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Lepe Country Park
Hampshire
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Hampshire

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10 SEP 2020

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Houndwell Park
SOUTHAMPTON
In the Sussex Place area of the city is Houndwell Park. It features an avenue of lime trees, at the southern end of which is a fluted Doric gas column, 15.2m (50ft) tall, cast in iron. The park has plenty of seats to sit and relax on and play areas for kids of all ages.
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10 Sep 2020 | 22:39

Arundel Tower
SOUTHAMPTON
At Sussex Place, in the northwest corner of the medieval town walls, sits this half-drum tower, which has impressive views over the city centre. Steps from within a car park lead up to the top of the tower; alternative access is via steps and a footbridge over Castle Way.

05 JUL 2017

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05 Jul 2017 | 23:07

St Giles Hill
WINCHESTER
In The Soke area of Winchester is St Giles Hill. The walk up from the city centre side — via a series of steps and rustic paths — is quite a slog; however, there are plenty of seats to rest on at the top and the stunning panoramic view of the city below makes all the effort worthwhile. A handy Information point lists the names and locations of the major landmarks.
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05 Jul 2017 | 22:59

Joyce Gardens
WINCHESTER
Joyce Gardens is a small grassed area at the top of St John’s Street/Blue Ball Hill. Seating is available and there are some great views over the city.

16 AUG 2016

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16 Aug 2016 | 23:00

River Anton Walk leads you along the River Anton as it flows through the town of Andover. Along the way, you will come across various snippets of poetry displayed on blue plaques.

31 JUL 2015

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31 Jul 2015 | 23:24

At Lepe is the ever-popular Lepe Country Park. Surrounded by nature reserves, there is plenty to see and do here. There are aquatic facilities for the active and seating for those who just wish to relax and take it easy. Along with superb views, there is also an adventure playground, beachfront café, picnic areas, and walks aplenty.

13 MAY 2015

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13 May 2015 | 22:47

Riverside Walk
WINCHESTER
Riverside Walk, just off of Bridge Street, takes you a short distance along the River Itchen. Lined with delightful trees, it leads you down to Wolvesey Castle. If you want to sit down and take it easy, there are seats along the walk itself and in the gardens beside the castle wall.

13 SEP 2014

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13 Sep 2014 | 22:33

In Bugle Street at Lansdowne Hill is Tudor House & Garden. This 15th-century town house has displays on local history, costumes, sewing implements, Victoriana, toys, textiles, and jewellery. There is also a Tudor garden.

19 MAY 2014

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19 May 2014 | 22:34

On the southeast side of Petersfield you will find the 38-ha (95-ac) Petersfield Heath, which includes woodland, grassland, a lake, and a picnic and recreation area.

06 MAR 2014

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06 Mar 2014 | 22:55

Milestones
BASINGSTOKE
Milestones is a museum made up of a network of re-created Hampshire streets. Opened on 1st December 2000 by the Duke of Edinburgh (b. 1921), it features a Victorian public house, railway station, ironmonger, and terraced house. There is also a 1930s town with various shops. You will also find a large collection of road vehicles plus railway and tramway stock.

15 FEB 2013

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15 Feb 2013 | 23:25

At the Historic Dockyard in Portsea you will find Dockyard Apprentice. This exhibition tells the story of dockyard life in 1911, when the great dreadnought battleships were undergoing construction. It invites the visitor to become an apprentice for the day. You can clock in at the Victory Gate, learn all about the crafts and skills of shipbuilding, and experience the ambience of the old dockyard.
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15 Feb 2013 | 22:49

Horse Power
WINCHESTER
At Peninsula Barracks off Romsey Road is Horse Power. This tells the story of the 10th and 11th Hussars from their raising in 1715, through to their amalgamation in 1969, and on to the present day. It features colourful exhibits and life-size models.

22 AUG 2012

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22 Aug 2012 | 23:11

At Clarence Esplanade is Southsea Castle. Built in the 1540s at the request of King Henry VIII (1491 – 1547), it contains displays illustrating Portsmouth’s development as a military fortress, aspects of naval history, and local archaeology.

13 JUN 2012

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13 Jun 2012 | 23:12

At Peninsula Barracks off Romsey Road is The Guardroom Museum. This looks at the role of the Adjutant General’s Corps, the section of the British Army responsible for many of its general administrative services.

23 APR 2012

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23 Apr 2012 | 23:09

Round Tower
PORTSMOUTH
At Old Portsmouth is the Round Tower. This is a fortification at the entrance to Portsmouth Harbour, which dates from the 15th century.
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23 Apr 2012 | 23:04

At Old Portsmouth is an old port along the city walls called ‘The Old Sally Port’. This is the place where naval heroes used to embark to fight their country’s battles. Nowadays it’s a place where you can sit down, relax, and watch the ships go by.

