Tuesday 21 August 2012

English Heritage Tour: Portland Castle

Part of a tour of locations owned or managed by English Heritage (part 1 of many): Portland Castle - built in the 1540s as one of the Device Forts to protect the natural harbour of Portland from the threat of invasion from the French and Spanish. The Castle has a squat design to minimise target area and curved walls to deflect incoming fire.

(Non original) cannons

View from the castle over harbour