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Hurst Castle

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excellent day out . kids would love it ,lots of history , Picnic would be a good thing to take... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
porkpie41
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hampshire england
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Went for a day out to Hurst castle, truly wonderful & beautiful walk to get to the castle out on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mikebuckett
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Located within the New Forest National Park, Hurst Castle is situated on the seaward end of the shingle spit that extends 1.5 miles from Milford-on-Sea, Hampshire. Built by Henry VIII as a chain of fortresses to protect the Solent in 1544, this is...more
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New Forest, Lymington SO41 0TP, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

excellent day out . kids would love it ,lots of history , Picnic would be a good thing to take . would possible to say if wheel chairs friendly I would check before you set out .

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for a day out to Hurst castle, truly wonderful & beautiful walk to get to the castle out on the Peninsula but well worth it. Stunning views & so much to see inside, a def must for history buffs.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sadly the castle itself is closed during the Winter months - we visited in February - but the walk from Milford is breathtaking, and you can tell from standing outside the walls that this is somewhere you've really got to see properly. And yes, take...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend for all the family. Good information, excellent access to walk around. Great views. Cafe on site. And highly recommend the walk along the spit to get to the castle! About 45 minutes.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Jason C, Front Office Manager at Hurst Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We love the fact that you love the castle as much as we do. Thanks for the review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn’t do any research beforehand so didn’t know what to expect. What a gem, despite the fog! It took us 30 mins to walk the shingle spit to the castle. Unfortunately, as it was a special opening for half term, the cafe was shut...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Jason C, Front Office Manager at Hurst Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

So glad you enjoyed your visit to Hurst Castle even on a misty day. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 30 January 2019

lovely day spent at the castle, was very interesting , made hubby and i feel young again, investigating all the steps and rooms, and looking at all the wonderful displays. we parked in the pay and display carpark behind boat club, and caughtr the ferry...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Jason C, Front Office Manager at Hurst Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review of Hurst Castle, it's great to hear that you had so much fun. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 23 January 2019

A good solid walk from Milton on sea of around one and a half miles each way on pebbles, lovely views of the mud flats wild birds and swans toward Hurst spit, lovely views of the Isle of Wight and Needles, take your camera.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Roger N
Jason C, Front Office Manager at Hurst Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We are pleased you enjoyed your walk to the castle and you are right about the views.

Reviewed 20 January 2019 via mobile

Well maintained fort , one of many built by Henry 8th to protect England from sea attacks. There is a cafe and toilets. Staff friendly and welcoming and knowledgeable. Views are good too. Napoleon would have had a big surprise as would Hitler to see...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Jason C, Front Office Manager at Hurst Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

Visited in Aug 2018. If you re with family suggest taking a ferry that depart from keyheaven yacht club instead of walking. The castle is splendid with a lot of history. The walk to lighthouse was very relaxing especially with seawater sound. Castle has a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Jason C, Front Office Manager at Hurst Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2019

So glad to read that you enjoyed your visit to Hurst Castle, hope to see you again!

Reviewed 15 January 2019

Hurst Castle is a fascinating place to visit. Even though we went in the winter, it was cold and the restaurant was closed, we spent hours there. Even discovered how a Fresnel Lens works!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Jason C, Front Office Manager at Hurst Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2019

Thank you for your review of Hurst Castle and we are pleased you had such a lovely time.

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ajbentley2018
10 August 2018|
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Response from MIADangerous | Reviewed this property |
The nearest car park to Hurst Castle requires a round trip walk of 6.5 km (approx 4 miles) on a shingle bank. You won't be able to push a pushchair or ride a bike on the shingle. There is also a ferry which goes straight to... More
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ddikelly
26 July 2018|
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Response from raysitaliankitchen | Property representative |
Yes dogs are allowed on short leads - in castle and on ferry.
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milnealison6cows2018
14 July 2018|
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Response from Alby P | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, but I think they probably do. Although it's an English heritage property, it's run by the people who do the ferry service to and from the castle....To be honest it should be called Hurst Fort, rather than Castle.
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