The small town of Wickham is perfectly situated in the heart of Hampshire. Overlooking the Solent it is one of the most popular venues to visit while in the area. Fort Nelson is one of five defensive , housing their collection of artillery.
The fully restored Victorian fort is open to the public to explore and enjoy the many events which have been designed to demonstrate the history of British military precision. Guests can explore over 19 acres of ramparts, outer fortifications, secret underground tunnels, and ammunition bunkers.
The venue is open daily from 10:00 – 17:00 and offers exciting events for the whole family to enjoy.
We know that you will enjoy discovering what life was like for soldiers in the Victorian garrison’s barrack rooms, hospital and kitchen. We recommend that you don’t miss ‘Voice of the guns’. Here you will experience how artillery, both small and large, shaped world history for over 500 years.
One comment on TripAdvisor said: ‘It is free to enter also which is very good. There was a Poppy display which was very well done. Lovely views on both sides from the Fort, – looking over Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight and across the valley to the north.’
Visiting Fort Nelson Royal Armouries is a brilliant way to honour the military achievements of Britain. The displays and events not only display the military strength of today, but also give detailed insight into the lives of those who fought so bravely for our country over the years. Your donations while visiting Fort Nelson will help towards the upkeep of the Armouries.
Why not stay at B+B Wickham and take you time to experience the magic of the surrounding area while you visit Fort Nelson? Our B+B is perfectly located with easy access routes to Fort Nelson. Enjoy comfortable accommodation, our bistro restaurant, sky sports centre and excellent service. Accommodation at this time of year can be in high demand so we recommend that you plan ahead. Book now to avoid disappointment.
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