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Portland Castle

DT5 1AZ, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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Watford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

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
44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
50 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
Senior Contributor
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
3 helpful votes 3 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
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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West Midlands
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Free to English Heritage members - good car park but such a strange experience. This was a gun fort for Henry VIII so the views from the walls across the water are amazing - but - all around this piece of history has been developed so it seems so strange to be in the small garden and just turn and... More

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Pakenham, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
104 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Free for English Heritage members but otherwise £4.90. Lots of interactive stuff, an audio tour and a very small garden. Ideal to keep the kids occupied for a few hours, but lacking the size and views for a must see attraction. Free parking, friendly staff and well signposted.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We had never visited Portland Castle before and were incredibly impressed with our experience. The family ticket was great value and came with an audio tour of the castle which you could take at your leisure. The displays were well thought out for adults and children alike and there were lots of interactive things to keep them busy once they'd... More

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