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Gosport 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.

Get in[edit]

By road[edit]

Leave the M27 at Junction 11 and follow the A32. Note that at rush hour, and sometimes at weekends, this is a busy road with long delays.

By ferry[edit]

The Gosport ferry across the harbour mouth is the most convenient way to get to Gosport from Portsmouth. An adult ticket costs £2.90 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.

Get around[edit]


  • Explosion - Museum of Naval Firepower. Award winning museum of naval gunfire. Shuttle bus in summer from Gosport ferry or a 15 minute walk. Adult £10.
  • Royal Navy Submarine MuseumHaslar Rd (10 min walk from the ferry). Collection includes the WW2 era HMS Alliance as well as HMS Holland 1 the Royal Navy's first submarine. There are also a couple of midget submarines as well as a large collection of smaller items. Adult £12.50 (10% discount online).






Spinnakers Bed and Breakfast, Lee-on-the-Solent. Comfortable accommodation with convenient access to both Gosport and Fareham.

Go next[edit]

Portsmouth, with its naval dockyard, D-Day museum and other attractions, lies just across the harbour. There is a shingle beach with views of the Isle of Wight near Gosport at Alverstoke, and another at Lee-on-Solent.

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