Gosport Travel Guide

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Gosport Things to Do

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    by darkjedi Written Mar 10, 2008

    One of a number of forts built in the 1860s to protect Portsmouth and its vital harbour. Largely unaltered, the parade ground, gun ramps and moated keep can all be viewed. The fort currently stores a treasure trove of objects from English Heritage’s extensive reserve collections. Objects on display have been excavated from sites in the South East and South West and include stonework, textiles, jewellery, and furniture from many periods.

    Fort Brockhurst is one of the five forts constructed on the North side of the harbour, known as the Gosport Advanced Line. They superseded the outdated eighteenth century defences around Gosport and were the first of their type to be built in Britain. The new polygonal, low profile forts, with thick earth banks designed to absorb the shock from shot and shell were more easily adapted to the terrain than those of the traditional, star-shape design.

    Open to public on second Friday of every month Feb - Oct 12pm - 3pm

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    • Archeology
    • Historical Travel
    • Museum Visits

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    by Pauldelabar Updated Aug 1, 2005

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    When in Gosport a 'must do' is to visit the submarine museum. This used to be the shorebase HMS Dolphin until all the submarines were moved north to Scotland.

    The whole history of the development of the submarine can be learned here with the interest of having the real thing on site.

    HMS Alliance.
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    • Historical Travel
    • Theme Park Trips

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    by Da_mad_Royalist_gal Updated Jan 24, 2005

    This museum is great and is really interesting. There's lots to do and see including a tour round a submarine in dry dock and a look inside the Holland 1 is possible.
    There is also a plaque showing all the submarines that were lost during world war 1 and beside it a list of people who represented that submarine when marching through London a few years ago.

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    • Museum Visits

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Gosport Hotels

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  • The Old Lodge Hotel

    81 The Avenue, Gosport, PO12 2JX, GB

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • The Anglesey Hotel

    24 Crescent Road, Alverstoke, Gosport, PO12 2DH, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

  • Alverbank Country House Hotel

    Stokes Bay Road, Gosport, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Solo

Gosport Restaurants

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    by Pauldelabar Updated Aug 1, 2005

    The Cocked Hat is really a pub rather than a restaurant but has a designated large dining area. The place gets very busy as it is a favourite with tourists and locals alike.

    I don't think that they do reservations so it is essential to get there early for a table. Phone to see if they do reservations now. Number below.

    Favorite Dish: My favourite meal here is sirloin steak with all the trimmings. A good sellection of wines are available also.

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    • Food and Dining

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Gosport Transportation

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    by Pauldelabar Updated Aug 1, 2005

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    The nearest railway stations are:

    1) Fareham, and then get a bus to Gosport.
    or..
    2) Portsmouth Harbour, and then catch the ferry to Gosport. The ferry terminal is adjacent to Portsmouth Harbour station and is the easiest option to get to Gosport.

    History:
    Gosport HAD a railway station that was a branchline off from Fareham station but the line and station at Gosport was closed many years ago (1969). The remains of the old station survive in ruins.

    Grade 2 listed.
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    • Trains

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    by Pauldelabar Updated Aug 1, 2005

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    Only a few minutes from Portsmouth to Gosport by water. Best part of an hour by road - as there are no bridges across the inlet and the journey involves going the long way round via Fareham.

    Gosport Ferry
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    by Pauldelabar Written Aug 1, 2005

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    Having got to Gosport, doubtless that transport from the ferry is desireable. The bus station at Gosport is only a short walk from the ferry. From here buses run to Rowner, Fareham, Stubbington and many other destinations.

    Provincial bus on Stokes Road.
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Gosport Shopping

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    by Pauldelabar Updated Jul 31, 2005

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    The Saturday market is a great place to get brgains or just to go browsing.

    Everyone seems to walk at a much slower pace here, so don't expect to look through the market 'at the run'!

    Plenty of pubs around so that wilting market goers can slake their thirst.

    What to buy: Anything can be bought here from clothes to jewellery.

    What to pay: As in any market. If you want or need it, it's agood sale. If you don't need it, it's a waste of money. It's up to you.

    Ferry Gardens Gosport
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    • Women's Travel

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