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Portland Castle

DT5 1AZ, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

It's less than £5.00 to visit Portland castle which is not bad considering how much the attractions cost in Weymouth. Unlike everywhere else in Portland and Weymouth, the parking by the castle is free. This is more like a like a fort than a castle so it didn't take long to get around it. It was interesting to see how... More

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Essex
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64 reviews 64 reviews
18 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

To be honest we weren't expecting too much, however as we are members of English Heritage & therefore have free entry, plus were staying nearby, we thought we'd pay a visit. Parking is free in the adjoining car park & it was just a short walk to the entrance. We decided to take advantage of the free audio guides which... More

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Hounslow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

it seems to be very small castle to have a ticket cost of about £5.00. just 5-6 rooms inside and they don't provide Earphones with Audio guides. Would spend my 5 bucks again going to Portland Castle.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Visiting the castle gives a very good insight into Britain's coastline defences from Tudor times, right through to it's role in both First & Second World Wars. The audio guide is well worth using, as it does help the visitor to get the most out of what the castle has to offer & also a good insight into the everyday... More

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Dorset, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Had a great visit to portland castle this weekend and only £12.70 for 2 adults and 3 children great value for the money, There was an audio tour of the castle which really brought our visit to life. The kids enjoyed the giant games on the lawn, skittles, chess, cards etc and had a lovely ploughmans in the tearoom. We... More

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Lloret de Mar, Spain
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187 reviews 187 reviews
57 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
51 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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