Portland Castle

Overlooking Portland Harbour in Dorset stands one of Henry VIII’s finest coastal forts. Our audio tour tells of the castle's 450 year history and the part it played in the First and Second World Wars. Enjoy stunning sea views from the gun platforms, and get close to the powerful cannons. Take a stroll in the Contemporary Heritage Garden before relaxing in the Captain’s Tearoom, which serves a mouth-watering selection of locally made cakes, sandwiches and snacks. You are welcome to bring a picnic to eat in the grounds. Picnic benches are situated between the site entrance and the Captain's House, and there is a grass lawn next to the castle that offers excellent views of the grounds.


Venue address
Portland Castle Liberty Road
Weymouth & Portland

Other information

Term Time
School Holidays
Opening times
Mon: 10:00-18:00
Tue: 10:00-18:00
Wed: 10:00-18:00
Thu: 10:00-18:00
Fri: 10:00-18:00
Sat: 10:00-18:00
Sun: 10:00-18:00
Cost variations
Prices: members free, adults £6.90, child (aged 5 to 17 years) £4.10, family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £17.90.
Additional Information
For further details see website. Please note that Portland Castle is closed from November to April. The English Heritage Trust is a charity.


Wheelchair accessible
There is disabled access to the Captain's House, ground floor of the castle, gift shop and the Governor's Garden.
Parking availability information
Parking charges apply to non-members. Parking free for members. The car park is located 10 meters from the front entrance and has 40 spaces and 10 disabled bays. Disabled parking is 30 meters from entrance with a level tarmac path to the castle.
Other Facilities
Handrails, braille guides, tour hand scripts and assistance dogs welcome.
It is recommended that you always check with providers that their service meets your requirements and that any listed activities are still running before you attend. The Dorset Family Information Service does not accept any responsibility for the accuracy of the information or the suitability of any of the services described.

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Address: Portland Castle  Liberty Road  Castletown  Portland  Dorset