Hampshire Attractions

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Hampshire Map and Attractions

Scale: It is 51 miles from Havant to Basingstoke and 73 miles from Fordingbridge to Haslemere.

Ferries Ferry Ports indicated are Portsmouth and Southampton.

Airports Airport indicated is Southampton International.

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Attraction 1 - The New Forest Otter, Owl and Wildlife Conservation Park, Longdown, Ashurst, Southampton. SO40 4UH. Tel: 023 8029 2408. ottersandowls.co.uk.
Attraction 2 - The Watercress Line, The Railway Station, Alresford, Hampshire SO24 9JG. Tel: 01962 733810. watercressline.co.uk.
Attraction 3 - National Motor Museum, John Montagu Building, Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7ZN. Tel : 01590 612345. nationalmotormuseum.co.uk.
Attraction 4 - Winchester Cathedral, The Cathedral Office, 1 The Close, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9LS. Tel: 01962 857200. winchester-cathedral.org.uk.
Attraction 5 - The Camberley Theatre, Knoll Road, Camberley, Surrey GU15 3SY. Box Office: 01276 707600.

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Visitor attractions and information - Aldershot

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Attractions The Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces Museum, Browning Barracks, ALDERSHOT, Hants GU11 2BU. Tel: 01252 349619. The history of those who fought as part of Airborne Forces is realistically portrayed in their Museum in Aldershot. The Museum is located in Browning Barracks, Aldershot just off the A325 Farnborough – Farnham Road and easily recognised by the Dakota aeroplane in front of it. Location: On the outskirts of Aldershot.

Airborne Forces Museum

Attractions Farnham Castle, Castle Hill, Farnham, Surrey GU9 0AG. The keep is managed by English Heritage and is open to the public. Long a residence of the wealthy bishops of Winchester. Charges apply. About 3 miles south of Aldershot.

Farnham Castle

Attractions Yateley Common Country Park. 476 acres of heathland, woods, grassland and ponds, some of which is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Fishing is a popular pastime here. About 5 miles north of Aldershot.

Yateley Common Country Park

Attractions Birdworld, Holt Pound, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 4LD. Tel : 01420 22140. Penguin feeding, Heron Theatre, Safari Rides, Birds of Prey tours, Play Areas and more. www.birdworld.co.uk. About 6 miles south of Aldershot.

Birdworld

Attractions The Camberley Theatre, Knoll Road, Camberley, Surrey GU15 3SY. Box Office: 01276 707600. Camberley Theatre offers an exciting programme of arts and entertainment. There is something to suit all tastes with drama, music, stand-up comedy, children's shows, film screenings and workshops. The theatre also produces a highly successful pantomime. camberleytheatre.biz. About 6 miles north of Aldershot.

Camberley Theatre

Aldershot hotels

Visitor attractions and information - Andover

Attractions Andover Leisure Centre Tel: 01264 - 324144

Attractions Andover Museum, 6, Church Close, Andover. Tel: 01264 - 366283 Andover Museum is situated close to the town centre in a grade II listed building.

Andover Museum

AttractionsDever Springs, Barton Stacy, Nr Andover, Hampshire, SO21 3NP. Tel: 01264 720592. The fishery comprises two spring fed lakes totalling six acres and a half a mile stretch of the River Dever. Services available at Dever include tuition, corporate events and above else, a memorable and enjoyable day out. www.deversprings.com. Location: About 5 miles east of Andover.

AttractionsFinkley Down Farm Park, Andover, Hampshire, SP11 6NF. Tel: 01264 352195 Finkley Down Farm Park is a family run children's farm with all the character of a traditional farm but in a safe, secure, friendly environment. Finkley Down Farm Park is a member of the National Association of Farms for Schools. www.finkleydownfarm.co.uk. Location: On the outskirts of Andover.

Finkley Down Farm Park

Attractions Off Road Motivations, Leisure House, Salisbury Road, Andover, Hampshire, SP11 7DN. Tel: 01264 710080. Off Road Driving, Quad Bike Riding, Archery, Shooting, Reverse Steer Challenges and an exciting 6x6 Driving Experience.www.offroadmotivations.co.uk. Location: On the outskirts of Andover.

Off Road Motivations

Attractions Karting For Fun, 282 Weyhill Road, Andover. Tel: 0870-6000 601. Andover circuit is an indoor circuit with an overall length of 450 metres. The minimum age requirement is 8 years.

 Karting For Fun

AttractionsWhitchurch Silk Mill, 28 Winchester Street, Whitchurch, Nr Andover, Hampshire, RG28 7AL. Tel: 01256 892065. A working museum open to the public, the mill produces high quality silks to order for theatrical costume, interior designers and historic houses. www.whitchurchsilkmill.org.uk. Location: About 4 miles north east of Andover.

Whitchurch Silk Mill

AttractionsThe Hawk Conservancy & Country Park, Weyhill, Andover. Tel: 01264 772252. Our attractions include: more than 200 Birds of Prey including Hawks, Falcons, Eagles, Owls, Vultures, Secretary Birds and Herons.

The Hawk Conservancy & Country Park

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Visitor attractions and information - Alton

Attractions Birdworld, Holt Pound, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 4LD. Tel : 01420 22140. Penguin feeding, Heron Theatre, Safari Rides, Birds of Prey tours, Play Areas and more. www.birdworld.co.uk. About 5 miles east of Alton.

Birdworld

 Jane Austen's House

Attractions Jane Austen's House, Chawton, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1SD. Tel: 01420 83262. The house where she wrote and revised her famous novels including Pride & Prejudice. The museum containing her memorabilia and artefacts. There is some of her jewellery, and examples of her needlework. www.jane-austens-house-museum.org.uk. About 1 mile south of Alton.

 Jane Austen's House

Attractions The Watercress Line, The Railway Station, Alresford, Hampshire, England, SO24 9JG. Tel: 01962 733810. Alresford & Alton stations are signposted off the A31 Guildford to Winchester road; follow the brown tourist signs. Each has a car park at the station. Parking at our other stations (Medstead & Four Marks and Ropley) is very limited except at certain special events. www.watercressline.co.uk. Location: In the centre of Alton.

The Watercress Line

Attractions The South Downs Way, over 100 miles long, passes through the beautiful countryside between Winchester and Eastbourne. The trail is very popular with walkers, cyclists, and horse riders. Passes through Eastbourne & Winchester. It passes close to (miles) Steyning (1/2 ), Midhurst (2), Newhaven (3), Lewes (4), Portsmouth (12), Alton (15), Brighton (7), Worthing (4).

