PORTCHESTER CASTLE

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Looking for: Heritage, Historical
Address: Church Road, Portchester, Hampshire, PO16 9QW
Postcode: PO16 9QW
Age Group: All Ages
Kids Activity: Outdoors
Telephone: 0370 333 1181
Mobile: 02392 378291
Website: Click Here

Looking for a fun family day out? Visit Portchester Castle in Hampshire, South East England. It provides the perfect setting for a relaxed, fun, historic day out. The castle’s commanding location has made it a major factor in the Solent's defences for hundreds of years.

The most impressive and best-preserved of the Roman 'Saxon Shore' forts, Portchester Castle was originally built in the late 3rd century. An exhibition in the keep interprets the history of the castle and Portchester village, and displays finds excavated on site. The inclusive audio tour explains life in the castle over the centuries.

We sometimes have to close the spiral staircase and roof due to high winds.  Please call us to find out before you visit.

PLEASE NOTE: We are starting to prepare for an exciting new exhibition at Portchester Castle which opens in Summer 2017.  In the meantime the objects currently on display will be relocated to our collections store from the 21st November 2016.

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ABOUT GIFTAID
Prices are valid from 25th March 2016. If you are visiting before this date you may find prices are lower than those advertised. The Gift Aid admission price includes a voluntary donation of 10%. Provided you have paid enough UK Income or Capital Gains Tax * (to cover all of your Gift Aid donations in this tax year), English Heritage is able to reclaim tax on the whole amount you have paid - that's 25p on every £1. This extra money enables us to undertake vital conservation and education projects and ensure that many of England's most important historic sites can continue to be enjoyed by future generations. 
* Other taxes such as Council Tax and VAT do not apply. 
OPENING TIMES

1 APRIL - 30 SEPTEMBER 2017
Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

HOLIDAY OPENING TIMES FOR THIS PERIOD

Good Friday
14 Apr 2017 10:00 - 18:00
Easter Sunday
16 Apr 2017 10:00 - 18:00
Easter Monday
17 Apr 2017 10:00 - 18:00
Early May Bank Holiday
1 May 2017 10:00 - 18:00
Spring Bank Holiday
29 May 2017 10:00 - 18:00
Summer Bank Holiday
28 Aug 2017 10:00 - 18:00
1 OCTOBER - 31 OCTOBER 2017
1 NOVEMBER 2017 - 11 FEBRUARY 2018
12 FEBRUARY - 16 FEBRUARY 2018
17 FEBRUARY - 29 MARCH 2018
30 MARCH 2018 ONWARDS
Opening times will be available nearer the time