Portchester Castle

Portchester Castle

The spiral staircase and roof may close on occasions due to high winds. For updates please call the site before leaving.

Looking for a fun family day out? Visit Portchester Castle in Hampshire, South East England. It provides the perfect setting for a relaxed, fun, historic day out! The castle’s commanding location has made it a major factor in the Solent's defences for hundreds of years.

The most impressive and best-preserved of the Roman 'Saxon Shore' forts, Portchester Castle was originally built in the late 3rd century. An exhibition in the keep interprets the history of the castle and Portchester village, and displays finds excavated on site. The inclusive audio tour explains life in the castle over the centuries.

Don't Miss

  • The exhibition in the keep that brings to life the history of the castle and Portchester
  • The inclusive audio tour
  • The opportunity for a family picnic surrounded by history



Prices and opening times


Church Road, Portchester, Hampshire - PO16 9QW (Directions)


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