The South Downs Way

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Visitor attractions and information - Basingstoke

Attractions Basingstoke Town Football Club are an English association football team, currently playing in the Conference South (season 2006-7). Their ground, the Camrose, is named after their late benefactor, Lord Camrose.

Basingstoke Town Football Club

Attractions The home ground of Basingstoke & North Hants Cricket Club, Mays Bounty was until 2000 used once a season by Hampshire County Cricket Club.

Basingstoke & North Hants Cricket Club

AttractionsThe Aquadrome, Basingstoke Leisure Park, Worting Road, Basingstoke, RG22 6PG. Tel: 01256 472 343 - Boasts 3 flumes, the Rushing Rapids and a range of water features including the children's area. "Master Blaster" covers over 180m of pure adrenalin roller coaster effects on a rubber tube. Gym based Extreme Fitness course. www.aquadrome.org. Location: In the centre of Basingstoke.

The Aquadrome, Basingstoke

AttractionsThe Haymarket Theatre, Wote Street, Basingstoke, RG21 7NW Box Office: 01256 46 55 66 tickets@haymarket.org.uk. haymarket.org.uk

The Haymarket Theatre Basingstoke

Attractions The Basingstoke Canal Towpath Trail is a permissive footpath which stretches 33½ miles from Penny Bridge to its junction with the River Wey at Woodham.

Basingstoke Canal Towpath

AttractionsBasing House, Redbridge Lane, Old Basing, Basingstoke, RG24 7HB - 01256 467294 The earthworks & ruins of Basing House destroyed in the Civil War.

Basing House

AttractionsVue Cinema, Festival Place, Basingstoke - Vue Cinema at Basingstoke boasts an enormous 10 screen multiplex, equipped with full Dolby Digital surround sound. Tel: 0870 240 8984.

Vue Cinema Basingstoke

AttractionsWhitchurch Silk Mill, 28 Winchester Street, Whitchurch, Nr Andover, Hampshire, RG28 7AL. Tel: 01256 892065. A working museum open to the public, the mill produces high quality silks to order for theatrical costume, interior designers and historic houses. www.whitchurchsilkmill.org.uk. Location: About 9 miles west of Basingstoke.

Whitchurch Silk Mill Whitchurch

Attractions Willis Museum, Market Place, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 7QD. Tel: 01256 465902. Travel back in time, and experience some of the major changes that have created the Basingstoke of today. Walk into a 1960s sitting room and kitchen. Discover Basinsgtoke's rich archaeological heritage. Location: In the centre of Basingstoke.

Willis Museum Basingstoke

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Visitor attractions and information - Beaulieu

Attractions National Motor Museum, John Montagu Building, Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7ZN. Tel : 01590 612345. Comprising some 250 vehicles - from some of the earliest examples of motoring to legendary World Record Breakers like Bluebird and Golden Arrow. www.nationalmotormuseum.co.uk. In the centre of Beaulieu.

Museum

Attractions BEAULIEU ABBEY & PALACE HOUSE, John Montagu Building, Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7ZN. Tel : 01590 612345. Beaulieu Abbey was founded in 1204. The Abbey Cloister is a place of tranquillity, planted with fragrant herbs. Palace House remains a family home still lived in by the present Lord Montagu. Sony PlayStation 2 at Beaulieu. In the centre of Beaulieu.

BEAULIEU ABBEY & PALACE HOUSE

Attractions New Forest Museum, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, SO43 7NY. Tel: 023 8028 3444. The Museum's gift shop has a wide selection of souvenirs and gifts, as well as a wide range of local books. The Museum facility is totally owned by the New Forest Ninth Centenary Trust, a registered charity. www.newforestmuseum.org.uk. About 6 miles west of Beaulieu.

New Forest Museum

Attractions The New Forest Otter, Owl and Wildlife Conservation Park, Longdown, Ashurst, Southampton. SO40 4UH. Tel: 023 8029 2408. Here you will find part of Europe's largest gathering of otters, owls and other indigenous wildlife all in their natural surroundings including, pine martens, badgers, pole cats, mink, foxes, Scottish wild cats, deer, lynx, wallabies and wild boar. www.ottersandowls.co.uk. About 5 miles north of Beaulieu.

The New Forest Otter, Owl and Wildlife Conservation Park

Attractions Calshot Castle, Hampshire, SO4 1BR. Tel: 023 8089 2077. Calshot castle was built by Henry VIII in 1539, as part of his chain of defences along the English south coast. Today Calshot Castle is part of the Hampshire County Council-run Calshot Activities Centre. English Heritage. Charges apply. About 6 miles east of Beaulieu.

Calshot Castle

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Visitor attractions and information - Bishop's Waltham

Attractions Marwell Zoological Park, Colden Common, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1JH. Marwell is set in a hundred acres of Hampshire countryside and has over 200 different species of animals including Amur tigers and leopards, cheetah, ocelot, zebra, rhino, pygmy hippo, giraffes, meerkats and penguins. www.marwell.org.uk. About 3 miles west of Bishop's Waltham.

 Marwell Zoological Park

Attractions Bishop's Waltham Palace, Bishop's Waltham, Hampshire, SO32 1DH. The ruins of a medieval palace. Toilets. Parking. Soft drinks and ice creams. Picnics welcome in grounds. English Heritage. Charges apply. Location: In the centre of Bishop's Waltham.

Bishop's Waltham Palace

Attractions The Watercress Line, The Railway Station, Alresford, Hampshire, England, SO24 9JG. Tel: 01962 733810. Alresford & Alton stations are signposted off the A31 Guildford to Winchester road; follow the brown tourist signs. Each has a car park at the station. Parking at our other stations (Medstead & Four Marks and Ropley) is very limited except at certain special events. www.watercressline.co.uk. Location: About 9 miles north of Bishop's Waltham.

The Watercress Line

Attractions Westbury Manor Museum, West Street, Fareham, Hampshire PO16 0JJ. Tel 01329 824895. Coffee shop. Exhibitions gallery. Location: About 5 miles south of Bishop's Waltham.

Westbury Manor Museum

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Visitor attractions and information - Brockenhurst

Attractions National Motor Museum, John Montagu Building, Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7ZN. Tel : 01590 612345. Comprising some 250 vehicles - from some of the earliest examples of motoring to legendary World Record Breakers like Bluebird and Golden Arrow. www.nationalmotormuseum.co.uk. About 6 miles east of Brockenhurst.

