Discover the Historic Ramparts

Join us on May 7th, 2023 from 10am to 5pm for the Historic Ramparts Open Day at Priddy’s Hard! This event offers a unique opportunity to step back in time and explore the fascinating history of this over 200-year-old fortification.


Walk through 200 plus years of Naval History

Throughout the day, you’ll be able to witness firsthand the skills and crafts of living history groups as they bring history to life with interactive displays and demonstrations. You’ll also have the chance to explore the various nooks and crannies of Priddy’s Hard, from the 18th century ramparts to the hidden sally port.
Whether you’re a history buff or simply looking for a fun and educational day out with the family, the Historic Ramparts Open Day at Priddy’s Hard is not to be missed. So mark your calendar, bring your sense of adventure, and get ready to step back in time to a bygone era!

A Royal Gun Salute Fit for a King

Three Cheers For His Majesty The King

Fire! 💥 We’re excited to announce that the Fort Cumberland Guard  is providing five unique displays to commemorate the Coronation of His Majesty during our Rampart Open Day! Cannon firing demonstrations, musket demonstrations and a flag ceremony.
We are extremely grateful to the financial and support received from both Jolly Antiques and Sally Antiques.
What is where?

Head on down to Priddy’s Hard and explore not only the 18th century fortification but witness A Royal Gun Salute, Second World War vehicles and encampments plus many stalls!  

Getting to us...

Getting to the Historic Rampart Open Day at Priddy’s Hard by public transport is quite easy, and you have a few options to choose from, including the E1 bus service, Gosport ferry, and by car.

By E1 Bus Service: You can take the E1 bus service operated by First Bus to get to Priddy’s Hard. The E1 bus route runs from Fareham to Gosport and stops near the Priddy’s Hard area. You can catch the E1 bus from the Fareham Bus Station or the Gosport Bus Station.

By Gosport Ferry: The Gosport ferry is another option to get to Gosport then into Priddy’s Hard. You can catch the ferry from Portsmouth Harbour and take it across to Gosport. Once you reach the Gosport ferry terminal, you can take the E1 bus service to Priddy’s Hard area – then it is a 6/10 minute walk.

By Car: If you are traveling by car, you can take the A32 from Fareham or the M27 motorway to Junction 11 and follow the signs for Gosport. Once you reach Gosport, follow the signs for Priddy’s Hard, and you should be able to find parking in the area.

A quick glance at Priddy's Hard story...

The history behind the gates of RNAD Priddy’s Hard were kept sealed since 1750 and only in 1977 was the life of the Depot allowed to be told. The site was purchased by an act from King George III in 1750 and the Board of Ordnance purchased 40 acres of agricultural land from Jane Priddy and a Fareham Vicar, Thomas Missing. The agricultural land also comprised of a boatyard–thus giving birth to Priddy’s Hard.



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