Portland Castle

Access

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
Accessible Toilets
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Adult Changing Area
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Handrails
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Easy-use Cutlery
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Assistance Dogs Welcome
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Wheelchair Loan
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Site Folders
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Dog Bowl and Toileting
No
Wheelchair Access
There is disabled access to the Captain's House, ground floor of the castle, gift shop and the Governor's Garden.
Entrance / Set Down
Disabled visitors can park 5 meters from the site entrance, in one of the allocated disabled bays.
Disabled Parking
There are 10 disabled bays in the car park. These are located 5 metres from the site entrance.
OnSite Transport
No
Stairs
There is a staircase leading to the upper level of the castle and from two separate rooms, and between 3 and 5 steps from the ground floor of the castle to lower gun deck.
Seating And Restpoints
There are benches situated around the grounds and seating is available in most rooms of the castle.
Pathways Surface And Gradients
The site features predominantly gravel pathways, however some have stone surfaces.
Blind / Visually Impaired
Accessible Toilets
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Handrails
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Assistance Dogs Welcome
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Braille Guides
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Braille Signage
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Torches
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Sensory Experiences
There is a herb garden with lots of plants to smell, and during the late spring the roses are in bloom. The castle grounds are also home to lots of species of birds.
Dog Bowl and Toileting
No
Handling Objects
There are many items to touch and hold in the Tudor kitchen. Hand held braille plaques are available for visitors on request.
Audio Tours
Yes
Site Tours
Tours available for group visits include an introductory talk (20 minutes),a tour of the castle and grounds (40 minutes) and a spooky tour (40 minutes). Advance booking is essential. Please call the site on 01305 820539 for prices and further information.
Tactile Models
There is a tactile model of the whole castle in the main hall.
Areas Of Low Lighting
No
Colour Contrasts
No
Large Print
There is large print text on the site's interpretation panels.
Deaf / Hard of Hearing
Assistance Dogs Welcome
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Vibrating Fire Alarms
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Tour Transcripts
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Film Subtitles
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BSL Tours
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Audio Installation Transcripts
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Dog Bowl and Toileting
No
Induction Loops
There is an induction loop installed permanently in the shop.
Learning Difficulties
Accessible Toilets
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Adult Changing Area
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Easy-use Cutlery
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Sensory Experiences
There is a herb garden with lots of plants to smell, and during the late spring the roses are in bloom. The castle grounds are also home to lots of species of birds.
Handling Objects
There are many items to touch and hold in the Tudor kitchen. Hand held braille plaques are available for visitors on request.
Culinary / Dietary
Easy-use Cutlery
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Bottle / Food Warming
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High Chairs
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Special Diets
The Tearoom offers both gluten free (including home made soup and tray bakes) and vegetarian options.
Health And Safety
Sheer Drop
There is a drop of around 30ft from the upper gun deck to the sea and a drop of around 7ft from the external castle wall to the floor below.
Steep Stairs
There is one spiral staircase on the site.
Uneven Ground
There are a few slight ledges on the floor between some of the rooms in the castle.

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Portland Castle

Address
Liberty Road, Castletown, Dorset, DT5 1AZ
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