National Motor Museum

Attractions BEAULIEU ABBEY & PALACE HOUSE, John Montagu Building, Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7ZN. Tel : 01590 612345. Beaulieu Abbey was founded in 1204. The Abbey Cloister is a place of tranquillity, planted with fragrant herbs. Palace House remains a family home still lived in by the present Lord Montagu. Sony PlayStation 2 at Beaulieu. About 6 miles east of Brockenhurst.

BEAULIEU ABBEY & PALACE HOUSE

Attractions New Forest Museum, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, SO43 7NY. Tel: 023 8028 3444. The Museum's gift shop has a wide selection of souvenirs and gifts, as well as a wide range of local books. The Museum facility is totally owned by the New Forest Ninth Centenary Trust, a registered charity. www.newforestmuseum.org.uk. About 4 miles north of Brockenhurst.

New Forest Museum

Attractions The New Forest Otter, Owl and Wildlife Conservation Park, Longdown, Ashurst, Southampton. SO40 4UH. Tel: 023 8029 2408. Here you will find part of Europe's largest gathering of otters, owls and other indigenous wildlife all in their natural surroundings including, pine martens, badgers, pole cats, mink, foxes, Scottish wild cats, deer, lynx, wallabies and wild boar. www.ottersandowls.co.uk. About 6 miles north of Brockenhurst.

The New Forest Otter, Owl and Wildlife Conservation Park

Brockenhurst hotels

Visitor attractions and information - Eastleigh

Attractions Marwell Zoological Park, Colden Common, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1JH. Marwell is set in a hundred acres of Hampshire countryside and has over 200 different species of animals including Amur tigers and leopards, cheetah, ocelot, zebra, rhino, pygmy hippo, giraffes, meerkats and penguins. www.marwell.org.uk. About 3 miles east of Eastleigh.

Marwell Zoological Park

Attractions Bishop's Waltham Palace, Bishop's Waltham, Hampshire, SO32 1DH. The ruins of a medieval palace. Toilets. Parking. Soft drinks and ice creams. Picnics welcome in grounds. English Heritage. Charges apply. About 5 miles east of Eastleigh.

Bishop's Waltham Palace

Attractions Southampton City Art Gallery, Civic Centre, Commercial Road, Southampton, SO14 7LP. Tel: 023 8083 2277. Southampton City Art Gallery offers something for everyone, young or old. Impressive art collection, spanning six centuries of European art. Art gallery shop. Location: About 5 miles south of Eastleigh.

Southampton City Art Gallery

Attractions Southampton Maritime Museum, Corner of Bugle Street and Town Quay Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 2AR. Collections covering industry, Maritime, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History. Story of the Titanic, Queen Mary. The first floor has no access for wheelchair users. Location: About 5 miles south of Eastleigh.

 Southampton Maritime Museum

Attractions Winchester Cathedral, The Cathedral Office, 1 The Close, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9LS. Tel: 01962 857200. Winchester Cathedral has its origins in the 7th century, when a Christian Church was first built on this site. All are welcome to come to the Cathedral as visitors or pilgrims, which is normally open from 8.30 to 6pm every day. Excellent shop and award-winning restaurant in the Visitor Centre. www.winchester-cathedral.org.uk. Location: About 5 miles north of Eastleigh.

Winchester Cathedral

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Visitor attractions and information - Fareham

Attractions The Museum of Naval Firepower, Priddy's Hard, Gosport, Hampshire PO12 4LE. Tel: 023 9250 5600. Explosion!, The Museum of Naval Firepower is an award winning, hands on, interactive museum telling the story of naval warfare from the days of gunpowder to modern missiles. Museum Coffee Shop. About 4 miles south of Fareham.

The Museum of Naval Firepower

Gosport Discovery Centre

Attractions Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, Gosport, Hampshire PO12 1BT. Tel: 023 9252 3431. An exciting world of fun, learning and leisure. There are three sites and four floors of books, reference materials, art, local history, museum exhibits, film, music and events - something for all ages and interests. www.discoverycentres.co.uk. About 4 miles south of Fareham.
Gosport Discovery Centre

Attractions Westbury Manor Museum, West Street, Fareham, Hampshire PO16 0JJ. Tel 01329 824895. Coffee shop. Exhibitions gallery. Location: In the centre of Fareham.

Westbury Manor Museum

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Visitor attractions and information - Farnborough

Attractions The Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces Museum, Browning Barracks, ALDERSHOT, Hants GU11 2BU. Tel: 01252 349619. The history of those who fought as part of Airborne Forces is realistically portrayed in their Museum in Aldershot. The Museum is located in Browning Barracks, Aldershot just off the A325 Farnborough – Farnham Road and easily recognised by the Dakota aeroplane in front of it. About 2 miles south of Farnborough .

Airborne Forces Museum

Attractions Farnham Castle, Castle Hill, Farnham, Surrey GU9 0AG. The keep is managed by English Heritage and is open to the public. Long a residence of the wealthy bishops of Winchester. Charges apply. About 5 miles south of Farnborough .

Farnham Castle

Attractions Yateley Common Country Park. 476 acres of heathland, woods, grassland and ponds, some of which is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Fishing is a popular pastime here. About 2 miles north of Farnborough .

Yateley Common Country Park

Attractions The Camberley Theatre, Knoll Road, Camberley, Surrey GU15 3SY. Box Office: 01276 707600. Camberley Theatre offers an exciting programme of arts and entertainment. There is something to suit all tastes with drama, music, stand-up comedy, children's shows, film screenings and workshops. The theatre also produces a highly successful pantomime. camberleytheatre.biz. About 3 miles north of Farnborough.

Camberley Theatre

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Visitor attractions and information - Fleet

Attractions The Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces Museum, Browning Barracks, ALDERSHOT, Hants GU11 2BU. Tel: 01252 349619. The history of those who fought as part of Airborne Forces is realistically portrayed in their Museum in Aldershot. The Museum is located in Browning Barracks, Aldershot just off the A325 Farnborough – Farnham Road and easily recognised by the Dakota aeroplane in front of it. Location: About 3 miles east of Fleet.

The Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces Museum

Attractions Farnham Castle, Castle Hill, Farnham, Surrey GU9 0AG. The keep is managed by English Heritage and is open to the public. Long a residence of the wealthy bishops of Winchester. Charges apply. About 4 miles south of Fleet.

