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Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson

Portsdown Hill Road | Fareham, Portsmouth PO17 6AN, England
+44 1329 233734
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Interesting Place

We visited here at the weekend to visit the poppies wave art installation but i didn't realise the... read more

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reeceyb
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Chichester, United Kingdom
Fantastic

A must see for history buffs, as part of a ring of defences around Portsmouth, this site, apart... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
gatekeeper10
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London, United Kingdom
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Portsdown Hill Road | Fareham, Portsmouth PO17 6AN, England
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Reviewed today

We visited here at the weekend to visit the poppies wave art installation but i didn't realise the fort was so interesting in its own right and well worth the visit but i would go soon so you can visit the wave of poppies as...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

A must see for history buffs, as part of a ring of defences around Portsmouth, this site, apart from being free to enter is well laid out with plenty of history and many interactive exhibits, fire a lewis gun, bren gun or 303 rifle ....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

A thoroughly enjoyable visit to see the magnificent Poppy Wave. Especially great if you are interested in military hardware and ancient cannons

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went here on 17/05/18. Good for all ages. A quite spectacular poppy display over part of the fort, which in itself is worth a visit. The Royal Armouries and the fort are also quite impressive. There are army field guns of different sizes and ages,...More

Thank Philip C
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Reviewed 3 days ago

To be honest - we visited Fort Nelson to see the Poppies Wave display but ended up totally enthralled with the other historical gems that were on site. We'd visited the Fort some years ago but to see the transformation that had developed during that...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Wave of Poppies was amazing, and thought provoking. I haven't visited the Royal Armouries for some years and was concerned about accessability as I am disabled and use a small motorised scooter. I needn't have worries. The place was VERY disabled friendly and I...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Recently visited after a gap of over fifteen years and were very impressed with the changes/ improvements that have been made. Our visit was prompted by the Wave of Poppies ( we were actually underwhelmed by this - no logical ‘start point’ eg a window...More

Thank Ruby067
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great for children and adults! Explore in the underground tunnels! Lots of interactive areas! Fun for the whole family

Thank Michele B
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I've been to the Fort many times (great for grandsons !) but this was just for the poppies. Very well worth the visit if you are in the area. It's easily accessible if you are active, a little trickier for wheelchairs, and you only need...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Heard about the poppies wave and thought we'd have a nose to see what all the fuss was about and we weren't disappointed. A great collection of military history and views to die for of the surrounding areas.

Thank Chris M
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Hello and thanks for the question! We have just completed some substantial improvements to our grass overflow car park to allow as many visitors to visit us during the summer months as possible. Due to that work we are... More
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I haven’t done it myself but it’d be about 25 minutes uphill walk- not sure if there’s a footpath on Nelson Lane.
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