Odiham Castle (also known locally as King John's Castle) is a ruined castle situated near Odiham in Hampshire, United Kingdom.Before you head to Hook, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Hook route planner, to make sure you see all that Hook has to offer, including Odiham Castle.
It is one of only three fortresses built by King John during his reign. The site was possibly chosen by King John because he had visited the area in 1204 and it lay halfway between Windsor and Winchester.
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Odiham Castle is a lovely place to look around. To get there you have to park up on the road before the bridge. From there its across the bridge then left turn and a walk along the canal bank. The... more »
We were staying at the nearby Four Seasons and decided to have a look. Lovely views and walk by the canal and a nice bit of history too. Not too much to see so it will not take you more than half an..... more »
A free to visit ancient ruins. It is located almost in secluded place in Odiham. It must be magnificent in its best times some hundred years ago. It can be seen that the walls are so thick built with no bricks but stones and cement. There is no roof at present but imagining it's full structure puts you in awe. It is conserved by Hampshire County. You can finish reading all the details and the castle within minutes then what? You can stroll alongside canal. You can see ducks, fishes and a lot of aquatic plants, berries, wild flowers to make you feel good. And yes be prepared not to get parking. We didn't see any pubs too and of course no toilets.
Nice little piece of English history. Not much to see or do, what you see in the photos is it but still a nice destination for a leisurely walk along the Basingstoke canal. Nearest (unofficial) parking is about a mile away or you have the canal boat hire center in Odiham which is about 2 miles away. Enjoy.
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