This site uses cookies to improve your experience and the quality of our services. By using this site you agree to its use of cookies. More information Hide

Sandsfoot Castle


GB |

Public | FrenchGermanSpanish

Source: Steinsky

Copyright: CC 3.0

Sandsfoot Castle is one of Henry VIII's Device Forts, also known as Henrician Castles, built around 1541 to the west of Weymouth, Dorset, England, opposite its contemporary Portland Castle. Together these two forts put the whole of Portland harbour and the roads within range of their artillery, thus protecting shipping from foreign raiders, and preventing an invading landing force from forming up offshore, although the castle was always vulnerable to attack from a landward direction. Most of the castle has fallen into the sea, however the ruins have been Grade II* Listed since late 1953.


Copyright: CC 3.0

More information


Weymouth and Portland
United Kingdom

Sponsored links

More about this place of interest

Routes nearby

Related channels

Sponsored links

© 2006-2017 RouteYou -