GosportGosport is a town in Hampshire, a short water ride away from Portsmouth. Although not a traditional destination, it does have some attractions if you are interested in maritime history.
By roadLeave the M27 at Junction 11 and follow the A32. At rush hour, and sometimes at weekends, this is a busy road with long delays.
By ferryThe Gosport ferry across the harbour mouth is the most convenient way to get to Gosport from Portsmouth. An adult ticket costs £3.40 return, £1.90 for children or pensioners. Combination tickets are also available giving unlimited bus travel for a day in Hampshire. The website has details of ferry schedules and ticket pricing.
address: Heritage Way, Priddy's Hard, PO12 4LEAward winning museum of naval gunfire. Shuttle bus in summer from Gosport ferry or a 15-minute walk.
address: Haslar Jetty Rd, PO12 2ASCollection includes the World War II-era HMS Alliance and HMS Holland 1, the Royal Navy's first submarine. There are also a couple of midget submarines and a large collection of smaller items.
address: 31-33 Ann's Hill RdMain menu available M-F 5-9PM; Sa Su noon-9PM. Refurbished.
Alternatively there is accommodation in neighbouring Portsmouth.
phone: +44 23 9255 3221address: 34 Leamington Cres, Lee-on-the-Solent, PO13 9HNComfortable accommodation with convenient access to both Gosport and Fareham.
- Living History Village of Little Woodham, 17th-century village on ancient woodland in Rowner (on the Gosport peninsula). Gosport Living History Society villagers dress in costume to talk about Charles I, the impending war between the King and Parliament, their village life and day-to-day existence as if it were the summer of 1642.