Is Portchester Castle Open?
Covid-19 Update: Closed until further notice. For the most up-to-date information visit their official website via the link above or view our list of Hampshire attractions.
About This Attraction
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.
- The fascinating new exhibition in the keep bringing the history of the castle and Portchester to life
- Free audio tour
- A family picnic surrounded by history
Generally open daily 10am – 6pm April – September
Daily 10am – 5pm in October and weekends in the winter.
Please check the website www.english-heritage.org.uk/portchestercastle for updated opening times.