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Portchester Castle

Church Lane, Portchester PO16 9QW, England
+44 23 9237 8291
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Better than expected

I managed to convince my mother to go to this castle as a day out, as the weather was finally good... read more

Reviewed yesterday
LizzieHamilton97
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Chichester, United Kingdom
via mobile
Right on the foreshore

The old castle is situated on the foreshore, so ideal for a wander around, with a big enclosed... read more

Reviewed yesterday
MandyH2604
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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  • Average6%
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“audio tour” (35 reviews)
“roman walls” (22 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
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Church Lane, Portchester PO16 9QW, England
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+44 23 9237 8291
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I managed to convince my mother to go to this castle as a day out, as the weather was finally good enough. We weren't expecting much, as it is in ruins, however there are exhibitions inside and you can climb the keep. It's a really...More

Thank LizzieHamilton97
Reviewed yesterday

The old castle is situated on the foreshore, so ideal for a wander around, with a big enclosed green, that often has lots of people picnicking, playing ball games, or just enjoying the scenery. This is all free, though you can pay a small fee...More

Thank MandyH2604
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're into Military history or just like old buildings, then a visit to Portchester is well worth it. Run by English Heritage, it free to get into the outer Baily; however you have to pay to get into the main Castle /inner Baily. There...More

Thank Spud244
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The castle of the outside looks old, big and very nice, but when i see the map, of the castle inside, i decided dont go there. if you are a story fanatic, you must go there. We often come with my boyfriend to have a...More

Thank Neringa P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on our way back from isle of Wight home. Takes about an hour good audio guide lots of steps for the less able. Wonderful views from the top.

Thank denise h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are really three visits in one here. The castle is run by English Heritage. It is not very big but there is enough of it to get an idea of what it would have been like in the past. The audioguide is good, featuring...More

Thank MeridianManchester
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our day, it was really interactive and informative. Thank you to all that were involved.

Thank Loraine S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took our two year old granddaughter to this venue. Fantastic place to take a picnic and chill out. Large amounts of green space, enclosed, to allow your little ones to run free. Also a place of historical importance with great views across upper reaches of...More

Thank Yvonne M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The castle is located on the Northern end of Portsmouth Harbour and was founded in the 11thC within a former Roman Fort of the 3rdC. It is believed that the original fort was used by local British to help defend the country against the Vikings....More

Thank Rex06
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting to see how the sight has been used over the years. It's free to wander within the Roman fort walls and worth the entrance fee to see the tower and other buildings.

Thank AJ-LS15
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Mamachloe03
15 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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Phyllis W
12 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
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Phyllis W
12 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
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