A very impressive and well preserved castle, by Portsmouth harbour.
- A Roman fort, built in the late 3rd century, which still has Roman walls and 16 of the original 20 Roman towers.
- A Norman castle was built in a corner, within the Roman walls.
- It was occupied into the 17th century.
- In 1665 and the 18th century it was a prisoner-of-war camp.
23rd October 2014 All photos by Hetty
12th-century great tower, which was increased in height in the 14th century. Extra floors were put in during the Napoleonic wars to house 1,000 prisoners. It is the best preserved keep we have seen – you can climb to the top.
Mr H by the church