Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Passport: Your weekly travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration

The South Sights

Portchester Castle

  • Off A27 Map It
  • Portsmouth
  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Updated 05/28/2014

Fodor's Review

Incorporating the walls of a Roman fort built more than 1,600 years ago, Portchester Castle claims to have the most complete set of Roman walls in northern Europe. In the 12th century a Norman castle (now in ruins) was built inside the impressive fortifications. From the keep's central tower you can take in a sweeping view of the harbor and coastline.

Sight Information


Off A27, near Fareham, Portsmouth, PO16 9QW, England

Map It



Sight Details:

  • £4.90
  • Apr.–Sept., daily 10–6; Nov.–mid-Feb. and Mar., weekends 10–4; mid- to late Feb. and Oct., 10–4 daily

Updated 05/28/2014


Map View

Map of

What's Nearby

  • Restaurants
  • Sights

See all sights in The South

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?




Don't Miss