LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION...
Fortitude Cottage is ideally located as all the attractions of Portsmouth and Southsea are within walking distance such as, maritime England on your doorstep, with the ships, HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and HMS Mary Rose, all the Royal Naval museums and the Royal Marines museum. Other attractions include Gunwharf Quays, Spinnaker Tower, Southsea Castle and Charles Dickens birthplace. The Round Tower, Square Tower, Fort Nelson, Submarine Museum and Portchester Castle.
A charming family run guest house overlooking the quayside in the heart of Old Portsmouth.
Built on the site of a 16th century cottage destroyed during the 2nd war and named after an 18th century warship. Immaculately maintained bedrooms and bathrooms are decorated in delicate pastel shades and a beamed breakfast room with views over the water.
Fortitude Cottage has won ''Britain in Bloom'' awards for her window boxes and hanging baskets; and Heartbeat'' for healthy food choices.
To walk through Old Portsmouth today, with its cobbled streets, charming pubs and restaurants is a walk through maritime history. Narrow side streets and old fortitfications reveal a medieval community huddled together within town walls.Much still remains to entrigue.
For over 800 years every English monarch with the exception of Mary Tudor, passed down the ancient High Street. It was in these streets that press gangs roamed seeking new recruits for the Navy, and where sailors took their ease, as sailors will! Standing proudly at the corner of Broad Street and High Street, the Square Tower was the official residence of the towns military governor.