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Report - Southsea Castle and some surrounding stuff. July 2012

Discussion in 'Military Sites' started by pantomime horse, Jul 6, 2012.

  1. pantomime horse

    pantomime horse Nay Nay and thrice Nay
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    Southsea Castle was built in 1544 to protect the solent and portsmouth harbour from the french
    it was a live military site until the 1960's and is now open to the public free of charge
    it has probably 30 or 40 different guns from different time periods outside and atop the castle walls.

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    now I won't bore you with pics of all the guns
    instead I'll bore you with a selection of them
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    you can enter the tunnels that go round both the inside and outside of the dry moat
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    but do watch out as they are damp with headroom going to around 5 feet in places with no warning
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    the roof if deteriorating and is bloody sharp too. (I cut my feckin head) here
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    finally get to end of tunnel to find a grating. feck need to go all the way back again. still nice view through grating
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    tried to get to roof but was thwarted by stairs to nowhere
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    nearby were these tanks
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    and a big feckin gun
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    #1 pantomime horse, Jul 6, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2012

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