Fort Brockhurst

The interior of Fort Brockhurst is currently closed and we hope to reopen in Summer 2021. When we are able to reopen, we will update this page as soon as we have more details and, until then, the exterior can be viewed at any reasonable time during daylight hours.

Free Entry


Gunners Way, Elson, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4DS

Before You Go

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One of a number of forts built in the 1850s and 1860s to protect Portsmouth and its vital harbour against a French invasion. Largely unaltered, the parade ground, gun ramps, moated keep, washrooms and armoury can all be viewed.


Before You Go

Opening times: The fort is currently closed until further notice but is usually open 11am to 3pm on the second Saturday of the month from May until September.

The exterior can be viewed at any reasonable time during daylight hours. 

Parking: The car park is 60 metres from the fort entrance. There is a £2 charge for non-members but it is free for Members with a valid English Heritage car sticker. The surface is uneven at the far end of the car park. Disabled visitors may be set down within the fort - please call 023 9258 1059 to arrange in advance.

Access: Disabled access is only possible to the grounds and ground floor.

Dogs: Dogs on leads are welcome in the parade ground only but assistance dogs are welcome throughout the site.

Plan a Great Day Out

Continue your day with a visit to nearby Portchester Castle, for views across the Solent and a chance to browse the gift shop.  Head into Portsmouth to visit the ornamental King James's and Landport Gates and the 13th century Royal Garrison Church, which was partially destroyed by bombing in 1941.

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