Fareham Town Centre

Fareham Town Centre

Titchfield Abbey near Fareham

Titchfield Abbey near Fareham

Traditional market town Fareham lies between Southampton and Portsmouth at the head of Portsmouth Harbour, at the confluence of the River Wellington and the harbour. The town is just a short drive from the M27 making it an ideal base for exploring the Solent coast. In the centre you'll find a great range of amenities including an indoor shopping centre, Georgian Street with its array of cafes and restaurants and plenty of craft shops selling beautiful prints of the surrounding landscape.

Staying in one of the local hotels puts you only a short drive from historic sites including Portchester Castle and Titchfield Abbey. The Westbury Manor Museum in Fareham is also well worth a visit to learn more about the town's history. A weekly market and a monthly farmers' market brimming with locally produced goods also takes place in the town centre. Traditional local industries included the production of bricks, tiles and chimney pots using the clay soil underlying the area. Fareham red bricks were used in the construction of the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Waterfront scene at the head of Portsmouth harbour

Waterfront scene at the head of Portsmouth harbour

Westbury Manor Museum

The Tourist Information Centre is in the same building as Wesbury Manor Museum. The Museum was once a seventeenth century farmhouse before the town of Fareham grew to its present proportions. In the eighteenth century Westbury Manor was gentrified and enlarged with the Georgian facade we see today added. Past residents have included admirals from the Royal Navy stationed nearby. The gardens to the rear of the property have been restored to include traditional rose beds, a cottage garden and the more exotic Chinese Border with plants from around the world. Westbury Manor Museum tells the story of Fareham's local history through a range of materials including photographs, models and original items collected through the years. The Museum holds regular exhibitions linked to the town's history.

Ashcroft Arts Centre

Fareham is home to Ashcroft Arts Centre. The Arts Centre hosts a varied programme of theatre, music, comedy, film, dance and visual arts. The 150 seat theatre doubles as a cinema showing the latest critcally acclaimed films that have more depth than your usual blockbuster! Ashcroft Arts Centre also hosts a range of themed visual art exhibitions.

Where to Stay

Fareham's coastal location makes it perfect for families with family friendly beaches located nearby and a number of all inclusive holiday parks located around the town. Quality budget hotels with parking in Fareham sit close to the M27 which is perfect for business and Southampton Airport stopovers. The town's pretty conservation area contains a number of welcoming B&B's and Fareham has some classic small hotels, often grand Victorian buildings set within their own private gardens.

Accommodation in Fareham

  • Fareham   (0.6 miles from the centre of Fareham)
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    Our hotel is a charming nineteenth century, 17 bed roomed hotel in Fareham which offers a warm and friendly welcome to the business person and families alike. Be it business or ...
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  • Fareham   (5.7 miles from the centre of Fareham)
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    The Navigator sits in a prime position opposite Swanwick Marina on the scenic River Hamble just outside Southampton. The nautical-inspired interior extends into the 23 individua...
     
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    Ideally located within easy reach of the M27, Premier Inn Fareham is close to Segensworth Business Park. Good access to Fareham Train Station and 4 miles to Fareham town centre.
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  • Fareham   (0.2 miles from the centre of Fareham)
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    With a stay at Trafalgar Guest House in Fareham, you'll be minutes from Ashcroft Arts Centre and Westbury Manor Museum. This guesthouse is within close proximity of Fort Nelson ...
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  • Shedfield   (4.9 miles from the centre of Fareham)
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    Located in Southampton (Shedfield), Meon Valley, A Marriott Hotel and Country Club is within the vicinity of Solent Business Park and Segensworth Business Park. This 4-star hote...
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  • Fareham   (3.6 miles from the centre of Fareham)
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    Welcoming hotel & spa in Fareham ideal for celebrations with excellent restaurant, hot tub, swimming pool & family amenities.
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  • Warsash   (5.3 miles from the centre of Fareham)
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    Situated just 100 yards from the River Hamble, this holiday cottage, one of a pair, has been comfortably and stylishly furnished. A perfect location for sailing in The Solent. D...
     
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  • Fareham   (1.3 miles from the centre of Fareham)
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    Situated on the slopes of Portsdown Hill, Ellerslie House is a detached Victorian property in private grounds and 10 minutes’ drive from Portsmouth centre. With free parking and...
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  • Gosport   (2.3 miles from the centre of Fareham)
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    Where all the guests are made welcome whether you are here for business or pleasure. We are close to Fareham,Gosport and the ferry to Portsmouth and our quality accommodation...
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    Once a private residence built at the height of the Georgian era, Lysses House in Fareham is now a small, friendly, independent Hotel.. Lysses (pronounced Lissies) House Hot...
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