Farnham Castle

Attractions Yateley Common Country Park. 476 acres of heathland, woods, grassland and ponds, some of which is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Fishing is a popular pastime here. About 3 miles north of Fleet.

Yateley Common Country Park

Attractions Birdworld, Holt Pound, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 4LD. Tel : 01420 22140. Penguin feeding, Heron Theatre, Safari Rides, Birds of Prey tours, Play Areas and more. www.birdworld.co.uk. About 7 miles south of Fleet.

Birdworld

Attractions The Camberley Theatre, Knoll Road, Camberley, Surrey GU15 3SY. Box Office: 01276 707600. Camberley Theatre offers an exciting programme of arts and entertainment. There is something to suit all tastes with drama, music, stand-up comedy, children's shows, film screenings and workshops. The theatre also produces a highly successful pantomime. www.camberleytheatre.biz. About 6 miles north of Fleet.

The Camberley Theatre

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Visitor attractions and information - Fordingbridge

Attractions Dorset Heavy Horse Centre, Edmondsham, Verwood, Dorset. BH21 5RJ. Tel: (01202) 824040. A fun and educational day out for all the family. Come and see the magnificent Shire horses, our Ardennes who pull the wagon or Watch Clydesdale, Suffolk and Percherons in the daily show of the working horse. View the Gypsy caravans, showmans van and waggons. About 4 miles west of Fordingbridge.
Dorset Heavy Horse Centre

Attractions Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury. Tel: 01722 555 124. Cathedral Shop Tel: 01722 555 171. Salisbury is unique amongst medieval English cathedrals, built within one century with no substantial later additions. Visited by over 500,000 people a year. Britain's tallest spire at 404 feet. Choose from a great range of easy to book, value for money inclusive day out packages. www.salisburycathedral.org.uk. Location: About 9 miles north of Fordingbridge.

Salisbury Cathedral

Attractions Ringwood Brewery, 138 CHRISTCHURCH ROAD, RINGWOOD, HAMPSHIRE, BH24 3AP. TEL: 01425 471177. Brewery Tours and sampling of our ales. After the visit you make your way to our pub in Ringwood (approx. 1 mile). www.ringwoodbrewery.co.uk. Location: About 5 miles south of Fordingbridge.
Ringwood Brewery

Fordingbridge Hotels

Visitor attractions and information - Hartley Wintney

Attractions Farnham Castle, Castle Hill, Farnham, Surrey GU9 0AG. The keep is managed by English Heritage and is open to the public. Long a residence of the wealthy bishops of Winchester. Charges apply. About 7 miles south of Hartley Wintney.

 Farnham Castle

Attractions Yateley Common Country Park. 476 acres of heathland, woods, grassland and ponds, some of which is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Fishing is a popular pastime here. About 3 miles east of Hartley Wintney.

Yateley Common Country Park

Attractions The Basingstoke Canal Towpath Trail is a permissive footpath which stretches 33½ miles from Penny Bridge to its junction with the River Wey at Woodham. Passes about 2 miles south of Hartley Wintney.

 The Basingstoke Canal Towpath Trail

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Visitor attractions and information - Havant

Attractions Havant Museum, East Street, Havant, Hampshire PO9 1BS. Tel 023 9245 1155. Level access to ground floor, stairs to 1st floor. Public car park adjacent - disabled parking next to museum. Displays include former industries, transport,shops and commerce, tourism, leisure. Location: In the centre of Havant.

Havant Museum

Attractions Fishbourne Roman Palace, Salthill Road, Fishbourne, Chichester, PO19 3QR. Tel: 01243 785859. The remains of a palatial Roman building, with corridors, courtyards and rooms containing mosaic floors. Roman Garden Museum. Café, car park and disabled access. Location: About 6 miles east of Havant.

Fishbourne Roman Palace

Attractions Staunton Country Park, Staunton, Middle Park Way, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 5HB. Tel: 023 9245 3405. Set in 19th century pleasure gardens, this beautiful landscaped parkland includes, follies, an ornamental farm and amazing glasshouses. A perfect venue for walkers, cyclist, anglers. There are walking trails and a dedicated cycle route. About 2 miles north of Havant.

Staunton Country Park,

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Visitor attractions and information - Hook

Attractions The Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces Museum, Browning Barracks, ALDERSHOT, Hants GU11 2BU. Tel: 01252 349619. The history of those who fought as part of Airborne Forces is realistically portrayed in their Museum in Aldershot. The Museum is located in Browning Barracks, Aldershot just off the A325 Farnborough – Farnham Road and easily recognised by the Dakota aeroplane in front of it. Location: About 9 miles east of Hook.

The Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces Museum

Attractions Farnham Castle, Castle Hill, Farnham, Surrey GU9 0AG. The keep is managed by English Heritage and is open to the public. Long a residence of the wealthy bishops of Winchester. Charges apply. About 9 miles south east of Hook.

Farnham Castle

Attractions The Basingstoke Canal Towpath Trail is a permissive footpath which stretches 33½ miles from Penny Bridge to its junction with the River Wey at Woodham. Passes the outskirts south of Hook.

The Basingstoke Canal Towpath Trail

AttractionsThe Aquadrome, Basingstoke Leisure Park, Worting Road, Basingstoke, RG22 6PG. Tel: 01256 472 343 - Boasts 3 flumes, the Rushing Rapids and a range of water features including the children's area. "Master Blaster" covers over 180m of pure adrenalin roller coaster effects on a rubber tube. Gym based Extreme Fitness course. www.aquadrome.org. Location: About 7 miles west of Hook.

The Aquadrome

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Visitor attractions and information - Hythe

Attractions National Motor Museum, John Montagu Building, Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7ZN. Tel : 01590 612345. Comprising some 250 vehicles - from some of the earliest examples of motoring to legendary World Record Breakers like Bluebird and Golden Arrow. www.nationalmotormuseum.co.uk. About 4 miles south of Hythe.

National Motor Museum

Attractions BEAULIEU ABBEY & PALACE HOUSE, John Montagu Building, Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7ZN. Tel : 01590 612345. Beaulieu Abbey was founded in 1204. The Abbey Cloister is a place of tranquillity, planted with fragrant herbs. Palace House remains a family home still lived in by the present Lord Montagu. Sony PlayStation 2 at Beaulieu. About 4 miles south of Hythe.

