VISIT THE CASTLE

Southsea Castle is open as a historical attraction free of charge between March and October each year.  Come and explore the keep and enjoy amazing views across the Solent from the castle ramparts. Try a bite to eat in the Courtyard Café (open all year), purchase a gift from the Waterfront Gift shop or take home some beer from the on-site micro brewery. The Castle's event programme includes family activities and trails, plus for adults the popular Friday night Champagne Bar from May to September.

Explore the Castle

Southsea Castle was one in a series of forts constructed for King Henry VIII, in what was the most ambitious scheme of coastal defence since Roman times. There is plenty to see and do at the castle - click here for full visitor information and details of exhibitions, group visits & School trips.

Waterfront Gift Shop

 Whether you're looking to give your home a coastal makeover or just to take a memento of Portsmouth home with you, Waterfront Gifts has everything you need. They've teamed up with some of the best local artists to offer something truly unique and independent. To find out more visit their Facebook Page or pop in!

Courtyard Cafe

The Courtyard cafe and restaurant lies within the grounds of Southsea Castle. Open all year round, they offer the perfect location for a relaxed brunch or lunch with family & friends. The stunning castle setting also makes it a fantastic venue for a romantic candlelit meal. To find out more and book visit their website by clicking here.

Southsea Brewing Co.

Southsea Brewing Co. produces high-quality beers brewed in small batches with all-natural ingredients. Based an old ammunition storage room within the walls of Southsea Castle, the brewery is open to the public at the weekends for samples, tours and take-aways. Click here to find out more about Southsea Brewing Co.