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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 £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.

Get around[edit]


  • 1 Explosion - Museum of Naval Firepower, Heritage Way, Priddy's Hard, PO12 4LE. Award winning museum of naval gunfire. Shuttle bus in summer from Gosport ferry or a 15 minute walk. Adult £10. Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower on Wikipedia
  • 2 Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Haslar 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). Royal Navy Submarine Museum on Wikipedia









  • Living History Village of Little Woodham, seventeenth 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.

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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