BEAULIEU ABBEY & PALACE HOUSE

Attractions New Forest Museum, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, SO43 7NY. Tel: 023 8028 3444. The Museum's gift shop has a wide selection of souvenirs and gifts, as well as a wide range of local books. The Museum facility is totally owned by the New Forest Ninth Centenary Trust, a registered charity. www.newforestmuseum.org.uk. About 6 miles west of Hythe.

New Forest Museum

Attractions The New Forest Otter, Owl and Wildlife Conservation Park, Longdown, Ashurst, Southampton. SO40 4UH. Tel: 023 8029 2408. Here you will find part of Europe's largest gathering of otters, owls and other indigenous wildlife all in their natural surroundings including, pine martens, badgers, pole cats, mink, foxes, Scottish wild cats, deer, lynx, wallabies and wild boar.www.ottersandowls.co.uk. About 4 miles west of Hythe.

The New Forest Otter, Owl and Wildlife Conservation Park

Attractions Calshot Castle, Hampshire, SO4 1BR. Tel: 023 8089 2077. Calshot castle was built by Henry VIII in 1539, as part of his chain of defences along the English south coast. Today Calshot Castle is part of the Hampshire County Council-run Calshot Activities Centre. English Heritage. Charges apply. About 5 miles south of Hythe.

Calshot Castle

Hythe hotels

Visitor attractions and information - Liphook

Attractions Hollycombe Steam Collection, Iron Hill, Liphook, Hants, GU30 7LP. Tel: 01428 724900. Hollycombe is a unique collection of working steam powered attractions providing fun and entertainment for the whole family. The centre-piece is a complete Edwardian Fairground where you can experience all the fun of the fair from the 1870's. www.hollycombe.co.uk. About 2 miles south of Liphook.

Hollycombe Steam Collection

Attractions Farnham Castle, Castle Hill, Farnham, Surrey GU9 0AG. The keep is managed by English Heritage and is open to the public. Long a residence of the wealthy bishops of Winchester. Charges apply. Location: About 9 miles north of Liphook.

Farnham Castle

Attractions Jane Austen's House, Chawton, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1SD. Tel: 01420 83262. The house where she wrote and revised her famous novels including Pride & Prejudice. The museum containing her memorabilia and artefacts. There is some of her jewellery, and examples of her needlework. www.jane-austens-house-museum.org.uk. Location: About 9 miles west of Liphook.

 Jane Austen's House

Attractions The Bear Museum, 38, Dragon Street, Petersfield, Hampshire GU31 4JJ. Tel: 01730 265108. We do not charge for admission - the Museum is supported through sales in our shop. The Museum store now concentrates on the greatest of all bear firms, the German company Steiff. www.bearmuseum.co.uk. Location: About 8 miles south west of Liphook.

The Bear Museum

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Visitor attractions and information - Lymington

Attractions National Motor Museum, John Montagu Building, Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7ZN. Tel : 01590 612345. Comprising some 250 vehicles - from some of the earliest examples of motoring to legendary World Record Breakers like Bluebird and Golden Arrow. www.nationalmotormuseum.co.uk. About 6 miles north of Lymington.

National Motor Museum

Attractions BEAULIEU ABBEY & PALACE HOUSE, John Montagu Building, Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7ZN. Tel : 01590 612345. Beaulieu Abbey was founded in 1204. The Abbey Cloister is a place of tranquillity, planted with fragrant herbs. Palace House remains a family home still lived in by the present Lord Montagu. Sony PlayStation 2 at Beaulieu. About 6 miles north of Lymington.

BEAULIEU ABBEY & PALACE HOUSE

Attractions New Forest Museum, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, SO43 7NY. Tel: 023 8028 3444. The Museum's gift shop has a wide selection of souvenirs and gifts, as well as a wide range of local books. The Museum facility is totally owned by the New Forest Ninth Centenary Trust, a registered charity. www.newforestmuseum.org.uk. About 8 miles north of Lymington.

New Forest Museum

Attractions Sammy Miller Motorcycles, Bashley Cross Rd, New Milton, Hampshire, BH25 5HZ, TEL: 01425 616446. The museum houses the finest collection of fully restored motorcycles in Europe, including factory racers and exotic prototypes, plus memorabilia spanning 7 decades. There are over 300 rare and classic motorcycles on display in four galleries. www.sammymiller.co.uk. About 4 miles west of Lymington.

Sammy Miller Motorcycles

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Visitor attractions and information - Lyndhurst

Attractions National Motor Museum, John Montagu Building, Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7ZN. Tel : 01590 612345. Comprising some 250 vehicles - from some of the earliest examples of motoring to legendary World Record Breakers like Bluebird and Golden Arrow. www.nationalmotormuseum.co.uk. About 6 miles east of Lyndhurst.

National Motor Museum

Attractions BEAULIEU ABBEY & PALACE HOUSE, John Montagu Building, Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7ZN. Tel : 01590 612345. Beaulieu Abbey was founded in 1204. The Abbey Cloister is a place of tranquillity, planted with fragrant herbs. Palace House remains a family home still lived in by the present Lord Montagu. Sony PlayStation 2 at Beaulieu. About 6 miles east of Lyndhurst.

BEAULIEU ABBEY & PALACE HOUSE

Attractions New Forest Museum, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, SO43 7NY. Tel: 023 8028 3444. The Museum's gift shop has a wide selection of souvenirs and gifts, as well as a wide range of local books. The Museum facility is totally owned by the New Forest Ninth Centenary Trust, a registered charity. www.newforestmuseum.org.uk. Location: In the centre of Lyndhurst.

New Forest Museum
The New Forest Otter, Owl and Wildlife Conservation Park

Attractions The New Forest Otter, Owl and Wildlife Conservation Park, Longdown, Ashurst, Southampton. SO40 4UH. Tel: 023 8029 2408. Here you will find part of Europe's largest gathering of otters, owls and other indigenous wildlife all in their natural surroundings including, pine martens, badgers, pole cats, mink, foxes, Scottish wild cats, deer, lynx, wallabies and wild boar. www.ottersandowls.co.uk. About 3 miles east of Lyndhurst.

The New Forest Otter, Owl and Wildlife Conservation Park

Attractions Paultons Park, Ower, nr. Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 6AL. Tel: 023 8081 4442. Paultons Family Theme Park in Hampshire, on the edge of the New Forest, offers a great family day out with over 50 different attractions and rides included in the price. The variety of things to see and do includes thrilling and gentle rides, dinosaurs, museums, animated shows, play areas, exotic birds and other fun activities for all ages in garden setting. www.paultonspark.co.uk. About 5 miles north of Lyndhurst.

