I went to a shop in Portchester this afternoon to pick up an external hard drive I'd ordered to back up my photos and decided to take a short detour to Portchester Castle while I was there. In spite of all the years I've lived round here I've never visited the castle before so I was interested to see it close up rather than from Portsmouth, on the other side of the harbour. The main castle is in a pretty ruinous state (although predictably covered in lots of scaffolding!) but there is also a church, St. Mary's, within the castle's outer walls. It's obviously used regularly for worship and the graveyard is well maintained. Of the shots I took this afternoon this was my favourite, focussing on one of the many memorials, with the outer walls of the castle in the distance behind.
by Helen Hooker December. 30, 2008 3797 views