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An important group of artillery fortifications in Hampshire are the King Henry VIII's Device Forts built along the coast to defend against possible Catholic invasion from such countries as France and Spain. Southsea Castle, Hurst Castle and Calshot Castle still stand today.
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    Odiham Castle - 20 Miles
    Odiham Castle was originally a 13th century stone fortified hunting lodge. After its recapture in 1…Similar
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    Basing House Ruins - 23 Miles (4.4)
    The remains of the Basing House, once the country's largest private house and the palace of the pow…Similar
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    Old Winchester Hill - 32 Miles (4.9)
    Downland and prehistoric earthworks of one-hundred-and forty acres. On the summit of the hill is an…Similar
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    Ladle Hill - 35 Miles (4.6)
    This roughly rectangular fort enclosed 7 acres (c.2.8ha) within an embankment and ditch. The work s…Similar
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    Highclere Castle - 37 Miles (5.9)
    Victorian country house in high Elizabethan style, with park designed by Capability Brown. 24 squar…Similar
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    Fort Purbrook - 37 Miles (1.2)
    Several generations of Portsmouth people have given the nickname "Palmerston's Folly" to the Victor…Similar
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    Wolvesey Castle - 38 Miles (5.2)
    Begun as a 12th-century Norman keep and bailey castle, the palace was the chief residence of the Bi…Similar
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    In St Catherines Hill there is a hillfort. The defences of this early Iron Age hillfort consist of …Similar
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    Portchester Castle - 40 Miles (6.7)
    Portchester Castle's commanding location has made it a major factor in the Solent's defences for hu…Similar
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    Fort Brockhurst - 43 Miles (1.7)
    A 19thC fort and museum with exhibition illustrating the history of Portsmouth's defences. Variety …Similar
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    Southsea Castle - 43 Miles (6.9)
    Southsea Castle was one in a series of forts constructed for King Henry VIII, in what was the most …Similar
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    Danebury Hill - 46 Miles (5.2)
    Danebury Iron Age hill fort is 2500 years old. Danebury has wonderful views and is a good archaeolo…Similar
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    Calshot Castle - 47 Miles (6.2)
    This artillery fort, built by Henry VIII to defend the sea passage to Southampton, was recently use…Similar
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    Quarley Hill Fort - 49 Miles (6.6)
    A univallate fort with counter-scarp and well defined entrances on north-east and south-west. Built…Similar
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    Buckland Rings - 57 Miles (6.1)
    Buckland Rings, which is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, has impressive earthworks comprising three b…Similar
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    Hurst Castle - 60 Miles (6.7)
    One of the most advanced of the artillery fortresses built by Henry VIII: used as a prison for emin…Similar
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