Portland Castle

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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.

Enjoy stunning sea views from the gun platforms, and get close to the powerful cannons. Take a stroll in the Contemporary Heritage Garden before relaxing in the Captain’s Tearoom, which serves a mouth-watering selection of locally made cakes, sandwiches and snacks.

Don't Miss

 
  • The free audio tour bringing history to life, from the Tudors to the Second World War
  • The stunning sea views from the gun platform
  • Exploring the 'herb garden' with our discovery pack
  • A visit to the Tudor kitchen, armoury and gun platforms
  • Delicious home-made cakes, sandwiches and drinks available in the Captain's Tearoom

Events At Portland Castle

  • Halloween at Portland Castle

    Mon 27 - Fri 31 Oct 2014

    Let your little horrors scare themselves silly this Halloween with creepy crafts and spooky stories.

  • Vintage Wreath Making Workshop

    Sat 13 Dec 2014

    Create your own beautiful vintage festive wreath using craft materials with your own favourite centrepiece as your inspiration.

Prices and opening times

directions

Liberty Road, Castletown, Dorset - DT5 1AZ (Directions)

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