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Fareham town guide

Fareham is an old market town and port located at the head of Portsmouth Harbour on the Wallington River. Although no longer a port of any significance, Fareham's location on the water lends an appeal to the town. Merchant traffic is now handled by nearby Southampton, whilst Portsmouth remains a great naval port and a major base of the Royal Navy.

Within the town of Fareham there are a number of interesting Georgian buildings. The 19th century Corn Exchange is interesting as is Bishopwood.

Use of a hire car will allow the visitor easy access to the many attractions that surround Fareham. Within Portsmouth Naval Base, Nelson's famous flagship HMS Victory is open to visitors as is the nearby Mary Rose and HMS Warrior.

Overlooking Portmouth Harbour is Porchester Castle with imposing walls and towers that were once part of a Roman 3rd century fort.

For lovers of Crickett the short drive out along the Meon valley to Hambledon is a must, for it was here that one of the first Cricket Matches was played. The local public house has many interesting relics for the visitor to inspect.

Only a little further afield lies the New Forest, recently created a National Park here the visitor will find superb open spaces in which to amble.

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