16 APR 2012

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SeaCity Museum
SOUTHAMPTON
SeaCity Museum, located within part of the Grade II* listed civic centre, opened on 10th April 2012 to mark the centenary of the departure of RMS Titanic from Southampton. It contains two permanent exhibitions, one showing the city’s connection to Titanic and the other to the city’s role as gateway to the world. A third space for temporary exhibitions is within a purpose-built pavilion extension to the civic centre.

10 SEP 2011

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10 Sep 2011 | 22:40

King John’s House is a medieval upper hall built around 1240. It retains its original roof and has graffiti from 1306 when King Edward I (1239 – 1307) visited. There is also an unusual knucklebone floor. The small garden is a lovely place to relax in when the weather is fine.

19 MAY 2008

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19 May 2008 | 22:38

At the old town hall in Market Place is the Willis Museum and Art Gallery. It features collections of old clocks, watches, toys, and embroidery. There is also a natural history gallery.

25 MAY 2005

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25 May 2005 | 23:10

At Hinton Ampner you will find Hinton Ampner House and Gardens. The house — furnished in a manner representative of many English country houses in the interwar years — is Georgian in style. The gardens, largely created by the late Lord Sherborne (1898 – 1985), have many beautiful features. These include delightful walks, terraces, and wonderful views over the Hampshire countryside.

22 NOV 2002

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22 Nov 2002 | 22:30

At Serle’s House in Southgate Street is The Royal Hampshire Regiment. Decorations, artefacts, medals, and uniforms recall the history of this county regiment.

14 NOV 2002

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14 Nov 2002 | 23:28

At Peninsula Barracks off Romsey Road is The Light Infantry Museum, which features a number of displays devoted almost entirely to a modern infantry regiment created in 1968.

06 NOV 2002

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06 Nov 2002 | 23:19

At Peninsula Barracks off Romsey Road is The Royal Green Jackets Museum. This tells the story of four famous regiments, now amalgamated to form the Royal Green Jackets. It features many models, artefacts, pictures, diagrams, and militaria. There is also the Waterloo Room, featuring a huge model of the battlefield with some 22,000 model soldiers and horses.

10 OCT 2002

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10 Oct 2002 | 23:00

At Peninsula Barracks off Romsey Road is The Gurkha Museum. This tells the history of the Gurkhas since 1815. Visitors are able to travel from the hills of Nepal to the North-West Frontier Province and beyond. Life-size dioramas with sounds and effects bring alive the Gurkha story.

09 OCT 2002

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09 Oct 2002 | 22:38

D-Day Museum
SOUTHSEA
At Clarence Esplanade is the D-Day Museum. This houses The Overlord Embroidery, which depicts the Allied invasion of Normandy on 6th June 1944, and consists of 34 panels with an overall length of 83m (272ft). The museum also features AV displays that help bring D-day to life.

07 AUG 2001

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07 Aug 2001 | 22:35

In the High Street is Eastleigh Museum. It features local history and an art gallery. There are changing exhibitions throughout the year.

05 AUG 2001

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05 Aug 2001 | 22:58

Avington Park
ALRESFORD
At Itchen Abbas is Avington Park. This red brick Palladian mansion, with richly decorated staterooms, sits in beautiful grounds.
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05 Aug 2001 | 22:57

If you make your way to Itchen Abbas you will find the well-preserved 18th-century Avington Church.

07 AUG 2000

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07 Aug 2000 | 22:53

At 393 Old Commercial Road is Charles Dickens’ Birthplace Museum. The house in which it is located dates from 1805 and is where the famous novelist was born.

21 AUG 1999

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21 Aug 1999 | 23:00

Ferries inside the Historic Dockyard at Portsea in Portsmouth can take you to Spitbank Fort. This Victorian fortress, built in the Solent, is 1.6km (1mi) out from shore. Completed in 1878, its original purpose was to thwart the threat of invasion by the French.

15 AUG 1998

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15 Aug 1998 | 22:40

The Vyne
BASINGSTOKE
Situated in the village of Sherborne St John is The Vyne. This is a beautiful 16th-century mansion house that retains its Tudor chapel with Renaissance stained glass. The gardens lead to a lake and there are a number of woodland, wetland, and parkland walks.

02 AUG 1998

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02 Aug 1998 | 23:00

At Ashurst is the New Forest Otter & Owl Centre. It features a large collection of, as you might expect, otters and owls. You can also see mice, hedgehogs, water voles, stoats, and foxes in their natural surroundings.

