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Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson

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Pay for the map

It’s worth paying for a map when you arrive (entry is otherwise free, so the cost is easy to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
TeamIan
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Superb guided tour

Being local, I have visited the Fort many times over the years and thought I knew quite a lot about... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
andrewbF4882IS
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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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Portsdown Hill Road | Fareham, Portsmouth PO17 6AN, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It’s worth paying for a map when you arrive (entry is otherwise free, so the cost is easy to justify) as the site is an expansive twist of tunnels and rooms which could take you a good two hours to explore if you have the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank TeamIan
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Being local, I have visited the Fort many times over the years and thought I knew quite a lot about it, and ordnance, until I did a tour guided by Peers. Many similar attraction employ youngsters who can repeat the script, but are stuck as...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've visited Fort Nelson several times in the past with my Grandfather, as my Great Grandfather served at Fort Nelson when he was a Gunner in charge of the Army horses. My Granfathers family home used to stand on the opposite side of the road,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Gill K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fort Nelson offers a great day out! There is lots to see and do and the staff are really friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Our visit was on a day when they were firing some of the cannons, which was a nice bonus. The site is...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank nickandangels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our 5-year-old grandson to Fort Nelson for a half day and there was plenty to keep him occupied. Admission is free, there is a £3 car park, but also a free car park directly opposite (with great views over Portsmouth and the harbour)....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Chas M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived here after seeing what was left of where I worked at MoD Portsdown so I needed cheering up. Driven past Fort Nelson many times but this time was my first visit. Not only a lot of fascinating exhibits but also a fascinating building. We...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank paulm1002016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I’ve been here a couple of times and so have other members of my family. Well signposted on the roads. Two lots of parking - one opposite the Fort and one on the Fort area. Manned service desk with info on current events, a cafe...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank silverfeet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

spent 2 hours here with my 5 year old son, enough to keep him interested, guns cannons and tunnels, kids assault course was £4 and parking all day was £3 so very reasonable.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank jamesbS3084WL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed this, so much amazing history in the structure and then to add the artillery pieces as well, just caps it off. One star knocked off as the gravel in the parade ground makes it almost impossible to push a pushchair on.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Johnycuban
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fort Nelson is a deceptively large site, full of exhibits and of course the fort building itself. You pay to park but entry to the fort is free. The reception area features a good cafe and shop, with space to sit and enjoy a hot...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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brentess
August 19, 2018|
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Response from darkone70 | Reviewed this property |
This is in Portsmouth
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coop531
July 26, 2018|
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Response from whitevanman2014 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you pay £3 to use the car park - even if you just want to sit in your car and admire the view.
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Bunniford
June 19, 2018|
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Response from nigel h | Property representative |
Many thanks for your question - as previous answers have indicated unfortunately you cannot see the sculpture from the car park. The tip of it can be seen from a public footpath to the north of the Fort however if that's of... More
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