Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

YARMOUTH CASTLE


YARMOUTH CASTLE
Photo Andrew Tivenan

The castle dates from 1545, and it is the only one built by Henry VIII to have a square keep. Its protection came from 3 cannon and 12 small guns. Two sides of the castle adjoin the sea and the other sides were protected by a moat until it was filled in the 17th century and a new entrance built. It was in use until 1870 when it became a coastguard lookout.

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Photo John Durrant Photo Andrew Tivenan

 

Directions
Overlooking Yarmouth harbour on the north-west of the island.
Quay St, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight PO41 0PB

 


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