Located between Elm Grove and Kent Road in the heart of Southsea is Castle Road The northern section of Castle Road is mainly residential but the southern end is home to a wonderful collection of independent shops, restaurants and other businesses.

At the junction of Castle Road and Great Southsea Street, stands the Ernest Smith clocktower. This mock Tudor tower was built in 1903 designed by WJ Walmsley and constructed by builders J. Crockerell. The building was originally an antiques shop leased to Ernest Smith. The numerals on the clock face were re