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.
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
Liberty Road, Castletown, Dorset - DT5 1AZ
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Suitable for weddings and corporate functions