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Gosport is a small town that sits on a peninsula in Hampshire. Historically the town was an important part of the UK’s naval defences along with nearby Portsmouth. Today it is a bustling and vibrant town with many architectural landmarks that recall its past, such as Fort Brockhurst, Fort Gilkicker, Fort Monckton and Fort Blockhouse. The town also has three marinas: Royal Clarence, Gosport Marina and Haslar Marina.
Shipping services and the construction industry are two of Gosport’s larger employers. There are also many serviced offices housing other types of businesses as well. This includes accounting firms, computer support firms, marketing consultants and healthcare professionals. In Gosport you will also find the headquarters of STS Defence, an innovative engineering and manufacturing services provider operating in the defence, security, aerospace and marine markets. The Oakleaf Brewery is also located in the town.
Entertainment And Dining Out
There are a number of options available on the entertainment front such as the International Festival of the Sea, which brings in thousands of people from all parts of the world. Brune Park Community College is a major venue for the performing arts as well as live-music while ClubV is a live music venue with a lively atmosphere. Gosport is great for those looking to eat out with places serving everything from Asian to European cuisine. There is Bangladeshi cuisine served at New Bengal, British dishes at Hardy’s, authentic Italian at Sapori and great Chinese food at Great Wall.
Gosport is among the few large towns in England that do not have railway connectivity. It does, however, boast an extensive water-transport network running from Gosport Pontoon to Portsmouth Harbour, where you will find the nearest railway station. The road network in Gosport provides the main transport access around this peninsular town and a number of bus and coach services serve the area along with local taxi companies.