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Explosives Museum, Stokes Bay & the Isle of Wight in Gosport, U.K.

Best things to do in Gosport UK - Tim Heale - HMS Warrior in Portsmouth Harbor by Piotr Guzik on Unsplash

The HMS Warrior in Portsmouth Harbor. Photo by Piotr Guzik on Unsplash.

I’m really excited to interview Tim Heale of The Tim Heale Podcasts about Gosport, U.K. Tim’s tips for the best things to do in Gosport are awesome because he retired from the British Army and loves to sail. He moved to Gosport in 2018 to enjoy sailing, exploring local history, and being around the British military.

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Best things to do in Gosport United Kingdom - Tim Heale - Clayhall Road Naval and Turkish Cementary

Clayhall Road Naval and Turkish Cementary

Gosport, U.K.

We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Discover Gosport, the local visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.

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Best things to do in Gosport United Kingdom - Tim Heale - View of Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight by Richard Brooker-Protheroe on Unsplash

View of Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight. Photo by Richard Brooker-Protheroe on Unsplash.

Getting around Gosport

The local airport is Southampton Airport (SOU), which is about a 35-minute drive to the downtown area. A water taxi and the Gosport ferry are fun and convenient ways to get across the bay to Gosport.

If you fly into London, taking a train to Portsmouth is one of the best options if you don’t want to rent a car. For people who prefer to rent a car, these are the best offers from Avis, Budget, or Hertz.

Best things to do in Gosport United Kingdom - Tim Heale - Gosport Ferry Terminal

Gosport Ferry Terminal

Places we talked about on the podcast

Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Tim Heale about Gosport, U.K. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.

  • Red dots = best places to eat in Gosport, U.K.
  • Green dots = best things to do in Gosport, U.K.
  • Yellow dots = best places to stay in Gosport, U.K.

Who is Tim Heale?

Tim Heale spent most of his adult life under the Colours in the British Army from being an infantry soldier to being an experienced PSYOPS Operator on 7 operational deployments, which provided some awesome opportunities. He played a lot of rugby and his position was at scrum-half. Tim skied telemark and competed several times at the British Telemark Championships. He was a Hang Gliding Instructor and played American Football for the Milton Keynes Pioneers. Tim is a reasonably-experienced offshore sailor and has owned 3 boats and sailed around the U.K. with his wife and Artie, the ship’s cat.

He spent his last 8 years in the Army as a Unit Welfare Officer for London Central Garrison. And Tim took part in all the Ceremonial duties in London during that time. Now, he’s retired and spends his time podcasting and vlogging about the committees of the Portsmouth & Gosport History Group and Hornet Services Sailing Club. His third podcast season is all about Ordinary People’s Extraordinary Lives. The idea is to leave a legacy for future generations so they will know what life was like in our times. Imagine if you died without telling your life story, it would be lost forever. Series five of his podcast is a chat about anything and everything, where nothing is off the table. Tim hosts a live stream on a Thirsty Thursday from 7 pm until 9 pm GMT every week.

Best things to do in Gosport United Kingdom - Tim Heale podcast and vlog

Tim Heale ready to podcast and vlog

Here are a few of his podcasts:

You can connect with Tim on his website and on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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View of carriers from a ferry

Stay tuned for our next episode

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1 Comment

  1. What a great place to visit

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