Peter Ashley Activity Centre – Fort Purbrook
The forts on the hill above Portsmouth were originally built to keep Napoleon at bay. A couple of them have, in recent years, been put to more peaceful but energetic use! Run by Peter Ashley Activity Centres, you can take part in sports such as archery, rifle shooting, judo, karate, wall climbing and horse riding.
There are also guided tours of these fascinating forts, whose existence serves to remind us that we've been under siege from invaders for a lot of our history. They are part of the same defence system as the forts you will see out in the Solent.