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Portland Castle

Liberty Road | Castletown, DT5 1AZ, England
+44 1305 820539
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Dog friendly, relaxed vibes

Lovely attraction, lots of history, very interactive. Free audioguides. Really great that they let... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Clairy V
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
What To Do In A Storm

Storm "Brian" was having his fling on a late October Saturday so we sought shelter in Portland... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
Peter B
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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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.
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Liberty Road | Castletown, DT5 1AZ, England
+44 1305 820539
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Lovely attraction, lots of history, very interactive. Free audioguides. Really great that they let dogs into every part of the castle. The views from the castle across the bay are just beautiful! Really worth a visit if you are in the area!

Thank Clairy V
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Storm "Brian" was having his fling on a late October Saturday so we sought shelter in Portland Castle. We flashed our English Heritage cards and huddled inside. We were happy to find it a most interesting place with details of its history in each room....More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent tour of the castle , probably takes a few hours plus lunch. We also went on the ghost tour , extremely well done and enjoyed by whole family grandparents down to small children. Interactive displays for the family to dress up and take loads...More

Thank carole32
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Stopped on way back from lighthouse, looked so small from outside but lots of rooms and stuff to explore inside, really nice staff, and splendid views. To think how quickly our ancestors built this and it is still here looking solid. Why do I think...More

Thank johnfpedley
Reviewed 7 October 2017

We are not members of English Heritage had to pay but not expensive ,interesting place ,not very impressed with the Cafe though but it is dog friendly at one end which is good staff very pleasant and polite.

Thank lynn s
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Wonderful Attraction, friendly and helpful staff. Get for all ages, Have got different items to try on and a small amount of activities to use and and play with.

Thank Jeannettekernow
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Fantastic place as a english heritage member I was surprised as it still has original guns very warm welcome from staff would defiantly recommend 😀

Thank Heidi P
Reviewed 21 September 2017

This castle is very interesting with a long history attached. Once in there it is far larger than it looks and has some large rooms with very interesting information about each one. The outside battlements have excellent views, and there are some lovely garden to...More

Thank Jan H
Reviewed 7 September 2017

You can easily spend there couple hours, if not more, going around the castle and taking loads of information. Good place for children, where they can learn some history while playing (hats, helmets and chest plate to try on, canon and tools, games). A place...More

Thank g2dragos
Reviewed 4 September 2017

This was well enjoyed as it offers a chance to cast your thoughts back in time. The walk round is well explained on your hand set to a life for those long ago living at the Castle. The views and all all it offers is...More

Thank Michael M
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16 May 2017|
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Response from Spanjulika | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is about 7 pounds to get in for an adult..
Debbie T
24 March 2017|
Response from holidayhuntz | Reviewed this property |
check on National Trust website for details
30 March 2015|
Response from balmoraljames | Reviewed this property |
Hi Yes the paths are flat enough, the only issue may be that there are areas you can only get to via stairs.