Paultons Park

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Visitor attractions and information - New Forest

Attractions National Motor Museum, John Montagu Building, Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7ZN. Tel : 01590 612345. Comprising some 250 vehicles - from some of the earliest examples of motoring to legendary World Record Breakers like Bluebird and Golden Arrow.www.nationalmotormuseum.co.uk.

National Motor Museum

Attractions BEAULIEU ABBEY & PALACE HOUSE, John Montagu Building, Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7ZN. Tel : 01590 612345. Beaulieu Abbey was founded in 1204. The Abbey Cloister is a place of tranquillity, planted with fragrant herbs. Palace House remains a family home still lived in by the present Lord Montagu. Sony PlayStation 2 at Beaulieu.

BEAULIEU ABBEY & PALACE HOUSE

Attractions New Forest Museum, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, SO43 7NY. Tel: 023 8028 3444. The Museum's gift shop has a wide selection of souvenirs and gifts, as well as a wide range of local books. The Museum facility is totally owned by the New Forest Ninth Centenary Trust, a registered charity.www.newforestmuseum.org.uk.

New Forest Museum

Attractions The New Forest Otter, Owl and Wildlife Conservation Park, Longdown, Ashurst, Southampton. SO40 4UH. Tel: 023 8029 2408. Here you will find part of Europe's largest gathering of otters, owls and other indigenous wildlife all in their natural surroundings including, pine martens, badgers, pole cats, mink, foxes, Scottish wild cats, deer, lynx, wallabies and wild boar. www.ottersandowls.co.uk.

The New Forest Otter, Owl and Wildlife Conservation Park

Attractions Calshot Castle, Hampshire, SO4 1BR. Tel: 023 8089 2077. Calshot castle was built by Henry VIII in 1539, as part of his chain of defences along the English south coast. Today Calshot Castle is part of the Hampshire County Council-run Calshot Activities Centre. English Heritage. Charges apply.

Calshot Castle

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Visitor attractions and information - Odiham

Attractions The Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces Museum, Browning Barracks, ALDERSHOT, Hants GU11 2BU. Tel: 01252 349619. The history of those who fought as part of Airborne Forces is realistically portrayed in their Museum in Aldershot. The Museum is located in Browning Barracks, Aldershot just off the A325 Farnborough – Farnham Road and easily recognised by the Dakota aeroplane in front of it. Location: About 8 miles east of Odiham.

The Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces Museum

Attractions Farnham Castle, Castle Hill, Farnham, Surrey GU9 0AG. The keep is managed by English Heritage and is open to the public. Long a residence of the wealthy bishops of Winchester. Charges apply. About 7 miles east of Odiham.

Farnham Castle

Attractions The Basingstoke Canal Towpath Trail is a permissive footpath which stretches 33½ miles from Penny Bridge to its junction with the River Wey at Woodham. Passes the outskirts north of Odiham.

The Basingstoke Canal Towpath Trail

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Visitor attractions and information - Petersfield

Attractions Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, Singleton, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0EU. The leading museum of historic buildings in England. 50 historic buildings dating from the 13th to the 19th century, many with period gardens, together with farm animals, woodland walks and a picturesque lake. www.wealddown.co.uk. About 9 miles south east of Petersfield.

Weald & Downland Open Air Museum

Hollycombe Steam Collection

Attractions Hollycombe Steam Collection, Iron Hill, Liphook, Hants, GU30 7LP. Tel: 01428 724900. Hollycombe is a unique collection of working steam powered attractions providing fun and entertainment for the whole family. The centre-piece is a complete Edwardian Fairground where you can experience all the fun of the fair from the 1870's. www.hollycombe.co.uk. About 7 miles east of Petersfield.

Hollycombe Steam Collection

Attractions The Bear Museum, 38, Dragon Street, Petersfield, Hampshire GU31 4JJ. Tel: 01730 265108. We do not charge for admission - the Museum is supported through sales in our shop. The Museum store now concentrates on the greatest of all bear firms, the German company Steiff. www.bearmuseum.co.uk. Location: On the outskirts of Petersfield.

The Bear Museum

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Visitor attractions and information - Portsmouth

Attractions Charles Dickens Birthplace, 393 Old Commercial Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 4QL. Charles Dickens was born in 1812 during the time of the Napoleonic Wars. Twenty-five years later he published his first novel. There are three furnished rooms: the parlour, the dining room and the bedroom. The Birthplace is usually closed from November to March except on his birthday, 7 February. www.charlesdickensbirthplace.co.uk. Location: In the centre of Portsmouth.

Charles Dickens Birthplace

Attractions Portsmouth City Museum, Museum Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2LJ. Tel: 023 9282 7261. Displays include a 17th - century bedchamber, a 19th - century dockyard worker's kitchen, a Victorian parlour, a 1930's kitchen, and a 1950's living room, a 1930's dining room. Location: In the centre of Portsmouth.

Portsmouth City Museum

Attractions D-Day Museum, Clarence Esplanade, Southsea Tel: 023 9282 7261. Opened in 1984 to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of D-Day. The museum houses The Overlord Embroidery with its stirring scenes. It measures 272 feet and is the largest work of its kind in the world. Film show with archive film. www.ddaymuseum.co.uk. Location: In the centre of Southsea.

D-Day Museum

Attractions Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Visitor Centre, Victory Gate, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth PO1 3LJ. Tel: 023 9283 9766. Discover the world famous historic ships – HMS Victory, the Mary Rose & HMS Warrior 1860 that have shaped British history at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Home of the Royal Navy, other attractions include The Royal Naval Museum. www.flagship.org.uk. www.hms-victory.com. Location: In the centre of Portsmouth.

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

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Attractions The South Downs Way, over 100 miles long, passes through the beautiful countryside between Winchester and Eastbourne. The trail is very popular with walkers, cyclists, and horse riders. Passes through Eastbourne & Winchester. It passes close to (miles) Steyning (1/2 ), Midhurst (2), Newhaven (3), Lewes (4), Portsmouth (12), Alton (15), Brighton (7), Worthing (4).

