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a Castle in the town of Portland, in the county of Dorset

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About Portland Castle

This is one of the best preserved of all King Henry VIII's mighty fortresses, built by the monarch to guard the south coast against invasion from the French and the Spanish.

The castle was built around 1540, of white Portland stone, it stands in a superb position overlooking Portland and Weymouth Harbour. It was further extended in the 17th-century, and again in the 18th-century when it was the home of Captain Charles Manning, builder of the Portland breakwater.

Portland castle has had a somewhat strange history, it was never used as intended and only saw action during the English Civil War when it frequently changed hands between the Royalists and the Parliamentarians.

In the year 1870 the Government of the day took over the castle, and it was later used during World War I as a Seaplane base, and again in World War II, when it was used for part of the D Day Operations.

Visitors to Portland will find the castle sitting serenely within the Royal Naval Dockyard.

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The Royal Breakwater in Portland, Dorset, England2 stars

The Royal Breakwater

Portland, Dorset, England (0.0 miles, 0.1 km)
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Canute Cottage

Portland, Dorset, England (0.5 miles, 0.9 km)
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