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Portchester Castle

Church Lane, Portchester PO16 9QW, England
+44 23 9237 8291
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Arrived to park in free car park,it escaped cold and windy day,strolled around the outside and the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Chatham, United Kingdom
via mobile
Lovely for a nice walk around an iconic piece of history.

Great place to park up to have a stroll with great views to Portsmouth harbour and if your thirsty... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
john p
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Church Lane, Portchester PO16 9QW, England
+44 23 9237 8291
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Arrived to park in free car park,it escaped cold and windy day,strolled around the outside and the structure is amazing inside is ideal for picnics on a glorious day we did not do a tour off internal buildings ad it seemed you could see just...More

Thank 481frank
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place to park up to have a stroll with great views to Portsmouth harbour and if your thirsty pop into the church tea room or for a Pint in the Cormorant pub over the road...free parking area.

Thank john p
Reviewed 1 week ago

The site has been used by the Romans, the Normans, the Plantagenets, the Tudors and after this it acted as a prison to POW's through the centuries. The audio guide is a must if you are to get the most out of your day. I'd...More

Thank Debs L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not always easy or guaranteed that a weather forecast can be believed. But it's a reasonable precaution. There is a car park, but one has to walk some way, uphill, to the castle's entrance. The entrance and associated gift shop is somewhat cramped. If the...More

Thank Retired_19072009
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the castle because we live near by and often like to walk to it ,nice walk around the castle and sea shore it has a medieval church in the grounds with a lovely little tea room. A visit to the keep is very interesting...More

1  Thank ANNE T
Reviewed 13 January 2018

So you want a Roman Fort North of the Alps? This'll be that place. For a family gathering, we've over-looked Portchester Castle many times maybe because we grew up in the area and it was always on the school trip hit list. Why is it...More

Thank Simon N
Reviewed 4 January 2018

I visited here in Christmas week. There is so much to see-the substantial remaining Roman walls and the layout of a Roman fort; the castle with its history and things to see from the middle ages to the prisoners of war in the 19th century;...More

Thank Ivor M
Reviewed 1 January 2018

Had a lovely wander around this ruin. The audio guide is fantastic. The tourist shop is also very good. Also great place to take children

Thank 142loism
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

I walk my dog here most mornings, it’s a great place for peace and quite. My 11 year old daughter loves coming along as she loves the views of Portsmouth and the ships. My 4 year old son loves the freedom to run here, it’s...More

Thank Clare W
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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

The location and castle are stunning. Anyone wanting to relax and picnic can. There are large fields. These fields and the church are free. But for history lovers, this place is amazing beyond words. Roman walls, Saxon and Norman occupation. The keep is medieval and...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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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
Phyllis W
11 July 2016|
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Response from alangreen1 | Reviewed this property |
The bus stops at the town and it is only a short walk south bound to the castle. Alternately the train station is only 5 minutes walk from the town centre and there is also a taxi firm there
Phyllis W
11 July 2016|
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Response from Jackiepcs | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a rail station at Portchester. I do not understand the previous remark as the Castle is not on an Island. You could get a taxi to the Castle but it is not far to walk depending on your capability and that of the... More