Hurst Castle Lighthouse

Hurst Castle Lighthouse: The lighthouse at Hurst Castle, also known as the Hurst Point Lighthouse, lies at the tip of Hurst Point – that’s a lot of Hurst in one sentence. Acting as a guide for ships making their way through the western approach of the Solent, the Hurst Castle Lighthouse is accessed either by foot (along, a mile-shingle bank) or by a small ferry from nearby Keyhaven. Just to the right of the Hurst Castle Lighthouse is Hurst Castle itself. The castle was established by Henry VIII in order protect against invasion from France and the Holy Roman Empire, who didn’t like old Henry (understandably as he had a penchant for lobbing off his wives heads, amongst other horrible deeds). One final point, apparently when the storms lash the point, the sea uncovers old gun-shells from when the soldiers stationed at the point practiced their shooting. This photograph was taken using an Olympus EM-5.


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