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Portland Castle

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Address: Liberty Road, DT5 1AZ, England
Phone Number: 01305820539
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A good place to visit

Went to Portland castle as the weather wasn't great one morning. I was so pleased I got the opportunity to explore and learn more about it. Good visit. I

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Went to Portland castle as the weather wasn't great one morning. I was so pleased I got the opportunity to explore and learn more about it. Good visit. I

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We had a great morning at Portland Castle. The audio guide is a must and was a great way to find out about the castle - each extract was not too long either. Perfect for children and adults. The castle displays really brought the rooms to life. Views across the harbour were lovely too. Highly recommended.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We visited Portland Castle, incorporating it on a leisure trip to Portland. As ex English Heritage member and current NT members, we are fairly used to such sites and it is great that they are preserved. That said Portland Castle is fairly small which limits what can be done and seen. The entry fee is just about right considering what... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

little place and not much to see really...maybe is not expensive but we were not really amazed by this place. Maybe good for kids

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A reasonable fort, rather than a castle in the traditional sense. Nicely maintained by English Heritage and with laudable concession rates. However the exhibits are sparse, it barely takes an hour to get around at a snail's pace, and the dining service was slow and the soup could have been hotter when it did arrive.

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Swanage, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This comparatively small English Heritage property has plenty to offer the visitor. It offers a fascinating insight into Tudor military history, a great view of Portland Harbour (and Weymouth beyond), a very good view of the two WW2 floating Mulberry harbours and an interesting C21st century garden designed by award-winner Christopher Bradley-Hole. Good for families (particularly boys) - enter into... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Part of English Heritage this small but well preserved castle is worth a visit. Very interesting and easy to get to by bus or car. Free car park, or going by bus from Weymouth just about half an hour. Once there prices reasonable and very interesting. Does not take long to visit as small, but displays and garden will keep... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

After spending the morning in lovely Weymouth we headed to Portland castle for the afternoon. This castle has been very well preserved, it has lovely gardens and a well stocked tea rooms. Dressing up clothes are available for children's use.

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

If you like history this is the place to go! Lovely staff in the shop, lovely cafe and the castle full of information and a great visit

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Small fort as part of overall defence of Weymouth. 30 minutes duration to tour. If you leverage English Heritage membership it is fine, but perhaps not a huge draw for family with kids although there are some interactive exhibits. Cafe was closed when we visited so cannot comment on that.

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