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A former Victorian military fort built to guard The Solent, this was the first of many forts built on the Island (1852) by Lord Palmerston as protection against an envisaged French attack. It offers superb views across to Hurst Castle. Listen to the fascinating story of this gun battery, barracks, torpedo, anti-submarine loop detection and mine & searchlight research centre. You also have the opportunity of visiting the only seesaw searchlight emplacement in the world!