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Portchester Castle

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Address: Portchester Castle Castle Street, Portchester PO16 9QW, England
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+44 23 9237 8291
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

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Recommended for history fans

Visited Portchester 8/01/17. We were in the area and as CADW members were looking for an English Heritage property as we can visit for free. As soon as we spotted Portchester on... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Cowbridge, United Kingdom
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Cowbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited Portchester 8/01/17. We were in the area and as CADW members were looking for an English Heritage property as we can visit for free. As soon as we spotted Portchester on the map I remembered that it was a Roman 'Saxon Shore' fort so off we went. Well worth a vist- so much intact Roman masonry is always impressive,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spontaneous visit meant a search for somewhere not too far but somewhere that we could spend a few hours waking and taking in some sights and history. I thoroughly recommend Porchester Castle as a perfect place to visit. Not a whole day trip unless you plan on picnicking and then exploring along the cost. Porchester Castle offers a great escape... More 

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Corsham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful day out. My grandchildren enjoyed the freedom of the the castle grounds; we enjoyed the historic location.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The outer castle is Roman and Norman and is excellent however it is well worth paying to enter the keep as it is fascinating, is very well explained by the audio tour and has great views from the top.

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Thank Phil P
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

This castle is so hidden, I regularly search for ruins/castle destinations (on useless google) and I never found this. I come across accidentally on a website. This Castle is one of the best preserved (especially the walls around). There is a church inside the wall and there was a small handcraft market inside. You don't need to pay to go... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Beautiful St Mary's Anglican Church is in the grounds of Portchester Castle. A lovely pilgrimage where two of my English ancestors are buried, both being former vicars of St Mary's.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

A fabulous place with so much of interest. First you have the Roman fort, incidentally the oldest and most complete Roman fort still standing north of the Alps, with intact walls, and therein a medieval keep and fortress. Secondly, add a lovely open green, and a beautiful old church complete with tea rooms, the sea just outside and you have... More 

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This castle ruin is run by English Heritage, and although let slide in to ruins by the Victorians dates from Roman & Saxon times. I had a terrible journey here thanks to cancellations by Southern Region and finally got there by 700 bus to Portsmouth Hard and then the quick X4 to Portchester Precinct then a mile walk along a... More 

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Rochester
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Whilst this is cared for by English Heritage and in my opinion well worth the entrance fee, it is quite expensive compared to other EH properties, since this is primarily a ruin. That said, the tower is fascinating and it is well worth the climb to the roof for the view over Portsmouth and surrounding areas. It was a shame... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Lovely place, we had a dinner party here in the grounds in 1992 fantastic venue, views are spectacular, and The local pub The Cormorant which has had very poor reviews in the past, is now under a much better management and worth a visit. We were there for a wake.

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