Portchester Castle (Portchester) Reviews
Newest Review: ... the keep inside the grounds is also surrounded by a moat. The castle grounds are free to enter but you need to pay to visit the main part of the castle and keep. Prices Adult £5 Child £3 Family £13 You enter via the gift shop where they sell a range of themed toys, typical souvenirs, books etc. the staff are very friendly and helpful. There are a lot of steps inside the keep as you expect and it is very narrow areas on top of the keep. The views of Portsmouth harbour are stunning so well worth the hike to the top. Please beware that the keep may be closed in severe weather. There are no toilets in the castle but in the car park there i... more
Customer Portchester Castle (Portchester) Reviews (4)
by - written on 19/04/13 (Very useful, 21 readings)
Portchester is located in hampshire not far from the town of Fareham and the city of Portsmouth. it is easy to get here by bus and train. there is a large free car park with plenty of spaces. Portchester Castle was built by the Romans built in the third century to guard against attack. Today, the walls are the most complete remaining example of their fortifications in northern Europe. When you walk through the arch in the outside wall you are greeted with a large field and path running through it. In one corner is the magnificent keep and in the other corner is St Mary's church. The castle is surrounded by a moat and the keep inside the grounds is ... Read the complete review
by - written on 17/02/13, updated on 18/02/13 (Very useful, 55 readings)
My boyfriend and I recently decided we need to go on more days out together as sitting around the house on Sunday's really seems like a waste of time. In the past we've been to numerous 'places of interest' local to us so I got online looking for something else we'd both enjoy, which is when I came across Portchester castle... Where is it? Portchester castle is very close to Portsmouth, nearish the border of Hampshire with West Sussex and a short way from the A/M27 right on the coastline. Once you go past exits for Portsmouth (provided you're coming from the east) you'll soon see the brown signs giving directional hints - we found it easily enough without ... Read the complete review
by - written on 01/09/09 (Very useful, 88 readings)
Portchester Castle is situated between Southampton and Portsmouth in the old part of Portchester. To get to Portchester Castle exit Junction 11 on the M27 and follow the signs, it's also only 1 mile from Portchester rail station on the Portsmouth to Southampton main rail line. It is a fort built in Roman Times with the Keep added after the Norman Conquest. There is also a church and graveyard inside the fort. The fort has a partial moat around it, and also is surrounded by the waters of Port Solent on one side. It is free to enter the fort, and walk around the church and grounds, there are exits on all walls of the fort and you get great views of Port Solent and ... Read the complete review
by - written on 15/06/09 (Very useful, 109 readings)
Having always lived in the same area, I think I sometimes forget the sights that I have on my doorstep. One of these is Portchester Castle... LOCATION: Portchester Castle in on the South Coast, not far from the city of Portsmouth. It is easily accessible by road, just off the A27, coming off from junction 11 on the M27. Even easier, just pop the postcode PO16 9QW in the ol' Sat Nav! Driving through Portchester Village isn't particularly interesting, but as you near the castle, the road changes to cobbles, and the houses change to thatched roofed and period properties (some dating back to the 1700's). Many of these buildings are ... Read the complete review
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