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Portland Castle - English Heritage

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Discover one of Henry VIII's finest coastal fortresses - Portland Castle. Perfectly preserved in a waterfront location overlooking Portland harbour, it is a marvellous place to visit for all the family whatever the weather. You can try on armour, explore the Tudor kitchen and gun platform and see ghostly sculpted figures from the past. An excellent audio tour included in the admission charge, brings the castle's history and characters to life.

Stretching over 450 years the history of the Castle is fascinating. From its origins as a Tudor stronghold, its later history includes Civil War sieges. During the First World War it was a Seaplane Station and during the Second World was at the forefront of the massive preparations to recapture northern Europe - D-Day.

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Months Open: Apr - Oct daily 10am - 5pm
Nov - Mar, Fri - Sun 10am - 4pm
Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes
Discount for Groups: Yes
Car Parking: Yes
Wedding Facilities: Yes
Admission Price: Adults: £3.50
Children: £1.80
Gift Shop: Yes
Catering: Café

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