Fort Nelson

Local nameFort Nelson
LocationWinchester, United Kingdom

This article is about Fort Nelson near Fareham, England. For other places with a similar name, see Fort Nelson.Fort Nelson, in the civil parish of Boarhunt in the English county of Hampshire, is one of five defensive forts built on the summit of Portsdown Hill in the 1860s, overlooking the important naval base of Portsmouth. It is now part of the Royal Armouries, housing their collection of artillery, and a Grade I Listed Building.

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Opening hours

Apr - Oct: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Last admission: 4 p.m.

Nov - Mar: 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Last admission: 3 p.m.

Closed 24, 25 and 26 December


Admission to the fort is free.

More information and contact


Official Website


Address Portsdown Hill Road, PO17 6AN Fareham

Coordinates 50°51'39.615" N -1°8'20.075" E

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