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Portland Castle

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Address: Liberty Road, DT5 1AZ, England

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A little treasure.....

I have lived and worked on the Isle of Portland for a while, but only recently discovered that it has a castle. Of course, I was aware of the history of Portland - I work in one... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
EdtheBed2014
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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Bromley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I had driven past a few times, but finally came at a time it was open! (I holiday at times!) The castle is quite small, but there is a lot to see. The entrance is in the Captain's house, complete with a shop, and a café. The castle itself is clearly very old, with very thick walls, but there is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Small castle, with a little bit of outside space - a nice distraction for the children (6 and 4 years), for an hour and a half. Pretty sparse inside, with one or two exhibits per room, which means that attention is directed to a small noumber of things which was good (although if it had been bisuer it might have... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I have lived and worked on the Isle of Portland for a while, but only recently discovered that it has a castle. Of course, I was aware of the history of Portland - I work in one of the more historic places there - but the castle can be easily missed, if you are not looking for it. The day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Really interesting and informative visit to somewhere I had never heard of! We also used the headset commentary which was really interesting to go round and see how it all worked. The tea rooms were nice too!

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Cromford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This one was never designed for lords and ladies and the like to live in. It was built on instructions of Henry VIII to defend the port from invading ships. Never needed ! It is practical in design and almost looks as if it was constructed from breeze blocks. The room descriptions are helpful. Not the most exciting castle you... More 

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Poole, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Portland Castle is much smaller than I thought it would be, but we had a great 1/2 a day here - it's very windy, but lots of fun. The audio guide means that you can learn all about the history of the castle as you walk through each room. The tearoom was also very nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We stopped off at this small interesting castle built by Henry the V111 on the seafront. Audio machine were free and very interesting to learn the history.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Recommended by the First Bus driver (who was excellent) our visit to Portland Castle was very good value for the £5 admission fee.There are a number of steps to conquer but if you are mobile the castle is worth a visit. Using the audio ( provided free) the tour takes about an hour and the cafe ( which sells very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Took my son while visiting portland it was perfect way to spend an afternoon. My son loves that you could touch everything and dress up in their outfits and climb all over the canons. Good price and excellent gift shop at the end. Would recommend.

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The castle is a mixture of an exhibition and reconstructions of the rooms. It's well preserved, great for days out, and has a free audio guide! Would also recommend visiting Sandsfoot Castle if you can as well, as they were sister sites.

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