The South Downs Way

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Visitor attractions and information - Ringwood

Attractions Dorset Heavy Horse Centre, Edmondsham, Verwood, Dorset. BH21 5RJ. Tel: (01202) 824040. A fun and educational day out for all the family. Come and see the magnificent Shire horses, our Ardennes who pull the wagon or Watch Clydesdale, Suffolk and Percherons in the daily show of the working horse. View the Gypsy caravans, showmans van and waggons. About 5 miles west of Ringwood.
Dorset Heavy Horse Centre

Attractions New Forest Museum, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, SO43 7NY. Tel: 023 8028 3444. The Museum's gift shop has a wide selection of souvenirs and gifts, as well as a wide range of local books. The Museum facility is totally owned by the New Forest Ninth Centenary Trust, a registered charity. www.newforestmuseum.org.uk. About 8 miles east of Ringwood.

New Forest Museum

Attractions Ringwood Brewery, 138 CHRISTCHURCH ROAD, RINGWOOD, HAMPSHIRE, BH24 3AP. TEL: 01425 471177. Brewery Tours and sampling of our ales. After the visit you make your way to our pub in Ringwood (approx. 1 mile). www.ringwoodbrewery.co.uk. Location: On the outskirts of Ringwood.
Ringwood Brewery

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Visitor attractions and information - Romsey

Attractions Romsey Abbey, Romsey. Tel: 01794 513125. Romsey Abbey was recently named as one of the 100 best loved places of worship in Britain. Level access for wheelchair users is through the South Door. Regular visitors include the Romsey Singers, Romsey Choral Society, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and the City of Southampton Orchestra. www.romseyabbey.org.uk. Location: In the centre of Romsey.

Romsey Abbey

Attractions Marwell Zoological Park, Colden Common, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1JH. Marwell is set in a hundred acres of Hampshire countryside and has over 200 different species of animals including Amur tigers and leopards, cheetah, ocelot, zebra, rhino, pygmy hippo, giraffes, meerkats and penguins. www.marwell.org.uk. About 9 miles east of Romsey.

Marwell Zoological Park

Attractions Southampton City Art Gallery, Civic Centre, Commercial Road, Southampton, SO14 7LP. Tel: 023 8083 2277. Southampton City Art Gallery offers something for everyone, young or old. Impressive art collection, spanning six centuries of European art. Art gallery shop. About 6 miles south of Romsey.

Southampton City Art Gallery

Attractions Winchester Cathedral, The Cathedral Office, 1 The Close, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9LS. Tel: 01962 857200. Winchester Cathedral has its origins in the 7th century, when a Christian Church was first built on this site. All are welcome to come to the Cathedral as visitors or pilgrims, which is normally open from 8.30 to 6pm every day. Excellent shop and award-winning restaurant in the Visitor Centre. www.winchester-cathedral.org.uk. About 8 miles north of Romsey.

Winchester Cathedral

Attractions Paultons Park, Ower, nr. Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 6AL. Tel: 023 8081 4442. Paultons Family Theme Park in Hampshire, on the edge of the New Forest, offers a great family day out with over 50 different attractions and rides included in the price. The variety of things to see and do includes thrilling and gentle rides, dinosaurs, museums, animated shows, play areas, exotic birds and other fun activities for all ages in garden setting. www.paultonspark.co.uk. About 3 miles south of Romsey.

Paultons Park

Attractions Broadlands, Romsey, Hants, SO51 9ZD. Tel: 01794 505010. The home of the Mountbattens. The visit to Broadlands House is by guided tour only. This arrangement was introduced a few years ago to provide a more informative and personal tour of the House and has been a great success with our visitors. Advanced booking is strongly recommended. The Mountbatten Exhibition is self-guiding. Broadlands has its own visitors' car park. www.broadlands.net. Location: On the outskirts, south of Romsey.

Broadlands

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Visitor attractions and information - Southampton

Attractions Marwell Zoological Park, Colden Common, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1JH. Marwell is set in a hundred acres of Hampshire countryside and has over 200 different species of animals including Amur tigers and leopards, cheetah, ocelot, zebra, rhino, pygmy hippo, giraffes, meerkats and penguins. www.marwell.org.uk. About 6 miles north of Southampton.

Marwell Zoological Park

Attractions Bishop's Waltham Palace, Bishop's Waltham, Hampshire, SO32 1DH. The ruins of a medieval palace. Toilets. Parking. Soft drinks and ice creams. Picnics welcome in grounds. English Heritage. Charges apply. About 7 miles east of Southampton.

Bishop's Waltham Palace

Attractions Southampton City Art Gallery, Civic Centre, Commercial Road, Southampton, SO14 7LP. Tel: 023 8083 2277. Southampton City Art Gallery offers something for everyone, young or old. Impressive art collection, spanning six centuries of European art. Art gallery shop. Location: In the centre of Southampton.

 Southampton City Art Gallery

Attractions Southampton Maritime Museum, Corner of Bugle Street and Town Quay Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 2AR. Collections covering industry, Maritime, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History. Story of the Titanic, Queen Mary. The first floor has no access for wheelchair users. Location: In the centre of Southampton.

Southampton Maritime Museum

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Visitor attractions and information - South Hayling

Attractions Havant Museum, East Street, Havant, Hampshire PO9 1BS. Tel 023 9245 1155. Level access to ground floor, stairs to 1st floor. Public car park adjacent - disabled parking next to museum. Displays include former industries, transport,shops and commerce, tourism, leisure. Location: In the centre of Havant.

Havant Museum

Attractions Hayling Island harbours. Hayling Island is situated between the harbours of Chichester and Langstone Harbour, both tidal. This provides a haven for local and migrating wildlife with their shallow waters mud flats. The areas alond the shore can be dangerous with a thick, sucking mud just beneath the surface. It is nonetheless a beautiful place. The island is internationally renowned for Sailing and boardsailing.
 

Attractions East Hayling Light Railway, Sea Front Road, Hayling Island, Hants, PO11 9AG. Tel: 02392 327427. The East Hayling Light Railway is a narrow gauge train running along Hayling sea front from Beachlands funfair to Eastoke Corner. A pleasant journey with views of the Solent and Isle of Wight.

 East Hayling Light Railway

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Visitor attractions and information - Southsea

Attractions Charles Dickens Birthplace, 393 Old Commercial Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 4QL. Charles Dickens was born in 1812 during the time of the Napoleonic Wars. Twenty-five years later he published his first novel. There are three furnished rooms: the parlour, the dining room and the bedroom. The Birthplace is usually closed from November to March except on his birthday, 7 February. www.charlesdickensbirthplace.co.uk. Location: Adjacent to Southsea in the centre of Portsmouth.

