Where is the Portchester Gala held?

Portchester Gala is held on the grounds of Portchester Castle which is at the end of Castle Street, PO16 9QW.

For stall holders and catering units please note:

The dimensions of the castle entrance:
Highest point of arch 365 cm
Lowest point 330 cm
Width 290 cm

Public transport

The nearest train station is Portchester which is a 2-3 minute walk into Portchester Precinct. If you are a bus user, the route through White Hart Lane will be congested during the procession between 10:30am – 12:30pm so ask to be dropped off at ‘Portchester Precinct’ which will take about 15-20 minutes to walk to Portchester Castle.


Local taxi companies include:

  • A1 Taxis: 01329 221212
  • Aqua Cars: 02392 654 321
  • Coastline: 02392 646464
  • 24/7: 01329 235235
  • Phoenix Taxis: 01329 313110
  • Radio Taxis: 01329 282282

If you are driving to the Gala or need a lift, find someone travelling your way to save money, help the environment and reduce the number of vehicles on site. Parking will be available on the recreation grounds next to the castle, although free to park we would welcome a small donation to cover associated costs.  Parking available until 5pm.