Win a luxury two-night stay at Solent Forts

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You and a guest could win a two-night stay being wined and dined on the luxury island retreat, Spitbank Fort. 

Day one will experience the delights and privacy of Spitbank Fort, an eight-bedroom, premium hotel. You will be transferred across to Spitbank in a private rib from Gunwharf Quays at midday.

You will receive a glass of champagne on arrival with a tour of the fort taking place at 1pm. From 2pm, lunch will be served in the Mess Hall.

Before relaxing in the hot tub and exploring the fort at your own leisure, you will be able to check-in to your Admiral Suite, where a bottle of Champagne awaits your arrival.

From 8pm, your private dining experience will begin with a six-course taster menu.

The evening will conclude with a seat by the fire pit on the top deck.

Day two will introduce you to the delights of No Man’s Fort. The bigger of the two forts with 22 spacious bedrooms. After breakfast on Spitbank you will have a few hours to relax before catching the boat to No Man’s at 12.30.

Before experiencing a three-course lunch, the fort tour will take place at 1pm. Lunch will take place from 2pm before you tackle the on-board Escape Room. Opening in April 2019, you will be one of the first guests aiming to break out of the escape room.

It will then be back out on to the water for an exhilarated Rib ride around Horse Sand Fort. The third fort that remains in a derelict state. The rib will drop you off at Spitbank in time for dinner.

A four-course dinner will be served in the Mess Hall from 8pm and where you will be able share your stories with other guests. Your final night will take in the delights of the top deck in front of the firepit once again. Hot Chocolate and possibly a few marshmallows added for good measure.

A good night’s sleep and you’ll be back before you know it with your boat arriving back at Gunwharf Quays for midday.

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Terms and Conditions

  1.  Open to United Kingdom aged 18 or over only, except employees of the Promoter, News Corp UK & Ireland Limited, and their associated, affiliated or subsidiary companies, their families, agents or any other person(s) connected with the competition, including third party promotional partners.
  2. This competition is only open to Times Subscribers.
  3. Competition closes at 23:59 GMT on May 5 2019 (the “Closing Date”). Entries received after the Closing Date will not be counted.
  4. One entry per person. Bulk, automatically generated or third party entries are void.
  5. To enter you must click ‘Enter competition’ button.
  6. There is one winner and one prize. 
  7. The winners will be selected at random from all valid entries for this competition received before the Closing Date.
  8. Winners will be notified by email or using the other contact details provided by the winner within seven days after the Closing Date. All reasonable endeavours will be made to contact the winner during the specified time. If a winner cannot be contacted or is not available, the Promoter reserves the right to re-draw another winner from the valid/correct entries that were received before the Closing Date.
  9. Solent Forts is a weather dependent venue and can cancel at short notice. Usually 24-48 hours. No children under the age of 17 and advise against anyone visiting the fort with a disability due to restrictive access and nature of the forts layout.
  10.  The offer must be redeemed within 12 months.
  11.  It is the responsibility of the prize winner to ensure they have a valid passport and travel insurance 
  12.  The winners may be required to participate in reasonable publicity relating to this Competition.
  13.   The promoter of this competition is Times Newspapers Limited (publishers of The Times and The Sunday Times) (the “Promoter”).
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