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Portland Castle

DT5 1AZ, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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Lloret de Mar, Spain
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186 reviews 186 reviews
57 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Portland Castle is an interesting visit where you have the chance to learn about the history of the castle, and at the same time, of the Kings of England. With the audioguide included in the entrance (4 £ adult), you won't miss any detail of the different stays of the castle. You can walk by the gardens, and enjoy of... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

we wandered in, expecting to stumble upon someone to pay for entry and before we knew it, we had seen all there was to see. took us 5 minutes and we came out wondering if that was it and hadn't actually paid (sorry!), admission would have been £16 for 2 adults and 1 child. If I had paid, i'd have... More

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
50 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Of all the Henrican forts in the care of English Heritage, this is the least interesting - mainly because its small size (there are six main rooms, some of which are sub-divided) rather than its state of preservation, which is excellent. From the gun-platform, there are views north of Weymouth and its harbour, but these views are no better than... More

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Watford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Great visit with primary children -games, dressing up, battlements to walk round and helpful staff. Just sad that I couldn't try the delicious looking cake in the tea rooms.

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Visited earlier in the year and enjoyed it. Our 8 year old son particularly enjoyed the audio tour and it made the visit last longer We decided to re visit on their ww2 day. Bit of a mistake as although the staff were friendly the audio tour wasn't available as, "there is so much to do it may distract from... More

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Went to Portland Castle today had great expectations to find a castle staged/ dressed in the Tudor era or during either wars. Most rooms were empty no staging of how rooms used to be. Just written board displays explains about the room. Would have liked to see more visual displays of room layouts. Only room that was set up/ staged... More

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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60 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This is a really lovely castle with the most stunning views. It is very easy to find and well sign posted. There is also parking which is an added bonus. The staff in the shop were really helpful and audio equipment is included in the price which was so helpful as you got to walk around at your leisure and... More

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EPSOM
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is a great attraction, very well priced ,with the audio guide included. The audio guide really makes the difference as you go round the castle. One of Henry VIII's fortifications, my favourite period of history. Spent a couple of hours here, then we had tea and cake in the small but nice cafe. An enjoyable experience

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This is a wonderful attraction. Very well priced audio equipment included in price. Very interesting. Had coffee and cake in the small cafe which we enjoyed. A good afternoon out for all the family.

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Prescot, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Portland Castle is maintained by English Heritage, and is an Henry VIII era fort with good views of Weymouth bay. Visitors are given an audio tour of the property which enhances the visitor experience. At the time of our visit there was a wedding taking place, so some areas where not immediately accessible.

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