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Portland Castle – English Heritage

Liberty Road, Castleton, DT5 1AZ. England

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Portland Castle is one of the best preserved examples of the series of coastal defences built by Henry VIII in the 16th century. See the Tudor kitchen and step inside the Garrison Hall to come face to face with King Henry himself. Enjoy stunning sea views from the gun platforms and get up close to the powerful cannons. The site consists of the main keep building and beautiful outdoor areas including an amphitheatre and a herb garden. 

Don’t forget, if you are looking for help with funding the cost of your trip, you can apply for a bursary!

Venue resources

Risk Assessment PDF 0.12MB Download
Check List PDF 0.13MB Download
Parent Letter Template PDF 0.18MB Download
Amplification Toolkit PDF 0.88MB Download
Breakthroughs & Discoveries Content 7-11 ZIP 14.56MB Download
Breakthroughs & Discoveries Content 11-14 ZIP 14.56MB Download
School Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Student Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
People & the Planet Education Content 7-11 ZIP 17.41MB Download
People & the Planet Education Content 11-14 ZIP 14.32MB Download
School Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Student Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download

Looking for a bursary to support your trip?

We know that funding a school trip isn’t always easy. If you are looking for help with costs, you can apply for the Great British School Trip bursary. This can help with the cost of travel or entry tickets to any Great British School Trip partner venue.

Simply fill in our bursary form and let us know how we might help.

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Education at English Heritage

Inspire your students in the places where history really happened on a free self-led visit or an expert-led Discovery Visit workshop. The following offers are included as part of The Great British School Trip:

FREE SELF-LED VISITS

You can bring your class to any of our sites entirely free of charge. We offer free entry to pre-booked schools, as well as free planning visits to help you make the most out of your day. Use our free downloadable resources to help with your planning and risk assessment.

EXPERT-LED WORKSHOPS

Award-winning and immersive Discovery Visits are available at selected sites from just £100 per session per class. Students of all ages and abilities can meet characters from the past, role-play or handle intriguing objects.

Venue Details

Contact

www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/portland-castle/school-visits/

Address

Liberty Road, Castleton
DT5 1AZ. England

Opening Hours

April-October: Monday-Friday 10-4pm November-March: No bookings can be taken at the current time