Seaside town near London with 70,000 inhabitants but strangely no train station

One of the most popular modes of transport in the UK is to take the train, especially for those who want to avoid road traffic!

However, this cheaper and more comfortable way of travel sometimes may not be for everyone.

This is true. Gosport in South Hampshire doesn’t even have a train station for residents.

Gosport Harbor viewed from the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth.

According to Wikipedia, Gosport is “the UK’s largest city without an operational train station.”

The town mainly thrives on maritime transportation methods like the Gosport Ferry.

Despite this lack of transportation, Gosport is still a fascinating place to visit for a day trip.

The town is home to interactive museums and World War II.

Submarine ‘Alliance’ dominates marina in South Hampshire’s Gosport

Sticking to museums, the town is home to the Diving Museum, which was voted one of the six best family-friendly museums in the UK in 2015.

There you can discover all about underwater sports and even look at the diving equipment used by James Bond!

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A visitor on TripAdvisor said: “The museum is run by ex-divers who have preserved their diving heritage and listened to their stories and passion, making it special. Worth a visit!”

Gosport also showcases some very impressive coastal scenery, with 24 miles of coast and beach spots.

Take a quick stroll to Stokes Bay, where there are special swimming areas for children and waterfront cafes.

Away from the beach, there’s no shortage of great places to eat in Gosport.

Warships moored in Gosport Harbor

If you want to pamper yourself with a delicious afternoon tea, head to Lakeside Cafe and Bar.

The name gives it away as you will be sitting in a beautiful setting overlooking two lakes and an abundance of swans.

There is also an independent cocktail bar with over 50 cocktails on the menu. Check out Three Cocktail Bar while you can!

Despite not having a train station to use, Gosport is still a thriving and vibrant town to visit with plenty of attractions for everyone.

To learn more: Visit Hampshire

How to get there

Train: London Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbor (1 hour 35 minutes)

Bus: (2 hours) London Victoria Coach Station to Portsmouth, The Hard

By car: From London Victoria (1 hour 37 minutes)

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