A luxury hotel built from a defense fortress in WW1? You read that right! Located in the Solent, the strait located between the mainland of England and the Isle of Wight, “No Man’s Fort” is a hotel and event venue like no other.
Three Forts, Spitbank Fort, No Man’s Fort and Horse Sand Fort were commissioned by British Prime Minister Lord Henry Palmerston in the late 1800’s due to the feared invasion by the French. However, due to the length of time it took to build the forts, the threat had passed by the time the construction was completed. In World War One, the Forts were used as a line of defense against the smaller fleets of ships trying to slip through the heavy defenses. And they came into their own during World War Two as defenses for the Portsmouth dockyard and the approaching sea channels. The Forts were then decommissioned and left empty and unused for many years.
Spitbank Fort was restored and converted into a museum in the 1980’s and further work was done in 2009 converting it into a small luxury hotel. Horse Sand Fort has been converted into a living museum and No Man’s Fort now stands as a grand luxury hotel and event venue.
The possibilities for group events at No Man’s Fort are only limited by your imagination. Your guests will catch their first glimpse of the magnificent structure on the ferry ride from Portsmouth Harbour to No Man’s Fort. And they will be amazed at the size of structure as they disembark at the Fort. With 15 foot granite walls and armour plating, the forts are a true testament to the skill of Victoria engineering. The Ferry is not the only way to access No Man’s Fort – a Helipad is also available. Whether you stay in one of the 22 magnificent guestrooms and suites or enjoy an exclusive event in one of the 5 spectacular event spaces, your attendees will be truly wowed by this unique experience.
Contact Dragonfly Meeting Solutions Inc. for more information on No Man’s Fort and how you can incorporate it into your next event in the United Kingdom.