Charles Dickens Birthplace

Attractions Portsmouth City Museum, Museum Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2LJ. Tel: 023 9282 7261. Displays include a 17th - century bedchamber, a 19th - century dockyard worker's kitchen, a Victorian parlour, a 1930's kitchen, and a 1950's living room, a 1930's dining room. Location: Adjacent to Southsea in the centre of Portsmouth.

Portsmouth City Museum

Attractions D-Day Museum, Clarence Esplanade, Southsea Tel: 023 9282 7261. Opened in 1984 to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of D-Day. The museum houses The Overlord Embroidery with its stirring scenes. It measures 272 feet and is the largest work of its kind in the world. Film show with archive film. www.ddaymuseum.co.uk. Location: In the centre of Southsea.

D-Day Museum

Attractions Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Visitor Centre, Victory Gate, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth PO1 3LJ. Tel: 023 9283 9766. Discover the world famous historic ships – HMS Victory, the Mary Rose & HMS Warrior 1860 that have shaped British history at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Home of the Royal Navy, other attractions include The Royal Naval Museum. www.flagship.org.uk. www.hms-victory.com. Location: Adjacent to Southsea in the centre of Portsmouth.

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

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Visitor attractions and information - Totton

Attractions National Motor Museum, John Montagu Building, Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7ZN. Tel : 01590 612345. Comprising some 250 vehicles - from some of the earliest examples of motoring to legendary World Record Breakers like Bluebird and Golden Arrow. www.nationalmotormuseum.co.uk. About 8 miles south of Totton.

National Motor Museum

Attractions BEAULIEU ABBEY & PALACE HOUSE, John Montagu Building, Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7ZN. Tel : 01590 612345. Beaulieu Abbey was founded in 1204. The Abbey Cloister is a place of tranquillity, planted with fragrant herbs. Palace House remains a family home still lived in by the present Lord Montagu. Sony PlayStation 2 at Beaulieu. About 8 miles south of Totton.

BEAULIEU ABBEY & PALACE HOUSE

Attractions New Forest Museum, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, SO43 7NY. Tel: 023 8028 3444. The Museum's gift shop has a wide selection of souvenirs and gifts, as well as a wide range of local books. The Museum facility is totally owned by the New Forest Ninth Centenary Trust, a registered charity. www.newforestmuseum.org.uk. About 6 miles south west of Totton.

New Forest Museum

Attractions The New Forest Otter, Owl and Wildlife Conservation Park, Longdown, Ashurst, Southampton. SO40 4UH. Tel: 023 8029 2408. Here you will find part of Europe's largest gathering of otters, owls and other indigenous wildlife all in their natural surroundings including, pine martens, badgers, pole cats, mink, foxes, Scottish wild cats, deer, lynx, wallabies and wild boar. www.ottersandowls.co.uk. About 3 miles south of Totton.

The New Forest Otter, Owl and Wildlife Conservation Park

Attractions Paultons Park, Ower, nr. Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 6AL. Tel: 023 8081 4442. Paultons Family Theme Park in Hampshire, on the edge of the New Forest, offers a great family day out with over 50 different attractions and rides included in the price. The variety of things to see and do includes thrilling and gentle rides, dinosaurs, museums, animated shows, play areas, exotic birds and other fun activities for all ages in garden setting. www.paultonspark.co.uk. About 3 miles west of Totton.

Paultons Park

Attractions Romsey Abbey, Romsey. Tel: 01794 513125. Romsey Abbey was recently named as one of the 100 best loved places of worship in Britain. Level access for wheelchair users is through the South Door. Regular visitors include the Romsey Singers, Romsey Choral Society, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and the City of Southampton Orchestra. www.romseyabbey.org.uk. About 4 miles north of Totton.

Romsey Abbey

Attractions Broadlands, Romsey, Hants, SO51 9ZD. Tel: 01794 505010. The home of the Mountbattens. The visit to Broadlands House is by guided tour only. This arrangement was introduced a few years ago to provide a more informative and personal tour of the House and has been a great success with our visitors. Advanced booking is strongly recommended. The Mountbatten Exhibition is self-guiding. Broadlands has its own visitors' car park. www.broadlands.net. About 4 miles north of Totton.

Broadlands

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Visitor attractions and information - Winchester

AttractionsDever Springs, Barton Stacy, Nr Andover, Hampshire, SO21 3NP. Tel: 01264 720592. The fishery comprises two spring fed lakes totalling six acres and a half a mile stretch of the River Dever. Services available at Dever include tuition, corporate events and above else, a memorable and enjoyable day out! Whether you are an expert angler or a budding beginner. www.deversprings.com. Location: About 7 miles north of Winchester.

Attractions The Watercress Line, The Railway Station, Alresford, Hampshire, England, SO24 9JG. Tel: 01962 733810. Alresford & Alton stations are signposted off the A31 Guildford to Winchester road; follow the brown tourist signs. Each has a car park at the station. Parking at our other stations (Medstead & Four Marks and Ropley) is very limited except at certain special events. www.watercressline.co.uk. Location: About 5 miles east of Winchester.

The Watercress Line

Attractions Marwell Zoological Park, Colden Common, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1JH. Marwell is set in a hundred acres of Hampshire countryside and has over 200 different species of animals including Amur tigers and leopards, cheetah, ocelot, zebra, rhino, pygmy hippo, giraffes, meerkats and penguins. www.marwell.org.uk. About 6 miles south of Winchester.

Marwell Zoological Park

Attractions Winchester Cathedral, The Cathedral Office, 1 The Close, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9LS. Tel: 01962 857200. Winchester Cathedral has its origins in the 7th century, when a Christian Church was first built on this site. All are welcome to come to the Cathedral as visitors or pilgrims, which is normally open from 8.30 to 6pm every day. Excellent shop and award-winning restaurant in the Visitor Centre. www.winchester-cathedral.org.uk. Location: In the centre of Winchester.

Winchester Cathedral

Attractions The South Downs Way, over 100 miles long, passes through the beautiful countryside between Winchester and Eastbourne. The trail is very popular with walkers, cyclists, and horse riders. Passes through Eastbourne & Winchester. It passes close to (miles) Steyning (1/2 ), Midhurst (2), Newhaven (3), Lewes (4), Portsmouth (12), Alton (15), Brighton (7), Worthing (4).

The South Downs Way

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