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Fort Nelson

Explore 19 acres of ramparts, outer fortifications, secret underground tunnels, and ammunition bunkers of this fully restored Victorian fort, on top of Portsdown Hill overlooking the Solent.

No animals except assistance (guide/hearing) dogs.

Guidance for visitors

The 1pm daily gun firing will not take place between Monday 7th January and Friday 15th February, as our conservation team will be carrying out essential maintenance work on the Second World War quick-firing 25-pounder field gun.

Opening times
Open daily 10am – 4pm

Closed 24 – 26 December
Free admission
£3 per day

20 allocated parking spaces for visitors with disabilities
Accessible toilets and toilets with baby changing facilities are available in the visitor centre and some galleries
Portsdown Hill Road
Fareham, PO17 6AN United Kingdom