Portchester Castle

LOCATION

PORTCHESTER, HAMPSHIRE

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Discover 2,000 years of history from its Roman beginnings to the years of medieval splendour. Stand where Henry V rallied his troops before setting out to the battle of Agincourt in 1415.

Portchester Castle
Castle Street, PORTCHESTER, PO16 9QW

Features

Facilities
  • Parking onsite
Accessibility
  • Access limited to ground floor Keep and exhibition, some stone and wooden stairs. Compacted gravel paths lead to the outer Bailey and Roman walls
  • Facilities: Portable loop in giftshop, ramps, handrails, site folders, large print interpretation boards, some tactile exhibits
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Open all year, Oct, 10-5; Nov-11 Feb and 17 Feb-29 Mar, Sat-Sun 10-4; 12-16 Feb, Mon-Sat 10-4, Sun 10-4.30 . Mar onwards please see website for opening times (last admission 30 minutes before close). Closed 24-26 Dec and 1 Jan

About the area

Discover Hampshire

Hampshire’s varied landscape of hills and heaths, downlands and forests, valleys and coast is without rival in southern England. Combine these varied landscapes and terrains with secluded and idyllic villages, complete with thatched and timber-framed cottages and Norman churches, elegant Georgian market towns, historic ports and cities, restored canals and ancient abbeys, forts and castles, and you have a county that is paradise for lovers of the great outdoors.

If you’re a walker, stride out across the high, rolling, chalk downland of the north Hampshire ‘highlands’ with far-reaching views, walk through steep, beech-clad ‘hangers’ close to the Sussex border. Or perhaps take a gentler stroll and meander along peaceful paths through unspoilt river valleys, etched by the sparkling trout streams of the Test, Itchen, Avon and Meon. Alternatively, wander across lonely salt marshes and beside fascinating coastal inlets or, perhaps, explore the beautiful medieval forest and heathland of the New Forest, the jewel in Hampshire’s crown.

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