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Sandsfoot Castle

Sandsfoot Castle

Old Castle Road, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 8QG

Sandsfoot Castle is a former fort constructed by Henry VIII to keep Portland Harbour safe and give protection from French invaders. It’s location on the South Coast overlooking the bay of Weymouth makes for a good stargazing location and frequently hosts public stargazing events organised with the help of Weymouth Astronomy Club.


Sandsfoot Castle is a private location and is only accessible out of normal hours for stargazing by prior arrangement or when public events are scheduled.

Weather forecast

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Weather forecast for Portland Harbour - Castle Cove (beach) (0.1 miles away) updated 07/08/22 at 20:00.




Events nearby

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  • Perseids Meteors at Durlston Astronomy Centre

    Friday 12th August 2022 from 21:00pm to 23:00pm

    Durlston Astronomy Centre and Observatory, Swanage, BH19 2JL (22.3 miles away)

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  • Perseids Meteors at Durlston Astronomy Centre

    Saturday 13th August 2022 from 21:00pm to 23:00pm

    Durlston Astronomy Centre and Observatory, Swanage, BH19 2JL (22.3 miles away)

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  • Crewkerne And District Astronomical Society meeting

    Wednesday 17th August 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Norton-sub-Hambdon Village Hall, Norton-sub-Hambdon, TA14 6SF (27.2 miles away)

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  • Stargazing at Durlston Astronomy Centre

    Sunday 4th September 2022 from 20:15pm to 23:00pm

    Durlston Astronomy Centre and Observatory, Swanage, BH19 2JL (22.3 miles away)

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  • Stargazing at Durlston Astronomy Centre

    Sunday 4th September 2022 from 20:15pm to 23:00pm

    Durlston Astronomy Centre and Observatory, Swanage, BH19 2JL (22.3 miles away)

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Stay and gaze nearby

  • Kingfishers Holidays – Charmouth

    Newlands Bridge, Charmouth, Dorset, DT6 6AZ (21.4 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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