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With Oringins as Saxon village called Ferne Ham, Fareham is located on the south coast roughly in the center of South Hampshire. An established market town, with a small Port, Fareham is situated between the larger cities of Southampton and Portsmouth, it gives its name to the borough which along with the town comprises the villages of Boarhunt, Portchester and Southwick and Widley, to the N.E and E, Locks Heath, Titchfield, and Warsash to the N and N.W, and Stubbington and Hill Head, to the S.W. Directly to the south of the town is the borough of Gosport, a separate borough. The M27 travels east to west to the north of the town, providing easy access to the rest of the Southen hampshire road network.

Fareham Tourist Attractions

Fareham’s local museum, Westbury Manor doubles as the town's tourist infomation center, and is set in a fabulous Georgian building, in the center of town the museum provides regular exhibitions all year round.

Fort Nelson is home to the Royal Armouries national collection of artillery. The Victorian Fort has undergone substantial redevelopment to create an outstanding museum, and a State-of-the-art education center.

Titchfield Abbey On the outskirts of the village of Titchfield are the ruins of a 13th century Premonstratensian abbey, founded in 1232 by Peter des Roches the abbey of St Mary and St John the Evangelist was for Premonstratensian canons, an order founded at Prémontré in France.

Titchfield Haven National Nature Reserve, is situated on the coast. Titchfield Haven is an area of marshland around the estuary of The River Meon, near by is a small harbour and beach front.

Swanwick Lakes Center and Wildlife Reserve has been managed as a wildlife reserve by Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust since 1991 with funding from site owners NATS. The flooded clay pits, woodland and meadow provide a mixture of habitats for wildlife on this 89 acre former clay extraction site for Bursledon Brickworks

Bursledon Brickworks closed as a working brickworks in 1974. Half of the site was sold by the owners, becoming the location of Swanwick Nature Reserve and the air traffic control center. The remaining brickworks, became disused and fell into disrepair. in 2007 the buildings were converted into an industrial museum.

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