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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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Family day out

Have visited fort Nelson numerous times. Have always had a great day. Free entry with seasonal children activities which I always feel are reasonably priced. My son and friends... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Have visited fort Nelson numerous times. Have always had a great day. Free entry with seasonal children activities which I always feel are reasonably priced. My son and friends love running through the tunnels and we all enjoy a drink and cake from the cafe.

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Berkshire. England
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

To be honest, I was hugely shocked when I visited Fort Nelson with my son some time back. I am English by birth and will be the first to admit that some British attractions are a little 'seedy' and often do not come close to the 'Disney-esque' attractions in USA for example... But Fort Nelson is fantastic, with attractive displays... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

First time visiting despite living so close. Interesting exhibitions with plenty of info. Lovely coffee shop with city views. Not expensive either, coffee and cake £3.75. Would be ideal for families, kids have lots to see and do. Enough for a couple of hours entertainment and best of all its free. I am a WW2 buff so it was great... More 

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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Took my young grandchildren to fort nelson and was very impressed. there was so much to see and suitable for all ages young and old. Many of the objects on show were child friendly and well laid out. The facilities were very good and the cafe and shop were very reasonablly priced. The highlight was the live firing of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

There is lots to see and do here and plenty of outdoor space to walk around or for the more energetic to run around. All age groups will find plenty to enjoy and look at. The views from the top are very impressive over Portsmouth harbour and the Solent. The visitor centre has lots in it and a good coffee... More 

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

What a lovely place to take families and friends and the views across Portsmouth Harbour from here are wonderful. Unfortunately we did visit this time on a cold day and we should have wrapped up a bit better but still very enjoyable,

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Had a lovely visit to fort nelson lots to see and do, loved the freedom of wondering round the tunnels, do wish we could of seen more as lots of it is blocked off, probably health and safety reasons. We will be going again. And a bonus its free, but you can leave a donation, which I'm sure would help... More 

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Whitland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I visited this with my family. It is located at the top of Portsdown Hill with stunning views over Portsmouth. Plenty of parking, some on the other side of the road so some walking is necessary. This is a free attraction. We spent a few hours here, there are plenty of displays and my 6 year old granddaughter enjoyed it,... More 

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Lyndhurst, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Went the Armoury with my brother in law,expecting a quick resume and goodbye. What we got was a very informed ex soldier,who was interested in telling us the whole story of the Palmerston Forts, that surrounded Portsmouth,from the beginning of the seventeenth century,through the two world wars,up to the present day. Unfortunately we did not have enough time to see... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Royal Armouries is a very interesting place to visit. Although the subject of guns is obviously quite macabre for children, they learn a lot and get to explore the fort and it's secret tunnels. Well worth a visit.

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