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Portchester Castle, Portchester

Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 400+ 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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  • Visited on a Sunday and was pleasantly surprised, a vast expanse of grass within the walls allowed families with young children to play games without causing problems. Avery interesting history going ...  read more »
  • Decided to visit Porchester Castle as we were in the area, carpark is small but free, toilets are available near carpark. Walked round the outside of the castle (it was a windy and fine rain day). Use...  read more »
  • With my colleagues we visited this morning the portchester castle and we are just impressed. The view are just awesome in border the sea. I recommend this castle. It's beautiful and during a sunny day...  read more »
  • Good old castle in what I would call a semi-ruined state. It is free to walk around the grounds, but the keep requires English Heritage membership or a fee to get inside. Was interesting and worth the money knowing it will help keep this place maintained. In the summer this makes a nice location for a picnic.
  • This used to be one of my favourite places to take the children to play on sunny days but on recent visit's, we have noticed anonymous spy drones sat in discreet positions in the air around the outside walls, watching the young children playing. Please be aware that drones are being used by peodophiles to take pictures and video footage of your children anonymously. Please be aware of this when taking your children and keep them with you at all times. Especially in the woods outside the castle walls.
  • A proper Castle. A real treat. A snapshot of English history; Roman, Saxon and Medieval. Magnificent Roman walls. Spectacular views. If you like castles then this is the place for you.
  • Very historic location. Amazing grounds inside and out and the keep may cost to get into but is reasonably priced and is lots of fun!! Kids and grown ups alike will love it.
  • Really good castle. The climb to the top of the keep is well worth it (fantastic views), though you do need to be fit to make it up the many steps. There's a great open space and church around the castle that are free to enter. Parking is also free which is a bonus. Check the English Heritage website for events (that usually cost more but are worth it).
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