Fareham is at the north-west tip of Portsmouth Harbour, between Portsmouth and Southampton.
Fareham is home to Ferneham Hall, a multi purpose venue with a capacity of over 700. The hall opened in 1982 and has hosted live music, theatre shows, comedy, pantomimes and conventions.
The Ashcroft Arts Centre, on Osborn Road, has a 150-seat theatre, a gallery, a dance/music studio and a fully licensed bar. It offers a varied programme of events including films, theatre, comedy and workshops.
The pedestrianised area of West Street, in the town centre, is home to a permanent exhibition of the work of 12 blacksmith artists celebrating the achievements of Henry Cort, the 18th century ‘man of iron’ who pioneered the iron refining process at Funtley near Fareham. The puddled wrought iron sculptures are themed on Fareham’s market town history and the exhibition is the largest of its type in Britain.
The village of Wickham, 3 miles north of Fareham, is host to the annual Wickham Festival. The first festival was held from 3–6 August 2006 in the Community Centre and environs. Artists performing included Spiers and Boden, Richard Thompson, Shooglenifty, Sparks, Oysterband, Steeleye Span and The Larry Love Showband. After briefly moving to Stokes Bay in 2008 and 2009, the festival returned to Wickham in 2010, and has since featured James Blunt, 10CC, Lightning Seeds, KT Tunstall, Steve Earle and Jools Holland.
Fareham has a hockey club, which play at Henry Cort Community College. They are currently in the Men's Conference West Division.
Fareham enjoy close access to a thriving Tennis Club in nearby Wickham, many of the Club members are Farehamites,https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/WickhamCommunityTennisClub.
Fareham has a Non-League football club, Fareham Town F.C., which plays at Cams Alders.
It also has a cricket club, Fareham and Crofton, which plays at Bath Lane.
The town also has a Rugby Union club, Fareham Heathens, which plays at Cams Alders.
There is a competitive swimming club, Fareham Nomads Swimming Club (FNSC), that is affiliated to the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA), ASA South East Region and Hampshire County ASA (HCASA). The Club was formed in 1974 before there was a public swimming pool in Fareham. Due to the lack of a home pool the club took its name because in the early days it led a 'nomadic' existence, using various pools throughout the area for training until 1980 when Fareham Leisure Centre was opened. Since then, the Club has grown considerably and today has a membership of around 250 children, young adults and masters swimmers.
Additionally, it also has a tchoukeball club based at Fareham Academy called Fareham Rhinos.
Places of interest
- Portchester Castle
- Titchfield Abbey and The Tithe Barn
- Westbury Manor Museum
- Fort Fareham
- Bursledon Brickworks - the last surviving Victorian steam-powered brickworks
- Titchfield Canal - Britain's second-oldest man-made waterway
- Fareham High Street - historic Georgian buildings
- Fareham Shopping Centre - Medium-sized shopping centre
Titchfield Haven National Park
Hill Head Beach
Funkidories Play Centre
Last year most property sales in Fareham involved detached properties which sold for on average £430,567. Semi-detached properties sold for an average price of £285,405, while terraced properties fetched £248,138.
Fareham, with an overall average price of £300,228 was more expensive than nearby Knowle (£229,222), but was cheaper than Titchfield (£316,233) and Titchfield Common (£316,960).
During the last year, sold prices in Fareham were 7% up on the previous year and 18% up on 2015 when the average house price was £255,331.
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24/7 Fitness Fareham
Fareham Leisure Centre
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Fareham Shopping Centre is the south coast’s family shopping destination, with everything you need right on your doorstep. With so many big name stores, including Debenhams, M&S, Boots, Next and The Fragrance Shop along with a range of Cafés and Restaurants, you really are spoilt for choice. What's more, our indoor shopping malls are all on one level and with regular transport links this gives ease of access for everyone, whatever the weather.
Whiteley Fareham has been transformed into a shopping centre with a difference. Created as a natural environment with open spaces and public art, Whiteley offers the best mix of the high street including M&S, Topshop, H&M, River Island and Next among its 65 stores, so you'll always find that perfect something. Whiteley are hosts to six new restaurants and a nine-screen cinema. The restaurants include Nando's, Five Guys, Pizza Express, Coast to Coast, Dim t and Wildwood Kitchen.
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