The lively market town of Fareham lies halfway between the cities of Southampton and Portsmouth. It combines a High Street made up of characterful, historical buildings and a modern pedestrianised central shopping area. Boasting around 300 shops, plentiful cafes, restaurants and pubs, a wide range of business services and a lively entertainment scene, there is plenty to enjoy. Within easy access of the motorway, the town offers a great mix of modern attractions with an important historical architectural background.
Fareham offers one of the best traditional open-air markets in the region. Up to 50 stalls can be found in West Street precinct every Monday throughout the year, from 9am to 3pm (including all public holidays).
The town has been hosting its own independent Farmers' Markets since 1998, located in West Street precinct. At these well-established and popular markets you'll find up to 40 local farmers selling their freshly grown produce on the first Saturday of the month throughout the year (from 9am to 2pm). There are also special seasonal Farmers' Markets on Easter Saturday and the Saturday before Christmas.
These are held annually on the second Saturday in May and June in West Street. These popular markets draw big crowds who like to purchase the pick of the season's plants from local growers.
A bright and airy undercover shopping centre offering approximately 80 high street names, including Boots, Debenhams and Next.
A number of events are held throughout the year in the town centre and details can be found on the Fareham Town Centre website.
Wetland nature reserve with varied habitats including river, marshland and scrapes. Excellent birdwatching with easy access to 8 viewing hides. Good views of other wildlife including deer, foxes, and wetland...