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Portchester Castle

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Interesting Site to Explore

Spent just over an hour here before the castle closed and just about fitted everything in. Lovely... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Linda D
Perth, Western Australia
Lovely afternoon out

Easy to find and park within walking distance. Well worth paying to go in. Along with the audio... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Worthing, United Kingdom
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Church Lane, Portchester PO16 9QW, England
+44 23 9237 8291
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All reviews english heritage roman walls audio tour within the walls st mary's church portsmouth harbour spiral stairs roman times tea room richard ii napoleonic wars worth the climb old church worth a visit tea shop nice walk free car park
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent just over an hour here before the castle closed and just about fitted everything in. Lovely peaceful site. Didn't climb right to the top but daughter did and said views were magnificent. Lovely staff very helpful, purchased a couple of bottles of wine, nettle...More

Thank Linda D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy to find and park within walking distance. Well worth paying to go in. Along with the audio tour and free children's crafts there were 2 actors story telling at 2 different times, who were very entertaining for all ages and really made the visit...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

easy to park free can walk dogs in castle and area near car park. you can also see tower in castle for a price but worth it audio worth having so much history. do not try the spiral staircase other stairs available. worth a visit

Thank caroline r r
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyable place to visit. Castle is very good and allowed most places. Amazing walled fields and views around it.

Thank Tash J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place. The whole site is surrounded by a Roman outer wall with the 12c St Mary's Church in one corner, and the ruins of the 12c castle in the opposite corner. The castle ruins include the keep which it is possible...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

this is a fantastic place, it has view beautiful. the same has a wonderful church and small and confortable place for drink or eat something.

Thank 189carolinac
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

My partner spent many holidays as a child in Portchester staying with her Grandparents, playing around the Castle with friends. We both enjoyed the beautiful setting in glorious Autumn sunshine. £7.20 entrance, so being tight we didn’t pay to go inside, but plenty to see...More

Thank mrandall1960
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Amazingly beautiful views. Lovley peaceful place to have a picnic as no cars are allowed on the grounds so safe for children to run around.

Thank Elizabeth C
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Having lived locally to Portchester Castle for 14 years I've never actually paid to go inside the main castle tower but can thoroughly recommend a visit to either walk inside the walls and around the church free of charge and/or take a stroll around the...More

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 29 September 2018

I came here as we were travelling along the south coast going from Portsmouth to Dover we are with english heritage and want to make sure we get our moneys worth! It is hidden round a corner by houses but the luscious green grass with...More

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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.
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
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