|An excellent guide booklet|
I would like to start this report with a big thank you to the staff at Southsea Castle. All were helpful and very happy to answer my many questions.
|Landward approach over what was the glacis, now flowerbeds.|
|The keep, squared off and so losing its lookout tower.|
|Model of the fort as constructed|
|Model showing 19th century modifications, counterscarp gallery and external batteries|
|Counterscarp gallery and the 19th century external battery|
|Caponier connecting the main building to the counterscarp gallery.|
|Morning mist has lifted, the sun is out, Fort Spitbank in the distance.|
A very good visit lasting around three hours. It would have been longer but the counterscarp gallery was closed due to damage caused by flooding during our very wet winter.