01 AUG 1998

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01 Aug 1998 | 23:20

This Palladian mansion — the home of the 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900 – 1979) — features fine furniture, pictures, and mementoes of the famous. You can relive the Earl’s life and times in the Mountbatten Exhibition and take a stroll along the riverside lawns.

10 MAY 1998

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10 May 1998 | 22:40

At Emery Down you will find Holidays Hill Reptiliary. This features a breeding collection of New Forest reptiles and amphibians.

09 MAY 1998

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09 May 1998 | 23:23

Butser Ancient Farm
WATERLOOVILLE
At Chalton is Butser Ancient Farm. This features a reconstruction of a prehistoric settlement with huts, crops, etc.

03 MAY 1998

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03 May 1998 | 22:42

At Crow is the New Forest Owl Sanctuary. Here they breed and release birds of prey into the wild. It contains more than 100 aviaries and 400 birds to view.

02 MAY 1998

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02 May 1998 | 23:26

At 84 West Street is Westbury Manor Museum. It features interesting artefacts and exhibitions illustrating the borough’s past. There is also a life-size cameo of life in the workhouse.

30 APR 1998

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30 Apr 1998 | 23:27

At Winkle Street in Lansdowne Hill is the Museum of Archaeology. It features an extensive collection of archaeological finds.

18 APR 1998

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18 Apr 1998 | 23:17

This heritage railway runs a steam train 16km (10mi) along the hilly route between Alton and (New) Alresford. Each station portrays a different period in the history of the railway. Ropley is the engineering centre of the line.

13 APR 1998

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13 Apr 1998 | 22:36

Portsmouth Harbour Tours at Portsea take you out on the water to view the historic harbour and the Royal Navy’s ships. There is a full commentary and the tour usually lasts about an hour.

12 APR 1998

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12 Apr 1998 | 22:45

At Haslar Jetty Road is the Royal Navy Submarine Museum. Here you can take a guided tour through HMS Alliance, a full-sized post-war submarine, and view the Royal Navy’s first sub from 1901, Holland I.

10 APR 1998

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10 Apr 1998 | 22:34

In New Street you will find St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery. It features local history relating to Lymington and the New Forest coast.

14 FEB 1998

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14 Feb 1998 | 22:33

Farley Mount
WINCHESTER
Farley Mount is a hill and one of the highest points in Hampshire. Situated in Farley Mount Country Park, there is an interesting monument to a gallant horse on top.

07 FEB 1998

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07 Feb 1998 | 23:22

In the village of Selborne is Selborne Hanger. Here visitors can climb the steep hill along the Zig-Zag Path. The Rev. Gilbert White (1720 – 1793) and his brother John (1727 – 1780) constructed this path in the 18th century to provide easier access to the Hanger and Selborne Common.
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07 Feb 1998 | 22:49

This historic house at Selborne dates from the 16th century and was home to the Rev. Gilbert White (1720 – 1793) for most of his life. Furnished in 18th-century style, it has beautifully embroidered bed hangings and many portraits. There are also displays on the Oates family, including Capt. Lawrence Oates (1880 – 1912) of the ill-fated Robert (Falcon) Scott (1868 – 1912) expedition to the South Pole and Frank Oates (1840 – 1875), the Victorian explorer. Outside is a 2-ha (5-ac) garden with many original features.

04 FEB 1998

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04 Feb 1998 | 23:11

At Clarence Esplanade is the Sea Life Centre. This ranks as one of the major attractions on the south coast. Awe-inspiring displays show the mysterious living undersea world on a scale not previously possible. There is also a replica ship’s bridge complete with controls.
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04 Feb 1998 | 22:56

At Eastern Parade is the Cumberland House Natural History Museum. It features the geology and natural history of the Portsmouth area, along with freshwater and marine aquaria, and displays of local woodland, chalk, and downland. There is also a Butterfly House, where you can find out about the many species that live in the UK.

02 FEB 1998

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02 Feb 1998 | 23:22

In Museum Road is Portsmouth City Museum. This features ‘The Story of Portsmouth’ — local history, period room settings from the 17th to the 20th century, local pictures, and AV displays. There is also decorative art and contemporary crafts along with a programme of regularly changing exhibitions.

01 FEB 1998

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01 Feb 1998 | 23:13

Located in the Upper Hamble Country Park at Botley is Manor Farm Museum. Here you get to step back in time and see a real working farm from a bygone age. There are also woodland and riverside walks.

31 JAN 1998

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31 Jan 1998 | 22:44

Portsmouth Historic Ships is a voyage of discovery through naval history. It begins in 1194 with the historic dockyard and King Richard I (1157 – 1199). See King Henry VIII’s Mary Rose and the artefacts found on board. Discover what a sailor’s life was like on HMS Victory. Find out about Victorian inventiveness aboard the revolutionary HMS Warrior. There is also the Royal Naval Museum, which charts the rise of the Navy from its earliest beginnings to the present day.

