full of history it's got a basement level which stays at a constant cool temperature levels above that are the old bedrooms showing soldiers living area it's brilliant

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