Access at Portchester Castle

Access information for the site is listed below. For more information, or if you have particular access needs, please contact us before you visit. Please note that some facilities may require booking in advance.

Mobility/Older Visitors
Wheelchair Loan
No
Mobility Scooter Loan
No
Site Folders
Yes
Accessible Toilets
Yes
Adult Changing Area
No
Handrails
Yes
Easy-use Cutlery
No
Assistance Dogs Welcome
Yes
Wheelchair Access
 

Via drawbridge and level, smooth grass. Ground floors of the Keep and exhibition within reach via a ramp. No access above ground floor level. Compacted gravel paths lead to the outer Bailey and Roman walls.

Entrance/Set Down
No
Disabled Parking
There are some allocated spaces in the public car park.
Onsite Transport
No
Stairs
Stone and wooden stairs.
Lift Access
No
Seating and Rest Points
Wooden benches found around site
Pathways: Surface and Gradients
Loose gravel, smooth grass and stone slabs. Compacted gravel paths lead to the outer Bailey and Roman walls.
Dog Bowl and Toileting
Two taps with running water - one at church and one on drawbridge. Dog bins found on site.
Blind/Visually Impaired
Braille Guides
No
Braille Signage
No
Handrails
Yes
Accessible Toilets
Yes
Torches
No
Assistance Dogs Welcome
Yes
Sensory Experiences
No Information Available
Audio Tours
Yes
Site Tours
No Information Available
Handling Objects
Some pottery and stonework is available in the exhibition.
Tactile Models
No
Areas of Low Lighting
The Keep has low lighting and care should be taken at all times.
Colour Contrasts
No Information Available
Large Print
Interpretation boards have large print.
Dog Bowl and Toileting
Two taps with running water - one at church and one on drawbridge. Dog bins found on site.
Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Vibrating Fire Alarms
No
Tour Transcripts
No
Film Subtitles
No
BSL Tours
No
Assistance Dogs Welcome
Yes
Induction Loops
Portable loop located in gift shop.
Audio Installation Transcripts
No
Dog Bowl and Toileting
Two taps with running water - one at church and one on drawbridge. Dog bins found on site.
Learning Difficulties
Accessible Toilets
Yes
Adult Changing Area
No
Easy-use Cutlery
No
Basic language Audio Tours
No Information Available
Easy Read Material
No
Large Print Material
No
Dyslexia Friendly Material
No
Sensory Experiences
No Information Available
Handling Objects
Some pottery and stonework is available in the exhibition.
Culinary/Dietary
Easy-use Cutlery
No
Bottle/Food Warming
No
Child Size Portions
No
Highchairs
No
Special Diets
No Information Available
Health and Safety
Deep Water
Moats can contain deep water.
Trip Hazard
Low ruined walls, historic steps, uneven surfaces.
Sheer Drop
None
Slip Hazard
Stone and wooden stairs are slippery when wet.
Steep Slope
Banks of moats are steep.
Steep Stairs
Stone steps via inner Keep are steep, narrow, winding and uneven. Wooden steps are very steep.
Beware of Traffic
No Information Available
Uneven Ground
Uneven ground and trip hazards found all over site.

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Portchester Castle

Address
Church Road, Portchester, Hampshire, PO16 9QW
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