Portchester Castle
Portchester Castle
4.5
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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  • Annie
    Tidworth, United Kingdom1,110 contributions
    Historic visit
    We spent the afternoon here and had a really interesting time. We are English Heritage members so we got in free. If you want to look around the castle you have to pay. If you want to sit in the grounds it is totally free. A lovely place to visit and walk around.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 April 2023
  • OLWEN L
    Southampton, United Kingdom2 contributions
    Lovely day out.
    The church tea rooms are excellent, the food most of it cooked on the premises is very good value ,, especially the steak pie with lots of meaty chunks. The staff are all very friendly, recommend a visit. Had a lovely visit even though it was a very windy day.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 April 2023
  • Paul C
    16 contributions
    Portchester Castle
    Fascinating place with a lot of history. The view from the top of the Keep is excellent but the spiral staircase from the floor below is very narrow and not an easy thing to climb up or down. Pricey at £12.50 per adult as well
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 July 2023
  • Paul T
    9 contributions
    Great day out.
    Porchester castle is a large castle right next to the sea. Free to get int the castle wall's. Only have to pay if you go to the keep. Inside the keep you may bump into one of the volunteers, I think he is called Bob. A very sprightly 91 and full of facts and information about the castle. Really enjoyed his talk. The keep is wel Outside of the keep
    Visited July 2023
    Written 16 July 2023
  • N L
    Bath, United Kingdom198 contributions
    Beautiful setting and great historic interpretation
    The castle is amazing and the walk up to the keep is great exercise! The views are amazing. The historic interpretation boards are brilliant. Downside is that there are no toilets onsite. Only on the municipal car park. They are disgusting. Cost is a bit high compared to other similar attractions.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 July 2023
  • RealityCheck2013
    Bristol, United Kingdom911 contributions
    Nice castle but visit to the keep is too dear
    Visited here for a walk and entry into the castle is free however 9.50 to go into the keep so for two if us just to go into into it for a few minutes for a look did not make much sense. There is a church inside the castle which sells food and drink in its grounds. Parking outside is about 3 pounds for two hours. The castle has a lot of history and is impressive for its size and condition, we spent about an hour and half there
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 September 2023
  • stevlee78
    Eastleigh, United Kingdom974 contributions
    Flying visit but still worthy of a trip
    This will be a mini review as we didn’t go inside. The general area and cafe is very pretty and a lovely walk, lots of dogs to say hi to and I’m sure it’s steeped in history, we just didn’t have time to give the castle the time it deserved. On a walk we passed through the grounds and around the outside walls, the cafe is worth a visit and the graveyard was very interesting.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 13 January 2024
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stevlee78
Eastleigh, UK974 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
This will be a mini review as we didn’t go inside.
The general area and cafe is very pretty and a lovely walk, lots of dogs to say hi to and I’m sure it’s steeped in history, we just didn’t have time to give the castle the time it deserved.
On a walk we passed through the grounds and around the outside walls, the cafe is worth a visit and the graveyard was very interesting.
Written 13 January 2024
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Sally-Ann S
Portsmouth, UK10 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
Lovely historic site with excellent information boards showing complex history, souvenir shop very nice too with helpful staff. Climbing spiral stone stairs in the tower is definitely worth the experience! Also St Mary's Church within the castle walls is worth a visit. Parking charges not too exorbitant.
Written 29 October 2023
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Victoria T
5 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
Great views, friendly staff with great knowledge, The free audio tour was great plenty of information about the history of the castle.
Written 13 September 2023
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RealityCheck2013
Bristol, UK911 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
Visited here for a walk and entry into the castle is free however 9.50 to go into the keep so for two if us just to go into into it for a few minutes for a look did not make much sense.
There is a church inside the castle which sells food and drink in its grounds.
Parking outside is about 3 pounds for two hours.
The castle has a lot of history and is impressive for its size and condition, we spent about an hour and half there
Written 11 September 2023
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DMSorin
Alton, UK5 contributions
Sept 2023 • Friends
Beautiful piece of history, a nice walk around and into the castle! It’s a nice half day out in the nature and history!
Written 11 September 2023
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Bob Rock
Clevedon, UK934 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
£10 entry fee and the car park is a few quid, well worth it, incredible structure, do get to the top of the Keep, one of the tallest in the UK, we even ended up joining English Heritage getting an extra 3 months membership and our entry money back!
Written 8 September 2023
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Edward the dog
Chichester, UK396 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Love a bit of history and with English Heritage places you get just that. An amazing walk around the ruins with guides that tell you exactly what happenned. Highly recommended day out.
Written 28 August 2023
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Martyn R
10 contributions
Aug 2023 • Friends
Loved Portchester Castle, the view from the top is stunning and great stories unfold as you make your way around. Worth taking the time for tea and cake at the cafe, the home made cakes and scones are delicious I had the cheese and bacon scone and couldn’t recommend it highly enough
Written 11 August 2023
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N L
Bath, UK198 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
The castle is amazing and the walk up to the keep is great exercise! The views are amazing. The historic interpretation boards are brilliant.

Downside is that there are no toilets onsite. Only on the municipal car park. They are disgusting.

Cost is a bit high compared to other similar attractions.
Written 29 July 2023
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Paul T
9 contributions
Jul 2023
Porchester castle is a large castle right next to the sea. Free to get int the castle wall's. Only have to pay if you go to the keep. Inside the keep you may bump into one of the volunteers, I think he is called Bob. A very sprightly 91 and full of facts and information about the castle. Really enjoyed his talk.
The keep is wel
Outside of the keep
Written 16 July 2023
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