As Portsmouth expanded, Gosport built storehouses, timber yards and ropewalks where rope was made by the mile for shipping. A brewery and an iron foundry followed, both essential for keeping Portsmouth dockyard running smoothly!
In 1694 Gosport finally got its own Church of the Trinity and became a separate parish from nearby Alverstoke.
The trip across the bustling Portsmouth Harbour takes approximately seven minutes.
Throughout the Middle Ages it was a small port town with a few hundred inhabitants who made a living as fishermen.
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Most of Gosport's employment is in skilled manual labour in construction, manufacturing and marine industries as well as Royal Navy training establishments.
Step back to the 17th century, specifically to the year 1642 at 'Little Woodham'.
The Hovercraft Museum based in Lee-on-the-Solent is home to the world’s only collection of historic hovercraft. Based on the former HMS Daedalus site at Lee-on-the-Solent, the Museum currently has 75 hovercraft including a hovercraft that featured in the opening chase sequence of the James Bond movie 'Die Another Day'.
Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth has three viewing platforms and is surrounded by the excellent shops and dining on Gunwharf Quays.
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Stokes Bay seafront was voted one of the 10 best places for a picnic in the UK, plus there is an adventure golf course, children’s splash park and plenty of open spaces that are excellent for kite flying or walking along the beach.
Explosion! The Museum of Naval Firepower is a hands on, interactive museum set in Gosport's former gunpowder and munitions depot. Open at weekends 10am-4pm, it tells the story of naval warfare from the days of gunpowder to modern missiles.
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The Discovery Centre & Gosport Gallery in the Town Centre hosts a great variety of art exhibitions, events and children’s activities throughout the year.
The Battery DefencesThe town of Gosport is on the south coast of Hampshire bordering Portsmouth Harbour. It was founded in the 13th century and was probably called Gooseport, being an area where wild geese would gather.
For the kids, there are trails and quizzes, and activities such 'dress the diver', and 'sink the...
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Although Gosport has no railway station, the Gosport Ferry links the town with Portsmouth Harbour railway station.
The town continued to develop with weekly markets and a workhouse. A gunpowder magazine was built near Priddy's Hard Fort which was safer than its previous store in the square tower in the centre of Old Portsmouth!
This award-winning museum is located in historic 18th century waterfront buildings which formerly were the Royal Navy’s armaments depot.
Gosport has a great range of attractions, activities, events and places to visit, perfect for one day or a longer trip to the South Coast. With its fantastic location, beautiful beaches and opportunities to stroll along the waterfront or meander through the Alver Valley and Wildgrounds, Gosport has much to offer a wide variety of visitors; although particularly suited to families, sailors and those with an interest in the nation’s great maritime history.
Present Day Gosport Lord Nelson Figurehead, HMS TrafalgarGosport's population today is around 80,000. The town has 24 miles of waterfront, scenic promenades and many viewing points of Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight.
The Gosport Ferry operates continously, 5:30am to midnight, seven days a week from a landing stage adjacent to Portsmouth Harbour Rail Station.
The Holy Trinity Church is a local landmark and focal point of the community on the waterfront. Dating back to 1696 it has a striking belltower and a Handel organ.
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Spitbank Fort is the most exclusive venue on the south coast, and is its own private island for...
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BMX riding is a fun and exciting way for the kids to use their boundless energy so head for the Gosport BMX track and see them go. The track holds regular races and events throughout the year. To find out more Click Here
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Ideal for when the weather’s not great, Monkey Bizness is an indoor multi-activity centre, with three kids play areas for children up to 12 years of age. Huge play frames, games, slides plus special areas for toddlers mean plenty of scope for the kids to burn off energy. The centre has free WiFi and a cafe
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Things to do in Gosport
Dive into the past and the future at The Royal Navy Submarine Museum, where you can take a guided tour of World War II submarine HMS Alliance, led by a submariner, or climb on board Holland I - the Navy's first submarine from 1901.
From tiny tots and teenagers to mums, dads and grandparents – Gosport & Lee-on-the-Solent offers a fantastic range of family activities.
The village is on the edge of the Alver Valley, why not make a day of it – bring a picnic...
Spoil yourself with an overnight stay on a private luxury Motor Yacht. Enjoy a king size en-suite...
If you find that you have over indulged on your holiday or simply want a worko...
Come and visit Gosport's only working brewery, Oakleaf Brewing Company. The family run brewery, produces a range of mouth-watering cask and bottle conditioned ales. Each award-winning beer has a distinct flavour of its own, so everyone is sure to find an ale to suit their taste. Tours must be pre-booked and beer is available to buy from the shop.
The annual HoverShow draws thousands of visitors and has become a regular feature in the diary of enthusiasts and local residents alike.
The Royal Maritime Club is just 5 minutes’ walk from the Gunwharf Quays waterfront development and...