Top 10 Things to do in Gosport, United Kingdom (UK)

February 22, 2018 Concepcion Newsome

Gosport (/ˈɡɒspɔːrt/ GOS-port) is a town and borough in the South Hampshire urban area on the south coast of Hampshire in southern England. The 2011 Census recorded its population as 82,622. It is on a peninsula on the western side of Portsmouth Harbour, opposite the City of Portsmouth, to which it is linked by the Gosport Ferry.
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1. The Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Main Road | Portsmouth Naval Base, Portsmouth PO1 3PY, England +44 23 9275 0521
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5 based on 4 reviews

The Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

The Mary Rose Museum is home to the Mary Rose and the thousands of artefacts that were recovered from the Solent. Built between 1509 and 1511, The Mary Rose was one of the first ships able to fire a broadside, and was a firm favourite of King Henry VIII. After a long and successful career, she sank accidentally during an engagement with the French fleet in 1545. Her rediscovery and raising were seminal events in the history of nautical archaeology. After a 34 year conservation project, the Mary Rose is now fully on display within her purpose-built museum.

Reviewed By Flyinmy

Highly recommend this fabulous exhibition dedicated to the Mary Rose. One of the best exhibitions/ museums I have ever visited. Brilliantly thought out. A huge number of artefacts, and part of the hull of the ship on view. Well worth the trip here.

2. HMS Alliance Submarine

Haslar Jetty Road, Gosport PO12 2AS, England +44 23 9283 9766
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4.5 based on 268 reviews

HMS Alliance Submarine

Reviewed By Altheguy - Redditch, United Kingdom

The whole place was crammed with weird and wonderful instruments to tell depth, pressure, and probably so many other things I couldn’t even start to guess what they used to do. You could look through the periscopes and into the bunkbeds and cabins. The man who led the first part of the tour was an ex-submariner, not sure about the other two. This is a brilliant submarine, made so special as it is apparently the last of its type. Well worth a visit.

3. Lee On Solent Beach

Marine Parade East, Lee-on-the-Solent, Gosport PO13 9BW, England
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4.5 based on 263 reviews

Lee On Solent Beach

Reviewed By Paul G - Rickmansworth, United Kingdom

Been here before for walks. It’s nice, not as busy as some places. We walked about 6 miles from one end and back and out towards the nature reserve (had some refreshments there). Beach is pebbles not sand but kept quite clean. Several places to eat and drink and relax.

4. Portchester Castle

Church Lane, Portchester PO16 9QW, England +44 23 9237 8291
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4.5 based on 526 reviews

Portchester Castle

Reviewed By ANNE T - Portchester, United Kingdom

Visited the castle because we live near by and often like to walk to it ,nice walk around the castle and sea shore it has a medieval church in the grounds with a lovely little tea room. A visit to the keep is very interesting and not to expensive lots of space of children to run about nice for a day out in the summer with a nice pub nearby.

5. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Visitor Centre, Victory Gate, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth PO1 3LJ, England +44 23 9283 9766
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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Featuring the Mary Rose Museum and world famous ships HMS Victory and HMS Warrior 1860. Plus visit HMS Alliance, the only remaining WW2 era British ocean going submarine, and the M33, the sole remaining British veteran of the bloody Dardanelles Campaign of 1915-1916. Also including the National Museum Royal Navy Portsmouth, Action Stations and the Harbour Tours, as well as the new Women in the Navy Exhibition and the Jutland Exhibition, there's plenty to see and do. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is a great day out for all the family. Situated within a working Naval Base, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is the only place in the world to see the Royal Navy past, present and future - a must see for anyone visiting the south of England.

