The most impressive and best-preserved of the Roman 'Saxon Shore' forts, Portchester Castle was originally built in the late 3rd century. The castle’s commanding location has made it a major factor in the Solent's defences for hundreds of years.
An exhibition in the keep interprets the history of the castle and Portchester village, and displays find excavated on site.
To find out more about this fantastic historical monument, visit the English Heritage website.
Stay With Us
The Holiday Inn Portsmouth is perfectly located for you and your family when visiting this attraction. Located close to Old Portsmouth, Gunwharf Quays and only a 15-minute walk from the docks. The 166 air-conditioned bedrooms all come complete with a fully integrated TV and WiFi entertainment system with the option to upgrade to the more extravagant Executive rooms for something extra special. Once you have settled in your room, feel free to come downstairs and make use of our You Fit Health Club which includes a swimming pool. After a good workout, you can indulge yourself in our restaurant and bar area to a fantastic meal, or if you fancy retiring early, we have a 24-hour room service ready to bring you whatever you require.