Fareham is a market town in Hampshire, situated on the north west edge of Portsmouth Harbour. It sits on the Solent coast between Portsmouth and Southampton and is surrounded by the stunning Hampshire countryside. Whether you're after a rural or coastal bed and breakfast Fareham has much to offer.
The town is filled with beautiful Georgian buildings and, if old buildings fascinate you, it's time to book a bed and breakfast in Fareham. There are over 450 listed buildings in the area, ranging in era and style from historic sights to timber framed houses, quaint cottages and traditional churches.
To hear more about the area's heritage, visit the Westbury Manor Museum. It depicts the history of the local area through regular exhibitions and collections of artefacts that are over 9000 years old. Titchfield Abbey is an old 13th Century abbey, that was later converted into a Tudor mansion, and Porchester Castle in nearby Portchester is a Roman fort that was built in the 3rd century.
With your thirst for old buildings and Fareham's history thoroughly quenched, it's time to take in some fresh air and get back to nature. Within easy reach of your Fareham b and b lays Holly Hill Woodland Park. It is set in 35 hectares of woodland leading down to the River Hamble and there are some interesting walking trails through the park. Titchfield Haven National Nature Reserve is made up of wetlands and untouched landscapes, and offers visitors a chance to explore estuaries and indulge in some bird spotting. In winter, ducks seek refuge here and you can follow a network of boardwalks and paths to ensure you move through the area without disturbing any of its inhabitants.
For a cheap coastal B&B Fareham is ideal. Just a short drive will take you to the coast and Hill Head Beach offers jet skiing, sailing and other watersports and makes a great family day out. You can also venture into nearby Portsmouth and spend a day exploring the town and harbour area. Fareham has lots to offer both in and around the town - book a getaway and discover it all for yourself.