English Heritage: Portland Castle

English Heritage: Portland Castle
Castletown, Portland, Dorset, DT5 1AZ
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Built by Henry VIII in the 1540s to protect Britain against the French and Spanish. Portland Castle's strategic position means it has played a key role in the Civil War, WWI and WWII, where it was used as a training base for the D-Day landings.

Free car parking available. The 501 summer bus service stops at Portland Castle, the 206 stops nearby.

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