Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson, Portsmouth

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#3 of 12 in Historic Sites in Portsmouth
Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson is located in Portsmouth. To visit Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson on your holiday in Portsmouth, and find out what else Portsmouth has to offer, use our Portsmouth trip itinerary maker.
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  • August 20, 2017
    I firstly cannot believe it is free entry, the place is huge, and there is so much to see, I took my toddler so didn't get to read much or study too much into the history, but will be going back to do...  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    Was quite unprepared for the wealth of information that the fort offered. If you are good on your feet there are splendid views and overviews of the fort interior. The exhibits were well arranged and ...  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    A great couple of hours entertainment (well it was for me). Amongst the cannon exhibits are some amazingly ornate ones, some of which are just stunning. Highlight was the underground tunnels, you'd ne...  more »
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  • A little bit of history, well laid out and incredibly informative. Everything is free, including the guided tours. Firing of big guns for spectators and some interactive displays. Coffee shop and themed gift shop tops it all off. Well worth a day out.
  • Great afternoon out with the kids. Interesting for grownups as well. Plenty to see and do and it's free. Watching the gun being fired is worth timing your visit for.
  • Dramatically improved services for catering vast collection of artillery pieces well displayed and protected. Information well displayed and something for all ages to enjoy
  • A great visit if you like guns of the heavy gauge military variety, but interesting anyway for the history of the fort. Firing the 1pm gun was very entertaining, and very loud!
  • A place depicting years of history together. The cannons displayed are worth praising.. Each and every display also has the description giving you the idea about how it works. The 1 o'clock cannon shot is worth mentioning as well.

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