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Portchester Castle, Portchester

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The Romans originally built Portchester Castle as a fort during the fourth century CE. After the fall of the empire, the site went into decline for a few centuries, but was later expanded and used as a royal residence in the 11th century and as a prison in the 17th century. Use the audio guide and check out the exhibition to learn about its centuries of history. Enjoy the view of the coast from the tower, or bring along a picnic. Arrange to visit Portchester Castle and other attractions in Portchester using our Portchester travel itinerary maker.
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  • Lovely place to visit with a mixed history , the roman walls are spectacular and a fascinating climb to the top of the keep ( great views ) lovely friendly staff  more »
  • Took our 2 children aged 7 and 9 for a half-term day out. Family tickets were good value, (around £16, I think) and this included an easy to use audio guide for each visitor. Although much of the cast...  more »
  • I would recommend visiting Portchester castle. The grounds are beautifully maintained. Perfect for a picnic. Climbing to the top of the keep was fun and slightly energetic! The history boards dotted a...  more »
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  • A lovely combination of a huge historical momument and a lovely little greenspace, the Portchester castle is a lovely place to take the family out to, perfect for a picnic or just a walk about. The castle grounds also include a quaint little church and graveyard, which are both worth visiting. Although it is a little out of the way, the Portchester castle is a lovely location to visit if you are in the area.
  • Rather nice. Good location, courtyard free to enter, inner castle paid. Command views from the top of the inner tower. Church is very much worth a visit too.
  • Great place for a walk with the kids, even if you don't pay to go into the castle itself.
  • So peaceful with beautiful views of the sea and coastline. With a beautiful old castle at your back. Great place to take a walk with your dog.
  • The Castle is fabulous. Not recommended in a motorhome though, the Council likes giving fines in the carpark because you don't fit in a parking bay. Ridiculous, when it's a tourist attraction and the carpark is empty. St Mary's church nearby well worth visiting.