Hamish visited Yarmouth Castle in July 2007 during a short break to the Isle of Wight. He and his people enjoyed their visit to this coastal artillery fort built (and updated) to defend the sheltered route to Portsmouth between the island and mainland. At one time this was the most advanced fortification in England when it included the country’s first arrowhead bastion. The current building includes sections from various stages of the fort’s history which, together, give a good insight into life there at different periods of development. When we visited there was a very interesting exhibition in the more modern quarters at the top of the fort. Other rooms had information boards too. There are great views to Hurst Castle and Lymington from the main gun emplacements at the top of the fort.
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There is a waterbus link to Hurst Castle (Hampshire). Coach and car park 200 yards. In Yarmouth adjacent to car ferry terminal (OS Map 196; ref SZ 354898).
You and your four legged friend will love exploring the grounds of Yarmouth Castle. Why not take advantage of the magnificent picnic spots on offer with views over the Solent.
Check the English Heritage website for details.
Dogs on leads are welcome at Yarmouth Castle. Please note that restrictions may apply to certain areas of the site.
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