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Archaeological evidence suggests that Fareham has been occupied since Roman times. By the 12th century Fareham consisted of a small rural settlement around the church, the churchyard being used for the market. Later the market was moved to the southern end of the High Street and this location can still be identified by the island block of buildings which closes the High Street. The town became a prosperous marketing centre and port, and during the 18th century many naval officers moved here, building the many fine Georgian houses. Particularly pleasing is the series of buildings which follows the curve of the High Street.

Tourist and Other Information sources


Local Tourist Information

Local Information Point

Local Council

Westbury Manor Museum,
West Street,
Hampshire PO16 0JJ

Telephone: (01329) 221342

Fareham Library,
Osbourne Road,
Hampshire PO16 7EN

Telephone: (01329) 282715

Fareham Borough Council,
Civic Offices, Civic Way,
Hampshire PO16 7PP

Telephone: (01329) 236100

Parking in Fareham

There are 19 public car parks in Fareham. All within easy walking distance to the town centre. The Tourist Information Office is located within the Westbury Manor Museum, West Street in the town centre.


There are many places to eat in Fareham ranging from fast food, cafes, pubs to restaurants.

Access by Public Transport

Fareham has a BR Station (service from Southampton, Portsmouth, Winchester and Guildford. Public Bus Services operate to Fareham from Portsmouth, Gosport, Southampton and Winchester.