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Portland Castle

DT5 1AZ, England
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82%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Cultural
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English first
Letchworth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This is not a large castle and a detailed visit will only take a couple of hours which is perfect for managing a bit of history with young children! The portable audio devices brought the castle to life. My boys aged 6 and 7 enjoyed listening to the commentary and consequently absorbed much more information than they would have done... More

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Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This small castle is a great place to visit and educate the kids. On the walk around the use of the listening devices helped explain the castles history and heritage. Without these the visit would not have been as interesting. The dressing up area was fun. (Needed more areas of fun or other interactive parts for the kids).The views from... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Not your normal UK castle being very squat & functional but some superb views from the remaining gun platform. Displays were interesting but a little limited and it is htis that makes it worth less than the full 5 stars, there isn't quite enough there

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Though not a large castle a very interesting place. Used the audio system whilst walking round, recommend this. Had cream tea, lovely. Spent a lovely 2 hours just gently walking through the castle and gardens.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Lovely castle. Smaller than your usual castle but then it was used in Henry VIII's time for battles and was one of the castles dotted around Portland & Weymouth. The other one not far away at Sandsfoot Castle across the way. Lots of history here and plenty of things to 'play' with if you have the children/Grandchildren with you. There... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Viewed from the car park we were not sure what to expect but once inside we were pleasantly surprised. The audio tour was a bonus and luckily it was a clear sunny day which added to the experience when looking out to sea from the ramparts and walking round garden.

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Kingaroy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Portland Castle was an unplanned highlight of our visit to Portland. It was suggested to us by the staff of the Queen Anne House where we were staying and it turned out to be a great decision. The tour was a very reasonable price and is part of the Heritage Society. We were given an audio tour that recreated the... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

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
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
27 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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