This place was founded by King Henry VIII. It is one of the first and most thoroughly equipped coastal fortresses. And quite a few of those castles were built along the shore. It is a Tudor fortress, set up so that cannon can be deployed wherever such weapons might might be needed. You can walk and clamber through and around the entire building. You can visit the storerooms. You can go into the captain’s room on the first floor. The building now has a permanent exhibition, which shows clearly how Henry VII worried about his land, the defense of it and its survival. There are also strong hints and insights on offer when it comes to Henry’s conjugal life. New things are always on show here and kids are well catered for. A fun place, where one can experience a castle and hear 4 centuries worth of stories.