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Best Castles and Palaces In Southampton

We've rounded up the best castles and palaces in Southampton in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 13 Southampton castles and palaces to pick from.Alternatively, why not explore some other sightseeing days out nearby, including museums and art galleries, or tourist attractions. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the castles and palaces we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Winchester Castle and Great Hall

  • Winchester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Winchester Castle and Great Hall gives you and the kids a chance to visit one of the finest remaining medieval halls, which contains a replica of Kin...

Yarmouth Castle

  • Yarmouth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Yarmouth Castle is a lovely little Tudor castle, set in a beautiful seaside town, with stunning views over the Solent available from this 16th centur...

Carisbrooke Castle

  • Newport
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Carisbrooke Castle, famous for its donkeys and as a royal prison to Charles I and now the location of the stunning new Edwardian-style Princess Beatr...

Southsea Castle

  • Southsea
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Southsea Castle is a treasure trove of fascinating stories just waiting to be told, making for an enthralling and fun filled day out with the kids, p...

Fishbourne Roman Palace

  • Chichester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Fishbourne Roman Palace was actually discovered by accident by workmen digging in 1960. Modern excavations have revealed that the site shifted fr...

Highclere Castle

  • Newbury
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Highclere Castle is one of England's most beautiful Victorian Castles set and has a great backdrop too with 1,000 acres of spectacular parkland surro...

The Vyne

  • Basingstoke
  • Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

The Vyne is a National Trust managed property with a house and gardens to explore plus a tearoom to enjoy but the children will want to visit for the...

Old Wardour Castle

  • Salisbury
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Come and explore Old Wardour Castle! An audio tour, which is thoughtfully included in the ticket price, tells of Old Wardour's eventful past and the...



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  • Odiham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Odiham Castle  is known locally as King John's Castle Odiham Castle is located within a tranquil site adjacent to the Basingstoke Canal. The flint ru...

Corfe Castle

  • Wareham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Come and visit a 1,000 year old castle that's been shaped by warfare! One of Britain's most iconic and evocative survivors of the Civil War, visitors...

Arundel Castle

  • Arundel
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

There is nearly 1,000 years of history at the Arundel Castle, situated in magnificent grounds overlooking the River Arun in West Sussex and built at...

Nunney Castle

  • Nunney
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Nunney Castle is a striking and picturesque moated castle, wich was built in the 1370s. Bring your little knights and princesses here to explore the...

Farleigh Hungerford Castle

  • Bath
  • Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Farleigh Hungerford Castle is a partially ruined fortified mansion and gardens that was occupied for 300 years by the Hungerford family and today the...

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