In the town of Fareham you’ll find an interesting mixture of old and new with historic buildings and lovely surrounding countryside. For an evening of entertainment, you can see performances such as as musicals, comedy, classical music, ballet and family shows at Ferneham Hall, and drama at the Titchfield Festival Theatre. There’s are large choice of restaurants if you want to eat out, and they range from traditional to contemporary, and the town also has a good selection of pubs and bars.
Shopping here brings wide choices with both national and independent retailers, and there’s the Fareham Shopping Centre with a great range of stores, and the town is also host to regular markets. For business, conferences venues in the town include those at the Lysses House Hotel and The Solent, and the nearest major airport is Southampton Airport.
Fareham Car Hire
Wherever you are in Fareham, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Fareham car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
Here are some of the places you might want to visit while you’re in Fareham:
Westbury Manor Museum
At this Museum visitors can see a variety of exhibits showing the region’s history, and includes displays about its industrial past. Fareham was an important maker of bricks during Victorian times and buildings built with Fareham bricks include London’s Albert Hall. Chimney pots and clay pipes were also important products made here, and you can learn about these industries at the Museum. You can also see archaeological exhibits such as stone Age tools, and enjoy the Victorian garden with a variety of plants from around the world.
You can visit this restored Victorian fortress and look around the large site with its underground passageways and fortifications and learn all about its past. Visitors can see the Royal Armouries artillery collection with magazines and guns, and you can learn about the history of artillery ranging from early machines used before the use of gunpowder, through to present big guns, and you’ll have great views from the fortress across the surrounding area.
You can visit the remains of this former Premonstratensian Abbey from the 1200’s, which was also made into a Tudor residence with a gatehouse and turrets. You can see remaining features such as the gatehouse with fine Tudor chimneys, and a section of the turret’s spiral staircase, and an attractive tile pavement which was part of the cloister.
Titchfield Haven National Nature Reserve
This is a lovely place to come where you can enjoy a wealth of wildlife in the peaceful, attractive surroundings of the Meon Valley, with a variety of wildlife habitats, including the reedbeds where there are birds including bitterns and reed warblers, and the River Meon is home to otters. In the ponds you can see birds such as warblers and moorhens, and there are great views of the abundant wildlife from the hides in the Reserve.
Holly Hill Woodland Park
Close to Fareham, you can visit this lovely restored historic Park, and spend time in the tranquility of the woodlands and see such features as the attractive sunken garden and charming grotto and there’s a variety of plants from across the world. You can also enjoy the lakes and there’s a nature reserve with abundant wildlife, along with a number of guided walks you can take.
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