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Calshot Activities Centre

Calshot Castle

Calshot Castle was built by Henry VIII in 1539, as part of his chain of defences along the English south coast. At the time invasions were feared from either the French or Spanish navies and the Castle was built on a shingle spit close to the deep water channel at the mouth of Southampton Water.

Calshot Castle is owned by English Heritage and managed by Calshot Activities Centre. You can visit the castle throughout the summer months - please see opening times opposite. The Castle is also available for private group visits which must be booked in advance.

For more information, contact us by phone on 023 8089 2077, or email


The Castle is surrounded by a deep moat which is unguarded. Please park carefully and keep children under close supervision at all times.

Calshot Castle
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  • Adults £3.30
  • Concessionaries £2.30
  • Children £2.30
  • Families (2 adults and 3 children) £8.50

Open 25 March to 31 October 2016

10.30am – 4.30pm daily

All visitors please note that parking charges apply.