Local Attractions in and around Gosport
St Vincent College - 1.39 miles
St Vincent College is a sixth form college in Gosport, Hampshire. It opened in September 1987 and current has around 1,100 full time students on roll and a similar number of part time students. The college offers a wide range of courses, including more than 40 AS and A levels, GCSEs, BTEC, OCR and City & Guilds.
Fort Brockhurst - Hampshire - 2.14 miles
Designed in the 19th century, this fort was built to protect Portsmouth with its formidable fire power. Largely unaltered, the parade ground, gun ramps and moated keep can all be viewed. The fort is also available for private hire.
International College Portsmouth - 2.77 miles
International College Portsmouth (ICP) is situated in the centre of a beautiful and cosmopolitan South Coast city and provides pathway courses for international students wishing to study at the University of Portsmouth. Situated in the centre of the campus, ICP is an associate college of the University and, upon successful completion of their ICP studies, all students have guaranteed progression to a University of Portsmouth degree course.
ICP provides expert teaching in small classes and subjects currently offered include Business, Engineering, Law, Science, Mathematics, Computing and Creative Technologies.
Portsmouth Centre - 2.91 miles
Portsmouth has been home to the Royal Navy for over five hundred years. The historic dockyard contains Nelson's flagship HMS Victory alongside HMS Warrior, the first iron clad battleship. The Royal Naval Museum has the remains of Henry VIII's warship the Mary Rose, which was raised from the seabed in 1982. It was also in Portsmouth that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created the world renowned detective "Sherlock Holmes". Portsmouth is also host to the continental Ferry Port. No visit to Southern England is complete without a fun day out at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
Southsea Castle - Hampshire - 3.06 miles
Southsea Castle was built by Henry VIII between 1544 and 1545 to protect Portsmouth against possible French invasion. Its revolutionary design provided for the most efficient use of guns in attack or defence now that artillery dominated warfare. In the early 19th century, the castle was substantially altered to accommodate extra guns and a larger garrison of 200 men. The most significant addition of this period was an underground tunnel around the moat, which you can still enter. The castle was only withdrawn from active service in 1960. In our amazing Time Tunnel the Ghost of the Castle's first master gunner guides you through the most dramatic scenes from the castle's eventful history.
Ice-College - 3.1 miles
I.C.E. is a professional, modern and friendly language college offering courses to all ages, levels and course requirements with 2 centres in the UK (South of England) and 1 centre in USA (Boston). Highly qualified teachers offer modern teaching methods to small group classes guaranteeing an improvement at all levels. Self study resources and computer facilities are available for student use. Warm and friendly staff are always available to meet all your needs and make sure your stay in England and the USA is one to remember.
Location of Windbrake House and Places to Visit
Windbrake House is situated at the end of Palmerston Way, a quiet residential close, a few metres from Stokes Bay seafront and adjacent to the lovely Stanley Park . We are just ten minutes walk to Alverstoke village centre with a choice of local shops and a traditional pub, restaurants and charming tea room.
Stokes Bay has a lovely promenade with a cafe, Pebbles Fish & Wine bar and Stokes Bay Sailing Club and with constantly changing views of the Isle of Wight and the maritime traffic using the Solent there is always something new to see and enjoy.
The beach is suitable for recreation, with people enjoying swimming, sailing, jet skiing, windsurfing, canoeing and waterskiing throughout the year.
If you take a gentle walk along the bay you will discover many interesting historic places including Fort Gilkicker, a Victorian fort constructed to defend Stokes Bay and several historical houses. Windbrake House has its own place in Stokes Bay’s history. It was commandeered by the MOD and was designated as part of “HMS Porcupine” during the Second World War. It was from Windbrake House that the MOD orchestrating the construction and transportation of the ‘Mulberry’ Harbours from Stokes Bay during the D-Day landings.
Gosport town centre and its ferry terminus is less than 2 miles away, with ferries running every few minutes into Portsmouth www.gosportferry.co.uk.
Other attractions in Gosport include the popular markets held every Tuesday and Saturday. Museums include the Royal Navy Submarine museum, the museum of navel warfare Explosion! and the Hovercraft museum .
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is a great day out. You can visit The Mary Rose, HMS Victory, HMS Warrior, Action Stations, the Royal Navy Museum and take a Harbour Boat Tour.
Love shopping? Then pop over to Gunwharf Quays, a retail shopping outlet with a great range of shops, restaurants and leisure facilities including a 14 screen cinema, a Bowling complex, a comedy club and night club. And while you are there, don’t forget to go up the Spinnaker Tower and enjoy the breathtaking views of the South Coast.