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Portland Castle

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Address: Liberty Road, DT5 1AZ, England

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Not the largest castle I've ever visited ( by any means ) more like a manor house really. But , stratigically, it was very important and this importance is explained as you wonder... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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English first
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Not the largest castle I've ever visited ( by any means ) more like a manor house really. But , stratigically, it was very important and this importance is explained as you wonder around.

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Newark upon Trent, Nottinghamshire.
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Whilst it is no doubt a very historic location. The day we visited there was a private wedding at the castle. We could not see all of the rooms because of this and also we kept intruding into areas where the bride and groom were having photos taken and also where the guests were eating and drinking. It should be... More 

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

the castle is well worth a vist, well maintained building and fasinating insite to times gone by, kids will love the interactive dressing up parts

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Nantwich, Cheshire, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Not your average castle - more a sea defence. However, very interesting and great audio guide helped us to make sense of it all.

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Somerset
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We were in Weymouth at the time that WW2 display was on at Portland Castle so decided to go for a look. The castle itself isn't the biggest or the most furnished one that I've visited, but that doesn't take away from the feeling that if it ever needed to be used in earnest to defend Portland Harbour, then it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We visited this castle, which is managed by English Heritage. It feels less of a castle and more of a warrior horse. This is a strategic site, part of a series of buildings designed to protect and attack from- watching the coastline. The building is impressive with wide walls, great views and feel like you are going back in time.... More 

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Cornwall
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We were lucky to visit whilst there was a WW2 special event on, which added to the day, but this would be a good place to see at any time. Portland itself is worth a visit, and this should be part of it. Lunch was good quality as well.

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is a English Heritage place, it's well looked after and is very interesting to walk around, I would recommend the audio tour guide which is free, it gives you lots of information and takes you round the right way so you don't miss anything. There's a cafe and toilets and a good car park at this castle.

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Drinking in Dorset
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

TAKE a stroll into Portland Castle and you step back 475 years to a time when divorce could cost you an entire country never mind who gets the dog or that nice dinner service. Henry VIII’s first wife, Catherine of Aragon, was Catholic, so when Henry divorced her it upset leading Catholic countries in Europe with war or even invasion... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The other half & my three children chose this destination for a Bank Holiday Day out as we live 40 mins away. The parking is free which is a godsend these days & there was plenty of it. My friend & her family plus their kids friends (6 kids in tow) were members so their access was free & mine... More 

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Address: Address: Liberty Road, DT5 1AZ, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Isle of Portland

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