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Overview...

Portchester is on the eastern boundary of Fareham and is a place of great contrasts. Much of the area consists of modern residential and industrial development along either side of the A27 road and the railway, which link Fareham and Portsmouth. This part of Portchester has a railway station, a public library and health centre and a large shopping centre.

Although houses now rise up the lower slopes of Portsdown Hill, the top of the hill is still open and there are excellent views out across the town and Portsmouth Harbour, and in the opposite direction, across the fields and woodlands of rural Hampshire.

Heading out from the centre of Portchester, Castle Street leads to the highly impressive Portchester Castle.  Along the way there are many eighteenth century houses of varying size with much unspoilt character.


Residential Area...

Portchester is very much a mixture, the village itself still boasts the old cottages and cottage style gardens, whilst allot of newer developments have continued grow over the years.


Shopping...

There is a small precinct in the centre of Portchester which offers the local convenience stores, bakers and butchers. A market is still held on Wednesdays between 8.30am and 4.30pm in Portchester's West Street. The market offers everything from fresh fruit and vegetables to household goods and clothing.  It’s convenient to park, close to local bus services, and there’s easy access to town centre shops.


Nightlife...

The pubs in Portchester are very much your old English pubs where residents will have their “local”.  For those wanting a busier evening Fareham Town Centre or Premier Port Solent, it is just a short taxi ride away. The main establishments are:

  • The Cormorant Pub in Portchester is situated at the bottom of Castle Street; within 2 minutes walking distance to Portchester Castle.
  • The White Hart Pub located at the junction of White Hart Lane and Castle Street
  • Portchester’s sports bar; The Red Lion caters for all sports enthusiasts
  • The Linden Lea is located on Portsdown hill and offers panoramic views of the Solent
  • The Clay Oven Tandoori is Portchester’s premier Indian restaurant.

 

Transport...

  • Road - The A27 road cuts through the centre of Portchester running east/west between Fareham and Cosham on the northern outskirts of Portsmouth. Access to the M27 motorway is via Junction 11 at Fareham or Junction 12 at Port Solent
  • Rail - Portchester railway station is managed and operated by South West Trains with frequent Southern Railway services. Services run along the coast to Southampton, Fareham, Portsmouth, Havant, Chichester and Brighton. London services to London Waterloo (via Fareham) and London Victoria (via Barnham) also stop at the station.
  • Bus / Coach - First Hampshire & Dorset services to Portsmouth, Havant, Fareham, Titchfield, Locks Heath  and Warsash.


Places of Interest...

In the surrounding area, there are several attractions of national interest:

  • Portchester Castle and St.Mary’s church
  • Royal Armouries Museum at Fort Nelson