The forts were built to defend Portsmouth against French invasion but never fired in anger. There are three Solent Forts located out in the Solent between the mainland of Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight:
Spitbank Fort, Drop anchor at an award winning hotel which boasts a variety of function spaces.
Eight luxury bedroom suites
Four function rooms, for up to 60 guests
Wine cellar, games room, Champagne bar, original bolt hole and lighthouse
Fishing off the fort, Sabrage, adrenaline fuelled Rib rides, rooftop hot pool, sauna & fire pit
No Man’s Fort, a party hotel for show stopping events, fun-filled getaways and spectacular views across the Solent.
23 large bedroom suites
Seven function rooms, for up to 200 guests
Cabaret Bar, games room, Officer’s Mess dining hall, domed atrium & lighthouse
LaZer Battle area, sauna and spa treatments, rooftop hot tubs, hot house & fire pit
Horse Sand Fort, a historic monument, is one of the larger Royal Commission sea forts in the Solent. It is one of four Palmerston Forts and is 61m across with two floors and a basement with armour plated walls!
100 chambers and living quarters
Original gun carriages
15ft thick armour plated walls
Discover the incredible history of our man-made fortresses
Horse Sand Fort is also home to the Peregrine Falcon.