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Portchester Castle

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Address: Church Lane, Portchester PO16 9QW, England
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Lovely day out visiting historic site

Had a great day out with my partner, walking along the seafront and visiting the well-maintained ruined of the castle. there is plenty to see and do, and may people bring picnics... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had a great day out with my partner, walking along the seafront and visiting the well-maintained ruined of the castle. there is plenty to see and do, and may people bring picnics on nice days to the castle grounds which are free of charge and open to the public. convenient parking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visit this castle a lot with my son he loves the open space to run around and play football etc lovely all round relaxing feel

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This castle is quite unusual in that the keep is so intact you can really explore it. There are not many ancient castles where you can get up onto the keep's roof! This is a Norman castle which was built inside a pre-existing Roman fort. The castle is worth exploring. The free audio guide is good and helps. It takes... More 

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Of course, there are limitations to the interest of ruined castles but this is a good trip - not least because it is not on a high cliff or hill. This is where a lot of history happened so if you are in the area, or can take a detour, then do go.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting for a visit just to walk around or visit the inside. Beautiful location right by the sea. Would be lovely for a picnic in the summer too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful views across the sea. Lovely little church serving light refreshments in a side room cafe. Extremely good value.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth a visit and suggest using the audio guide which provides a lot of detail. Good views from the top of the keep reached by a steep stairway. Walls partly date from Roman times. Tea shop is in the church inside the walls but was closed on day of our visit. Castle is open weekends only during winter months.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although I'm generally interested in the History of places like this,, I've always got something more important on my mind... So you're probably wondering "why write a review then?" Well.. I've been here and had a look around, the place in which the castle is situated is stunning, it would be amazing to live here,, No! I don't think they... More 

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

This place is a lovely walk take my dog there quite a lot,walk round the shore line and of course the castle is of historical value,inside the grounds lovely large fields and a quaint church great place for picnics and family get togethers,and for those loving history well worth a visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent place to visit. Nice walk around the grounds with beautiful views. Would highly recommend visiting for a morning or afternoon!

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