Spitbank Fort: mid-Victorian fortress island turned into a hotel


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ur, Portsmouth - you ever been there Cory?

It's a nice idea, but it looks really tacky, pseudo-luxury, with the coloured LEDs and cheap imitation furniture. The bedrooms look like a tart's boudoir.


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So it's a luxury hotel that has absolutely no attractions you can walk to? Sort of like a cruise ship that doesn't go anywhere. I guess it has some novelty, although it seems somewhat impractical as a hotel location.


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The promo video is so earnest.

Very bold writing "Spit" on the bottles of water.


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It's changed a bit since I visited it in the summer of 83 with my then girlfiend. It had just opened as a museum. We heard tales from the owners about what it was like for them living there in the winter, the wind blows the rain through the smallest gaps. Great place to explore!


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There are in fact three such forts in Portsmouth estury mouth. One (Horse sand) is a museum, one (No mans land) has been a luxury Hotel for quite some time (and was my Z-day survival, long term zone, for the past 5 years and
the last is Spitbank.


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There is already one in the No Mans Land fort (one of the twin forts to this in the area),, though I think it has been for sale since before this one was bought, but I may be long about that last.


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I suspect you may be thinking of Horse Sand fort a twin of this one in the same area that was converted to a time capsule museum.


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Oh, I know the area well, I lived in Eastney for a couple of years and Gosport even longer. Horse Sand may be a museum now but back in the mid 80s it was derelict and Spitbank was the museum. However it didn't work out for the owners.


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