Spitbank Fort: mid-Victorian fortress island turned into a hotel


Spitbank Fort is an offshore island fortress built in the mid-Victorian to help protect Portsmouth. It's been renovated by some savvy hoteliers who've turned it into a luxury hotel and conference centre, and it's all rather gorgeous. You can book the whole thing for retreats, weddings, etc, or just book an individual room.

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  1. So it's a luxury hotel that has absolutely no attractions you can walk to? Sort of like a cruise ship that doesn't go anywhere. I guess it has some novelty, although it seems somewhat impractical as a hotel location.

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