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Western Solent approaches from Hurst Castle

Situated at the end of a 2.4km shingle spit that extends into the western Solent from Milford-On-Sea, Hurst Point is the closest part of the mainland to the Isle of Wight. Accessible only by boat or on foot, it is the location of Hurst Castle, one of Henry VIII's chain of coastal defences, completed in 1544. The castle was used as a prison for eminent 17th century captives, and was later strengthened during the 19th and 20th centuries.

The 26 metre high Trinity House lighthouse, which was first lit in 1867, guards the narrow approaches of the western Solent.

Copyright: Gary Davies
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 17244x8622
Taken: 09/07/2018
Uploaded: 30/07/2018
Updated: 06/01/2019


Tags: viewpoint; hurst castle; victorian; defences; seaside; coast; coastal; solent; needles; isle of wight; hampshire; england; english heritage; shingle; spit; beach; hurst point; lookout; war
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