Southsea Castle was built in 1544 as part of Henry VIII’s coastal fortifications. Throughout the centuries it was strengthened and used as a military base right up to 1960, when Portsmouth City Council restored the castle to how it looked in the 19th century.

Southsea Castle in Portsmouth, Hampshire (Photo: Matty Ring [CC BY-SA 2.0])
Southsea Castle in Portsmouth, Hampshire (Photo: Matty Ring [CC BY-SA 2.0])
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