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Portchester Castle

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Church Lane, Portchester PO16 9QW, England
+44 23 9237 8291
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A gem of a place in the sunshine

Choose the right day as we did and you will love this place. Portchester itself is a lovely village... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Eat-it-up-wor-Edna
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Southampton, UK
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Castle in the sun

We visited on the first really hot day of the year. First of all we enjoyed our picnic on the green... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Heather L
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Hampshire Uk
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“roman walls” (28 reviews)
“audio tour” (37 reviews)
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LOCATION
Church Lane, Portchester PO16 9QW, England
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+44 23 9237 8291
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"english heritage"
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"roman walls"
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"audio tour"
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"within the walls"
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"portsmouth harbour"
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"st mary's church"
in 11 reviews
"spiral stairs"
in 7 reviews
"roman times"
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"tea room"
in 27 reviews
"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 yesterday 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 2 days 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 5 days 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 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Jodie T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A ruined structure that provides an historic view of this important military area and a fully working church, holding services within. There is a paying section, which is optional, we didn't view this, as a walk around the harbor had a greater draw in better...More

Thank EuroDiner
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place to visit to go back in history when you tour the keep. Lovely views and walks to spend a day out.

Thank Ruth L
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Really interesting place to visit. Particularly liked the French Prisoners theatre and was taken by surprise when I saw how close the castle was to the water. The coffee shop was located in the church hall and sold lovely home made cakes. The grounds were...More

1  Thank diannejones1
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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Me and my partner visited Portchester Castle a couple of weeks ago. We were pleasantly surprised as we walked into the castle. The grounds were huge, such a nice place to take a picnic. We spent some time walking around this then around the castle...More

1  Thank 19pops92
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

As members of English Heritage we are keen to visit their properties in our locale. Portchester Castle doesn't disappoint. Being a ruin, most of the visit is outdoors and it was raining on and off while we were there. However the keep is covered and...More

Thank Stewart L
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Castle is set right by the sea it's beautiful and the castle and grounds are extremely well maintained. We had our 6 month old daughter with us and her pram.... we managed to walk around the castle and through it. Unfortunately we didn't venture into...More

Thank Livvy D
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George A
22 April 2018|
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Response from Ivor M | Reviewed this property |
I generally agree with what other have said. The open area is probably OK for wheels but the castle building itself probably not.
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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
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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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