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  • New Forest Tourism Association
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Museum - Military, next open Sat 1 - Mon 31 Oct 2016



Hurst Castle is situated at the seaward end of the shingle spit that extends 1.5 miles from Milford-On-Sea. The end of the spit, only three-quarters of a mile from the Isle of Wight, and the views from the top of the centre keep are spectacular.

Since the castle has been opened to the public many more exhibits and exhibitions have been installed. These include the Garrison Theatre, the Trinity House lighthouse exhibition and the Association of Lighthouse Keepers' display room.

There is also a small café in the castle grounds for refreshments.

Credit cards accepted (no fee)English Heritage PropertyFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDogs acceptedGuided tours for groupsWedding receptions

Opening details

Season Dates Opening Hours
Sat 1 - Mon 31 Oct 2016 Mon - Sun 10:30 to 16:00
Tue 1 Nov 2016 - Fri 24 Mar 2017 Sat - Sun 10:30 to 16:00
November to March = weather permitting.

The Castle will not be open for Christmas Day or Boxing Day.


Adult - £4.80
Child - £3.00
Senior - £4.50

Also at this Venue

Events at this Venue

date event
Mon 24 - Fri 28 Oct Halloween at Hurst Castle


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See location of Hurst Castle and Ferry on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: NE 308013  Lat: 50.71002 Long: -1.56490

From A337 take the turning for Milford on Sea. Hurst Castle will be sign posted in this direction. Follow the road into Milford on Sea village. Turn left into the village centre and turn left at the staggered crossroads. Follow this road to the end and you will find yourself at Keyhaven car park.
The ferry and Hurst Spit are within walking distance from Keyhaven car park.

Parking: with charge


  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • English Heritage PropertyEnglish Heritage Property
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Wedding receptionsWedding receptions