Views from Calshot Castle.

Today Calsholt Castle was open so I could get some good views of Southampton Water from the castle roof. This small artillery fort was built by Henry VIII to defend the entrance to Southampton Water. It served as an RAF and Military base and was active during and between the wars.

There were times in history when a boat sailing past the fort flying the French flag would have had the guns of the fort firing at it!

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