Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson, Portsmouth

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  • What a surprise, great for the family. It’s free, but wouldn’t mind paying. Very interesting for all. We all had a great time.  more »
  • Short 10 minute drive up form Portsmouth.We visited on a snowy bitterly cold day. The guide was excellent though I think he enjoyed talking to us outside in the snow too much! Good informative halls a...  more »
  • As a lover of all thing historical I was hoping that I would not be let down by the experience. For a free historic site or even a paying one this was fantastic. Nkown as Palmerstons folly, he spent h...  more »
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  • An amazing place to visit, if you are into all things war orientated then there's no better place to visit for the cost of parking! That's right no entrance fee! £3:00 to park for hours of displays and walking through all the tunnels and the Armoury itself. Also at present the poppy wave is on display and its the only time you'll be able to walk under it and see how it's put together, today the poppies shone and the blue sky set them off beautifully. Stunning! Can't wait to go back!
  • This was a very interesting visit. We took our two boys aged 8 and 10, who loved the variety of guns and shells on show, the amazing views and the tunnels where they stored ammunition. The poppies are a lovely piece of history and art and worth a few pictures. It's well priced and a nice little cafe there if needed selling ice creams aswell.
  • Historic 19acre site holds over 200 big guns. Free entry. There is plenty of parking, with some fantastic views of Portsmouth and surrounding areas. It also has disabled access, although some areas are not accessible. Fun for kids. Cafe 1871. Worth a visit.
  • Fantastic day out for families with a range of areas to explore include old dorms, kitchens, jail cells and the deep underground armoury and series of tunnels to the battlements. And it's all free!! This 1800s fortress has a fine selection of weapons from a range of historical periods and a pretty decent cafe too. Historical enactments often take place on bank holiday weekends.
  • The Cappuccino was the best have ever had anywhere. It far surpassed Costa, Starbucks, all restaurants, hospitals, high street cafe's. The cup had a lovely head of froth and the taste was smooth and tasty. (No bitter aftertaste) Lovely choice of food, very well presented. My friend had soup and roll. Very nice. The visit was most enjoyable. We went on a wet day but with a lot to see under cover it didn't matter. Do be prepared to get a bit of mud on shoes if wet. Car park could do with better footing but small criticism. Well worth a look around. Nice shop too! Enjoy, oh,it's free too!
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