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Postcode: PO13 | code search
Population: 7200
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Lee-on-the-Solent lies 4 miles west of Portsmouth, the area was known as La Ligh in the 13th century and Lye in the C15th. It is not to be found in the Domesday Book, but was held by Count Alan of Brittany some time after the Conquest. The manor passed through several hands until 1540 when Sir Thomas Wriothesley was in dispute with a Walter Chandler, Walter complained to the Privy Council that Sit Thomas had taken the manor without paying for it. The Council heard the complaint and found it to be wholly unfounded and Chandler was ordered to make an apology and pay restitution (no surprise really, Sir Thomas was Henry VIII`s Chancellor!) The modern town of Lee-on-the-Solent sprang from the development of the area by Charles Robinson and his father John who between 1884 & 1894 established a holiday resort on the banks of the Solent. They layed out Marine Parade, a Pier and several large red bricked villas; the railway arrived in 1894 although the line closed in 1931. In 1935 the Lee Tower, an Art Deco complex, was built complete with cinema, ballroom restaurant and a 120 foot tower with a viewing platform. The foreign holiday boom of the 1960`s/70`s saw a gradual decline in the towns fortunes; the pier was demolished in 1958 and the tower in 1971. However, the area has picked itself up over the last decade thanks largely to the "Gray Pound", several developments have been built mainly retirement homes and flats. There is a thriving Sailing Club with a club house commanding fine views across the Solent to the Isle of Wight or sit and enjoy a Sundowner whilst watching the ships and boats travel to and from Southampton.


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Leeward House Guest House (0.19 miles)

Leeward House Guest House
Leeward House 4 star, Silver Award..Excellent Home from home service... Rooms decorated to a high standard..En Suite & Private facility...All rooms double / twin /available single occupancy...Ground floor Family room ... Tea/Coffee ...Hair dryer ...Flat ... More | visit website
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The Manor Hotel (2.13 miles)

The Manor Hotel
Where all the guests are made welcome whether you are here for business or pleasure. We are close to Fareham,Gosport and the ferry to Portsmouth and our quality accommodation consists of 12 rooms , 11 of ... More | visit website
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Windbrake House (2.30 miles)

Windbrake House
Windbrake House is an intimate, luxury boutique bed and breakfast. Located in the charming village of Alverstoke, Gosport. Close to Portsmouth and within easy reach of its Historic Dockyard and Gunwharf Quays designer shopping outlet ... More | visit website
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Alverbank Country House Hotel (2.84 miles)

Alverbank Country House Hotel
A warm welcome awaits you at the Alverbank Country House Hotel. The Alverbank House was built in 1842 and now, as it was 150 years ago, the hotel is an ideal retreat to unwind at ... More | visit website
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Acorn Lodge B&B (3.20 miles)

Acorn Lodge B&B
Acorn Lodge B&B is located in a residential area, yet within walking distance of the town centre. This is a budget hotel offering an excellent value for money and it is on the bus route. Our rooms ... More | visit website
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TravelRest - Fareham (3.51 miles)

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With historical Portsmouth (home to the Royal Navy and HMS Victory)and the sea faring capital, Southampton within a few miles, TravelRest Fareham is in ... More

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Red Lion Hotel (3.66 miles)

Red Lion Hotel

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Near the centre of Farehem, this beautiful Grade II Listed former coaching inn has a bar, restaurant and free access to the nearby LA Fitness Centre (with swimming pool). The Red Lion ... More

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Holiday Inn Fareham Solent (4.07 miles)

Holiday Inn Fareham Solent

The Holiday Inn Fareham – Solent is conveniently situated just outside of Fareham, between the cities of Southampton and Portsmouth and backing on to Hampshire’s Meon Valley. Located in a quiet grassy area, the Fareham ... More | visit website

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Keppels Head Hotel (4.22 miles)

Keppels Head Hotel

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Ideally situated midway between the Historic Dockyard and Gunwharf Quays,both being just 200 yards away.Directly opposite the harbour rail and bus station.5 minute drive to the continental ferry port.Just 200 ... More

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The Royal Maritime Club (4.28 miles)

The Royal Maritime Club
Just a few hundred metres from Gunwharf Quays and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, the hotel offers free Wi-Fi, comfortable en suite rooms and a swimming pool, spa and steam room. The Royal Maritime Club has a superb ... More | visit website

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