Portchester Castle

Fareham

Type:Castle / Fort

Castle Street, Portchester, Hampshire, PO16 9QW

Tel: +44 023 9237 8291

Portchester Castle

About

Portchester Castle is both a fortification and a residence of kings. Norman kings used it when crossing the Channel, while Richard II built a palace within the walls, and it served as a rallying point for the troops who embarked from here on the expedition that led to the Battle of Agincourt.

Astonishingly, the impressive outer walls (built right to the waterfront) within which the castle stands, are those of a Roman fortress. Reaching to their full height, they are the most complete in Europe. From the top of the Norman keep there are spectacular views over the castle and Portsmouth.

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult ticket£5.00 per ticket
Concession ticket£4.50 per ticket
(5 to 15 years)£3.00 per ticket
2 adults + 3 children£13.00

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Hearing Loops on audio tours.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access

Audio Commentary in Foreign Languages

  • French audio guide

Catering

  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Audio Commentary in Foreign Languages
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 01:30
  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted - None
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 999
  • Min group size - 11
  • Special group rates
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Outdoor Attraction

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is M27. On south side of Portchester off A27.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is Portchester.

Gradings

  • Quality Assured Visitor Attraction VB Attraction
Quality Assured Visitor Attraction VB Attraction

Awards

  • Visit England Awards -Code of Practice Code of Practice 2012
  • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member - Platinum Tourism South East Member - Platinum 2022

Opening Times

2023 (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)

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