Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

Welcome to Portchester Castle

We have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe, and you won’t be able to visit without your booking confirmation. If you’re a Member, your ticket will be free, but you still need to book in advance. To book your visit, click here.

Although things might be a little different when you visit, you’ll still be able to enjoy exploring the places where history really happened. And you’ll still be given a warm and safe welcome by our friendly – if socially distant – staff and volunteers.

Please click here for more information about the safety measures you can expect when visiting as well as our FAQs

  • Courtyard and Castle Grounds - All outdoor areas within the castle walls will be open.
  • Keep and indoor areas - The castle keep and other indoor areas will be open, using a one way system monitored by members of castle staff.
  • Exhibition - To assist social distancing, the castle's exhibition will be closed.
  • Shop - The castle shop will be open, with a one way system in place. Payments can now be made using a contactless system.
  • Toilets - No toilets are available on site. 
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An old map that can be seen at Down House, the home of Charles Darwin

Directions

Go to our Directions page and plan your journey to Portchester Castle by car or public transport.

You will find parking information, post code for sat nav, and our address at the bottom of the page.

Facilities

Find out what Facilities are available for your day out.

Here you can find out everything you need to know about parking, toilets and shopping at Portchester Castle, as well as other useful information.

Access

Look up Access information for your visit.

We have detailed information about what to expect if you have particular needs regarding Mobility/Older Visitors, Blind/Visually Impaired, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Learning Difficulties, Culinary/Dietary, and Health and Safety.

Group Visits

Find out what you need to know for Group Visits.

Look up what discounts there are for groups, as well as how to book your group visit, and see information about tours that may be available.

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