World Reviewer rating

Not yet rated

Portchester Castle

Listed under Castles & Palaces in Portsmouth, United Kingdom.

Photo of Portchester Castle
Photo by flickr user scalespeeder
Pin It

The still-roofed lofty square tower keep and the walls of the inner ward are 12th century. Within the walls are a ruined but otherwise mostly complete set of domestic apartments of the 12th and 14th centuries. The walls of the 180m square outer ward are Roman work of c285-90. Standing to full height, with fourteen of the original twenty U-shaped bastions still surviving, the outer defences of this fort are more complete than any other Roman fort in Britain. There are no Roman internal buildings, so the overall layout is not as complete as in forts on Hadrian¹s Wall such as Housesteads and Birdoswald, but there is in one corner a 12th century priory church.

Read more about this.

Written by  Mike Salter.

Comments, reviews and questions by other travellers

There are no posts. Why not be the first to have your say?

Post a comment, review or question

I want to
Question
My comment - optional
Rating - how would you rate this place or experience?
 

Who's been here

Similar Experiences

  • Chateau de Versailles

    Famous for its gardens and fountains, its magnificent Hall of Mirrors, and above all for the man who built it (and eventually '…

  • Alcazar

    The Alcazar in Segovia is perched on top of a rock looking out over the rivers Eresma and Clamores. The earliest records of the…

  • Alhambra

    The calm tinkle of water is the overriding first impression of the Alhambra palace. Built in a particularly arid spot, it is n…

Nearby Experiences

  • Portsmouth Victorian Christmas Market

    If, like Scrooge, you dream of Christmases gone before, this market will magically transport you like the ‘Ghost of Christmas P…

  • HMS Victory

    For some Englishmen, there's nothing better than seeing a monument to the glory days, something that makes pride swell their ch…

  • Solent Sailing

    Most sailors dream of racing a professional standard racing yacht in competitive circumstances, but time, money and experience …

Related links

Contribute to this page