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Portchester Castle, Portchester
(4.5/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The outer castle is Roman and Norman and is excellent however it is well worth paying to enter the keep as it is fascinating, is very well explained by the audio tour and has great views from the top. 
  • This castle is so hidden, I regularly search for ruins/castle destinations (on useless google) and I never found this. I come across accidentally on a website. This Castle is one of the best preserved...  more »
  • Beautiful St Mary's Anglican Church is in the grounds of Portchester Castle. A lovely pilgrimage where two of my English ancestors are buried, both being former vicars of St Mary's. 
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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.