Let loose a quiver of arrows at Southsea Castle

Portsmouth, Hampshire

In 1515 Henry VIII passed a law stating that all able-bodied men must carry out archery practice on Sundays.

Five hundred years later, you can now take the bow in Henry's own Southsea Castle.

Southsea Archery Club regularly take over Southsea Castle's moat for archery practice within the confines of one of Henry VIII's south coast fortifications.  Their sessions are open to everybody so shoot over to Southsea Archery Club's Facebook page for information on how you can get involved.

Once your quiver is empty why not venture into the castle grounds, climb the ramparts and look out over the Solent as King Henry VIII once did, watching his prized flagship, the Mary Rose sink.

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