Portchester is a suburb 6 km (4 mi) northwest of Portsmouth and is on the eastern boundary of Fareham Hampshire.

Once a small village, Portchester is now a busy part of the expanding population between Portsmouth and Southampton on the A27 main thoroughfare. Although houses now rise up the lower slopes of Portsdown Hill, the top of the hill is still open and there are excellent views across the town, of Portsmouth Harbour and across fields and woodlands of rural Hampshire.

From the centre of Portchester, Castle Street leads to the highly impressive Portchester Castle.  Along the way there are many 18th century houses with much unspoilt character. The cottage gardens help to give the air of an old country village. In medieval times, Portchester was a borough outside the castle gates. In 1294 it was granted a market and fair. A market is still held on Wednesdays between 8.30am and 4.30pm in Portchester's West Street.


Our shop in West Street opened in February 2017.  The store sells many items including bric a brac, clothing, accessories and other items. Our team are happy to help you browse through our selection of quality goods.  There are car parks to the side of the store where free parking is available.

Opening Times: Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 4.30pm
Tel: 023 9238 9440
Email: portchester.shop@wessexcancer.org.uk