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Portchester Castle

Church Lane, Portchester PO16 9QW, England
+44 23 9237 8291
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Amazing Place

Had a fabulous time walking round the grounds of The Castle, a wonderful setting for a wedding nice... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Portchester, United Kingdom
via mobile
Unexpected Gem close to home.

I've been in the grounds of Portchester castle a few times as we live fairly local, but never paid... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gosport, United Kingdom
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Church Lane, Portchester PO16 9QW, England
+44 23 9237 8291
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a fabulous time walking round the grounds of The Castle, a wonderful setting for a wedding nice for last minute picnics take something to sit on, well worth a day out ample parking

Thank Andi2512
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been in the grounds of Portchester castle a few times as we live fairly local, but never paid to enter before. We wanted somewhere to take the kids, 6, 10 and 14 without travelling too far. Wow we were all absolutely impressed with the...More

Thank cobby81
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful to visit this important historic site with fascinating history. Would recommend the audio tour which is very well done. A must see if you are in the area

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being a life long history fanatic and living within 6 miles of Portchester it took me longer than it should have to visit this place. I always had the impression it was just a ruin and some walls. How wrong i was. This castle is...More

Thank William F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One a beautiful blue sky warm day i would recommend a visit. The grounds are clean and open space for picnic. Will not be disappointed to walk around the castle. The staff are very kind and courteous and make you feel welcomed.

Thank Respect786
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely grounds, superb church with a beautiful cafe inside which makes a lovely cup of tea. Castle a bit run down but work is currently ongoing to the Keep to sustain it for the future. Didn't afford the best pictures as such but appreciate that...More

1  Thank Rodgerandsue
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently joined the National Trust and have visited a few places. This has been the best by a long way. It's by the sea which was a bonus. The castle walls contain a large open area and a small church. The day we visited...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well signed from Portchester the castle is worth a visit and situated on the sea edge it makes it picturesque and an ideal photo opportunity

Thank JohnCracknell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

About the right amount to do and see for small children. can climb on lots, indoor and outdoor stuff in the paid area. Large expanse outside to play on or have picnic etc, and you can go down to the water's edge - nice views...More

Thank max_patrick
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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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
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
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