Rowlands Castle



Portsmouth & Southsea

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Opened on the 1st of January 1859, the station was once one of three between Petersfield and Havant, but is the only one to have enjoyed a regular service.  There used to be goods and coal located at the  ‘northbound’ side of the station. There was also a siding at the  ‘southbound’ side of the station, serving a brickworks adjacent to the remains of the Castle (now on private land) after which the village is named.

  • Walkers are spoilt for choice as the village is crossed by three long-distance footpaths, the Monarch’s Way, Sussex Border Path and Staunton Way, with many other rights of way in the area too.
  • Historians will admire Saint Hubert’s Churchwhich is located to the north of Rowlands Castle at Old Idsworth, near Finchdean. Built in 1053, it was originally dedicated to Saint Peter and Saint Paul.  Grade I listed, the  Church contains examples of mediaeval paintings from around 1300.
  • For all the family visit Stansted Park – a 2-mile walk from Rowlands station. Visit the Edwardian House, pick up local produce at the Farm Shop, wander around the Garden Centre, enjoy dining in the elegant Pavilion Tea Room, let off steam with a trip on the light railway or get lost and found in the maze

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Station Ticket Office Hours

Monday to Friday – 06:35 to 09:15
Saturday – CLOSED
Sunday – CLOSED

Train Station Information

Car Parking: 26 spaces
Cycle Parking: 4 spaces
Toilets: No
Refreshments: No
Taxis Rank: No

Useful Numbers

Customer Services: 0345 6000 650

Travel Assistance: 0800 52 82 100

For train times text ROWLANDS CASTLE to 84950