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Portchester Castle

Church Lane, Portchester PO16 9QW, England
+44 23 9237 8291
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Only worth a quick visit, not too much to see.

This is basically a Roman walled area in which there was a medieval castle built in one corner. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mike J
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Perth, Australia
Nicely kept Medieval Castle within a Roman Stronghold

Run by English Heritage, it's not cheap to attend, but the staff are enthusiastic, friendly and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Campagnolo39-53
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“roman walls” (28 reviews)
“audio tour” (37 reviews)
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Church Lane, Portchester PO16 9QW, England
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+44 23 9237 8291
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"english heritage"
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"within the walls"
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"portsmouth harbour"
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"st mary's church"
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"spiral stairs"
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"roman times"
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"tea room"
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"richard ii"
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"napoleonic wars"
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"old church"
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"worth the climb"
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"worth a visit"
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"lovely place to visit"
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"nice walk"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is basically a Roman walled area in which there was a medieval castle built in one corner. The cost to visit the castle was a little high for what it was so we only walked through the grounds and around the walls.

Thank Mike J
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Run by English Heritage, it's not cheap to attend, but the staff are enthusiastic, friendly and helpful. The place is good for details - would recommend the electronic narration tool that they give you. Just consider it's been there for over 800 years, and still...More

Thank Campagnolo39-53
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Ok so this time we actually paid to go into the castle we usually just have a picnic in the grounds (the bit you don’t pay to go in) think it was £7 something each to get in & wow what a disappointing firstly we...More

Thank Gomez1986
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A good half day activity, not much for children to do, and not a huge amount of printed information available. Self guided tours with an audio guide

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We didn’t have a chance to look around the castle on this occasion but the fun day took place within the grounds. It gets a bit chilly if the wind is high and parking for such a large event is pretty much a total nightmare...More

Thank TheChloePalmer
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dont be mislead by the title, porchester castle is large well the grounds are which you can walk around and then around the perimeter. It was muddy when we visited (to be honest we are used to the british weather amd conditions that follow) we...More

Thank ProjectAlice56
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Choose the right day as we did and you will love this place. Portchester itself is a lovely village away from the hubbub of Fareham and Gosport. The castle and grounds are located on the waterfront. Wait for a sunny day. Free car park! The...More

Thank Eat-it-up-wor-Edna
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited on the first really hot day of the year. First of all we enjoyed our picnic on the green behind the free car park with views of Portsdown hills. On entrance to the castle we were greeted by two very nice friendly young...More

Thank Heather L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i am very interested in roman, anglo saxon, and (regret) norman invasion/conquest. good feature on richard 11 extension to the castle

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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Wonderful, interesting and haunting Castle ruins. Worthwhile visit and fabulously entertaining for children.

Thank Jodie T
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George A
22 April 2018|
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Response from Debs L | Reviewed this property |
Yes on the ground floor and grass, but after that no. There are lots of ruins and steps.
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Louisa D
30 March 2018|
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Response from squad657 | Reviewed this property |
Yes of course. You can visit the dungeons ,climb the steps to the tower. You might also want to go to the tourture chambers and see what it was like for prisoners. Hope this helps. Its a two thousand year old castle and fort... More
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Mamachloe03
14 August 2016|
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Response from Tinahadds | Reviewed this property |
I have just double checked and for adults it is £5.80 and children under 15 £3.40. It is open from 10am to 6pm
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