Reviewed By MLambert51 - Leicester, United Kingdom

I loved the Historic Dockyard, even despite it being a cold, rainy afternoon. We bought a combined ticket of Spinnaker Tower plus one Dockyard attraction - HMS Victory - for £24/adult, which seemed reasonable. The annoying thing about having young sons, 3 and 1, is that everything has to be done at a pace that avoids massive boredom-induced tantrums, and although we only spent a few hours here I could easily spend a few days exploring it all in depth. Lots of interesting buildings and Exhibitions to wander in, in addition to the boat. I had visited HMS Victory as a boy myself and it was as good as I remembered. Navigating the boat with toddlers, particularly the steep staircases, was fun! I can only apologise to those people whose audio tours were ruined by two excited young boys running up and down the decks shrieking. One thing that would have been appreciated was a covered buggy park. I think this will be one to come back to when my sons are a fair bit older (if they have an interest in maritime history).

6. Royal Navy Submarine Museum

Haslar Jetty Road | Gosport, Gosport PO12 2AS, England +44 23 9283 9766
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4.5 based on 743 reviews

Royal Navy Submarine Museum

Reviewed By Michael F - Telford, United Kingdom

Found the museum informative and interesting with lots to see. The guided tour through hms alliance was particularly good with loads of information given and a real eagerness to answer any questions. Our tour guide John seemed to really enjoy showing us the submarine which makes it more enjoyable. Definitely worth the trip to Gosport.

7. The Hovercraft Museum

Marine Parade West, Lee-on-the-Solent, Gosport PO13 9NS, England +44 23 9255 2090
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4.5 based on 94 reviews

The Hovercraft Museum

Founded 1987 as a charity, the Hovercraft Museum Trust has become the world's greatest collection of Hovercraft. Come visit our large collection of hovercraft large, and small. From the world's biggest commercial hovercraft, the SRN4, that ran a car ferry service across the channel to France, to craft used to film James Bond Die Another Day.

Reviewed By 701wendy - Lee-on-the-Solent, United Kingdom

My husband visited this museum as the friends we had staying were interested.
Even though it wasn't something he would chose to visit he said it was interesting and the volunteers were passionate and knowledgeable.
Unfortunately it needs investment to bring it up to date which would attract more visitors.
Opening hours are limited now with winter approaching so it would be wise to check before setting out.
If you are into hovercraft even though it is a bit dated it's still worth a visit.

8. HMS Victory

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Visitors Centre | Victory Gate,HM Naval Base,, Portsmouth, England +44 23 9283 9766
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

HMS Victory

Reviewed By Stephen C

Victory was so much bigger than I had previously realised - brought the ship to life. Spend the time to see as much as you can, you will not be disappointed - but mind your head, there are low ceilings everywhere.

9. Little Woodham Living History Village

Grange Farm | Howe Road, Gosport PO13 8AB, England +44 23 8064 4691
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4.5 based on 107 reviews

Little Woodham Living History Village

Reviewed By Paul H - Southampton, United Kingdom

I went with a group of photography friends from Hampshire Social Snappers. What was amazing about this place was that the villagers remained in character. They acted as if they were in the 17th century. As a result I got to ask a lot of questions. It was very enlightening. Well worth a visit.

10. HMS Warrior 1860

Victory Gate, Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth PO1 3QX, England +44 23 9277 8600
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HMS Warrior 1860

As you arrive at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, the stunning sleek, black lines of Britain's first iron-hulled, armoured warship, take your breath away. Warrior, launched in 1860, was the pride of Queen Victoria's fleet. Powered by steam and sail, she was the largest, fastest and most powerful ship of her day and had a profound effect on naval architecture. Warrior was, in her time, the ultimate deterrent. Yet within a few years she was obsolete. Restored and back at home in Portsmouth, Warrior now serves as a ship museum, monument, visitor attraction, private venue and more. Open all year round, we invite you to experience her for yourself. Open daily from 10.00am except 24th, 25th & 26th December

Reviewed By RebeccaAyris - Warwick, United Kingdom

This ship isn't as impressive as HMS Victory nor has it had as much work done on it but they are currently undergoing extensive renovation works on HMS Warrior, The history for this ship is quite sad but very interesting. It is a huge ship with lots of decks to discover, None of the items on this Victorian ship are originals due to the ship being used for multiple tasks during her working time but they have tried to replicate what it would have looked like back in the day. The engine room was quite impressive, I did feel a little unnerved down there but it was great to see as I had never been in one before!

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