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“Real Boy Fun”

Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson
Ranked #5 of 118 things to do in Portsmouth
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Real Boy Fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013

My boys (aged 6, 4 and 3) totally love this place - i totally love it too because it is free! It seems like a real adventure to go round the underground passages, especially if is is cold and damp. There are a few places which i had to be extra vigilant as the walls were high and the steps were steep. i would definately recommend taking a picnic as the cafe seems overpriced and far away from all the action.. last time we went, there was a Commando course in the central part which cost about £3 each - but was definitely worth it. Some of the exhibits in the museum are slightly complex for kids of this age, but there is still plenty to occupy them outside. Lots of free craft activities going on in the holidays - A good place to go with lively boys with tons of energy

Visited July 2013
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Liphook, United Kingdom
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“very interesting & FREE”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

brilliant day out,great views of Portsmouth harbour. Good facilities with cafe which does good food etc.Was pleasantly suprised at the size of the facility,tunnels are particularly worth visiting. Very informative and helpful staff on hand.

Visited October 2013
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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“Great day out”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2013

Fort Nelson remains one of our favourite attractions in the Portsmouth Area, especially if blessed with good weather. There's plenty to see and the guided tours if you can get one are excellent. All ages seem to enjoy the history, the views and the exhibitions. And the gun firing is great to see also. We don't usually use restaurants when we take groups out as a lot of the kid's families can't afford them, but we make a point of using the catering here instead of even more cold packed lunches. The kids especially love the tunnels.

Visited October 2013
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Highly Recommended for Families especially.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

This is the home of the Royal Armouries and is so interesting and extremely well presented.
History here, being one of the forts of Palmerston Follies. Hands on artefacts for youngsters
to enjoy. You could easily spend hours here - a fine day would be preferable as the outside
views are great over Portsmouth and there are picnic areas. A good cafe is here too.
Guides to show you around and tell you all about it. And what's more - IT'S FREE !! with
free car parking.

Visited November 2012
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“facinating , lovely architecture”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

The work put into the renovations is amazing, it is interesting even for a non gun fanatic!! there are lovelly views of the Solent and Isle of Wight, the cafe is good too.

Visited May 2013
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