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Portland Castle

Liberty Road | Castletown, DT5 1AZ, England
+44 1305 820539
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Little Gem

Visited with a 10 year old on a grey damp morning. Spent 2 hours exploring and then visited the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Historic Castle

Portland Castle was a very interesting visit. Only small and not really a castle as we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rugby, United Kingdom
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Overlooking Portland Harbour in Dorset stands one of Henry VIII's finest coastal forts, built in the early 1540s to protect against French and Spanish invasion. Today it provides a great day out for visitors and its audio tour, included in the admission price, tells of the castle's 450 year history and the part it played in the First and Second World Wars. Portland Castle offers lots to do for families and couples alike, and only four miles from Weymouth, this historic adventure can easily be combined with some more contemporary seaside fun.
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  • Very good47%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Liberty Road | Castletown, DT5 1AZ, England
+44 1305 820539
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited with a 10 year old on a grey damp morning. Spent 2 hours exploring and then visited the lovely tea room. The castle is quite small but lots to look at inside and out. Plenty of interactive activities to keep both myself and the...More

Thank TJWeymouth
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Portland Castle was a very interesting visit. Only small and not really a castle as we discovered....its a fortification. We had made a preparatory visit for my disabled partner and the staff were very helpfull and took time to explain what was accessible for us....More

Thank carievale
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to visit this castle as we wanted to learn bits of Portland's history. Had lots of good fun donning on some hats & helmets as well as a quick look around in the castle. We will definitely want to learn more about this...More

Thank GracefulAng
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place to spend a couple of hours, lots of history and ramparts to walk around. There is some dressing up in the fort as well with hats and armour that kids and adults will both enjoy. Good little cafe for tea,coffee,soft drinks and cake.

Thank Josie54945
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is excellent for families to visit. There is a comprehensive list of D-Day memorabilia together with various exhibits such as Jeeps and Some guns for children to use under supervision of courese.

Thank Robin H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great way to spend a couple of hours, it may be small but they have made it a good interactive place to visit

Thank kerrygirl71
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting castle - for a building that is so small, it has plenty of history. Delightful place and well-worth a visit. Surrounding area also worth visiting.

Thank Alph
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Getting to the castle itself is the hardest part, it's not signposted until you're very much right there and the local roads are quite confusing. There's a car park right next to the entrance (the one marked as car park is the disabled one. Again...More

Thank the_Devilyn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having English heritage membership we always look for sites to visit on our trips about. This is as the tour says more a garrison Fort than a castle but still very interesting with much to see. Car park is refundable at the counter. Audio tour...More

Thank NottsPanther
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had visited this castle some years ago. Some of the displays had been altered and the visit was very interesting. As the audio guide is included in the entry price do take advantage of it. On a clear day the views around the castle...More

Thank Paul H
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16 May 2017|
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Response from Spanjulika | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is about 7 pounds to get in for an adult..
Debbie T
24 March 2017|
Response from holidayhuntz | Reviewed this property |
check on National Trust website for details