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Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson

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Address: Portsdown Hill Road | Fareham, Portsmouth PO17 6AN, England
Phone Number: +44 1329 233734
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From the entrance you feel interest building and as you go through the corridors you are passing through history. Take your time, because there is so much to see and enjoy. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From the entrance you feel interest building and as you go through the corridors you are passing through history. Take your time, because there is so much to see and enjoy. We will go again with our grandchildren.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

FREE, now that is amazing in this day and age, the fact is that you can go to the fort with pack lunch and flask and have a superb time looking about and letting the children burn off steam. What more could you need?

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Dunboyne, Ireland
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126 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fort Nelson is a historical monument you have to have on your visiting list when in Portsmouth.It's a couple of hours of fascinating journey back in time of (relatively) modern artillery and military history. Many interactive displays , a lot of audio visual enhancements to make your visit a meaningful educational journey.(mind you: no cell phone reception or wifi inside)

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Thank arik11
Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took some members of our twin town's association from Gorron, Mayenne, France for a visit and it was a great success. They even acknowledged our French friends with a gun salute!

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Thank PaulFisher_12
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great museum, full of great guns and things. It's got a good little cafe, and just next door (sort of) is the first column to Nelson, one paid for by subscription in the Navy after Trafalgar.

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Wallingford, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

for just £3 each we had a guided tour around the Fort and it was well worth the money. The tour lasted 1 1/2 hours and was really informative. I would highly recommend it. The cafe is open plan and very clean - after a bit of a chilly tour the hot chocolate drink and cake were well received. There... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful historical site and free to boot. Kids will love the freedom to clamber over "big guns" and tour guides really add to the experience

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Thank Jayne T
Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I work near here and can highly recommend it's coffee shop. The service is good, venue clean and a good lunch and cake selection.

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Thank RubyBHound
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is an absolute treasure. We had passed it many times and never stopped to look inside. Last year we had visitors from my native Scotland. We went out for a drive and we stopped to have a walk around the outside. We followed the signs to the entrance,never having realised we could go inside until we stopped that... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting place to visit,unusual layout and great views. Really good that this attraction is free considering the size and history of the place!

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