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Portchester

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Nelson's Monument on Portsdown Hill was completed a few years after his death in 1805. There are good views of Portsmouth Harbour and the coast from the viewpoint near Fort Nelson.

Portchester Castle EH 1 mile

A large and well-preserved Roman fort with walls remaining at near their original height. The fortress became a Norman castle in the 12th century when the tower-keep was built in one corner. An exhibition in the keep tells the history of the castle and village with finds from the site. Tel. 023 9237 8291.
Open Apr-Oct, Daily 1000-1800 (1700 in Oct). Nov-Mar, SSu 1000-1600.
www.english-heritage.org.uk/portchester

Fort Nelson 1¼ miles uphill

A restored Victorian fort on top of Portsdown Hill housing artillery from the national collection. Galleries tell the story of the fort and there are fortifications, tunnels and ammunition bunkers to explore. Guided tours available and daily gun firing, see website for times. Café. Tel. 01329 233734. Admission free.
Open Daily 1000-1700 (1600 Nov-Mar).
www.armouries.org.uk
The walk to Fort Nelson is uphill and there is no path beside the road as you near the top of the hill. If you wish to book a taxi telephone numbers are shown on the station poster.

Portchester map