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Spinaker Tower

Spinaker Tower - Portsmouth

Soaring 170 metres above Portsmouth Harbour and the Solent, the Spinnaker Tower is taller than the London Eye, Blackpool Tower.

A world class visitor attraction, the much-admired, elegant viewing Tower stands proud over the solent. Situated on the waterfront at Gunwharf Quays, it offers amazing 350º panoramic views of Portsmouth Harbour, the South coast and the Isle of Wight, with views stretching out for up to 23 miles – breathtaking by day and a glittering sea of lights by night.

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Fort Nelson

Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson- Fareham

Fort Nelson was built in the 1860s, as part of a chain of fortifications protecting the great naval harbour of Portsmouth in Hampshire and its Royal Dockyard from a feared French invasion.
Covering nearly 19 acres and now fully restored, Fort Nelson sits majestically atop Portsdown Hill, with amazing views of the Solent and the Meon Valley. The Fort stands today as a monument to the skills and ingenuity of Victorian engineering and architecture.
Opened in 1995 as home to the Royal Armouries collection of artillery, Fort Nelson has over 350 big guns and historic cannon on display, all part of the national collection of arms and armour.

For more information please visit the Royal Armouries website

   
HMS Victory

Portsmouth Historic Dockyards

Situated in Portsmouth Dockyard, the home of the British Navy, is a jewel of british history.
Amongst the many attraction are the world famous - HMS Victory - Lord Nelson's flagship, - King Henry VIII's flagship The Mary Rose - HMS Warrior - the first Iron clad battleship Spend a day at the historic dockyards there's plenty to see and do.

For more information please visit the Historic Dockyard website

   
Portchester Castle

Portchester Castle

The most impressive and best-preserved of the Roman 'Saxon Shore' forts, Portchester Castle was originally built in the late 3rd century. An exhibition in the keep interprets the history of the castle and Portchester village, and displays finds excavated on site.

For more information please visit the English Heritage Website

   
Bere Forest

Forest of Bere

The forest is a mixture of woodland, open space, heathland, farmland and downland. Together with the remaining 19th century oak and modern 20th century conifer plantations, there are areas of retained scrub and coppice, streams, ponds and an extensive network of rides and paths. The many habitats provide an excellent area for nature lovers, whatever the season.

There are walking and cycling opportunities within the forest, ideal for all abilities.

The new natural forest playground is now open in West Walk and is suitable for children and young people of all ages, it has a huge oak tree house, wooden playhouses, wigwams, sand pit, climbing wall, bridge and shingle stream.

   
The Watercress line

Watercress Line

Take a step back in time and travel for mile after mile through the beautiful Hampshire countryside on one of the steam trains.

For more Information and train time timetables please visit the Watercress line's website

   
Wickham

Wickham Square


   

Isle of Wight

A day visit to the Isle of Wight is well worth a go. Ferries can be caught from either Portsmouth or Southampton. There's even a Hovercraft that you can get from Southsea. The journey times on the ferries can range from 20 minutes to an hour. If you wish to take your car with you during peak times it may be necessary to book your car onto the ferry. If going by foot then there is rarely a need to pre-book.
Portsmouth - Wighlink Ferries | HoverTravel
Southampton - Red Funnel Ferries

   

Ferries to the continent (France & Spain)

The local ferry ports at Portsmouth are only a short journey away that will take you about 15 Minutes from the campsite.

Please visit our Ferries page for more detailed information.