25 JAN 1998

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25 Jan 1998 | 22:32

At the main car park in Lyndhurst you will find the New Forest Museum and Visitor Centre. Here, an AV show and exhibition tells the story of the New Forest.

24 JAN 1998

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24 Jan 1998 | 23:14

Bucklers Hard
BASINGSTOKE
Bucklers Hard includes The Buckler’s Hard Story, a maritime museum with models and displays pertaining to the history of the shipbuilding village. There are also 18th-century cottages, with reconstructed interiors and contents, to show what life was like in the 1700s.

29 DEC 1997

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29 Dec 1997 | 23:23

Queen Elizabeth Country Park in the village of Buriton covers 567ha (1,400ac) and is dominated by the three hills of Butser, Holt Down, and War Down. Along with dramatic woodland and downland scenery, it has wooded barbecue sites and extensive trails for walkers, horse riders, and mountain bikers.

28 DEC 1997

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28 Dec 1997 | 22:47

At Swaythling is this area of outstanding natural beauty. It has a picnic and play area and plenty of space for walks. You can also visit the High Wood Barn to see an exhibition of the park.

27 DEC 1997

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27 Dec 1997 | 23:24

Bear Museum
PETERSFIELD
At 38 Dragon Street is the world’s first teddy bear museum, which opened in 1984. Internationally known, it houses one of the largest collections of teddy bears and other toys in the country.

21 DEC 1997

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21 Dec 1997 | 22:46

At Netley Abbey is the Royal Victoria Country Park. Opened in 1980 on the site of a famous military hospital, the grounds provide 109ha (270ac) of park and woodland by Southampton Water. Ideal for walking and picnicking, there is also a play area for children, a narrow gauge railway, and a nature and history trail. The Heritage Centre (not visited for this review) recalls the history of the hospital.

06 DEC 1997

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06 Dec 1997 | 22:54

Situated between Leigh Park and Rowland’s Castle is Staunton Country Park. This Regency landscaped parkland and forest encompasses about 405ha (1,000ac).

22 NOV 1997

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22 Nov 1997 | 22:40

Manor Farm Country Park at Hedge End has lovely riverside walks and boat trips during the summer months.

21 NOV 1997

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21 Nov 1997 | 22:56

Holly Hill Woodland Park at Park Gate has extensive mature woodlands with lakes and waterfalls. There are also picnic areas and walks leading to the River Hamble.

10 OCT 1997

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10 Oct 1997 | 23:17

At Ashley Heath is Moors Valley Country Park. It features a golf centre, river and lakeside walks, children’s play centre, fishing, picnic areas, and refreshments.

03 OCT 1997

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03 Oct 1997 | 22:58

In St Ives is Avon Forest Park. It contains 235ha (580ac) of heath, pine, and woodland for walking, relaxing, and picnics.

27 SEP 1997

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27 Sep 1997 | 23:15

Fort Nelson at Boarhunt is home to the Royal Armouries Museum of Artillery, housing a world-renowned collection of guns, cannon, and even parts of the Iraqi ‘supergun’. It provides a unique setting to showcase the fascinating development of artillery through the ages.

10 AUG 1997

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10 Aug 1997 | 22:45

At Fisher’s Pond is Marwell Zoological Park. Set in 57ha (140ac) of rolling woodland parkland, Marwell has a worldwide reputation for conserving endangered species. With some 800 animals and birds to look at, there is also a licensed restaurant, fast-food café, gift shops, adventure playground, roundabouts, train rides, and picnic areas.

09 AUG 1997

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09 Aug 1997 | 22:32

At Portchester you will find Portchester Castle. Originally a Roman sea fort dating from the third century, its 6-m-high (20-ft-high) walls survived after the Romans left. The Normans built a keep, bailey, and priory here.

03 AUG 1997

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03 Aug 1997 | 22:52

City Museum
WINCHESTER
The City Museum is on the corner of Great Minster Street and The Square. It contains much information on the history of Winchester. There is also some genuine period shop interiors from the nearby High Street.
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03 Aug 1997 | 22:51

The Great Hall
WINCHESTER
The Great Hall is what remains of a former Norman castle. Said to be the best medieval hall in the country after Westminster, it was the scene of parliaments in Plantagenet times. It is also the location of King Arthur’s Round Table.
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03 Aug 1997 | 22:38

Wolvesey Castle
WINCHESTER
Southeast of Winchester Cathedral are the ruins of Wolvesey Castle. The Roundheads destroyed this 12th-century building during the English Civil War in 1646.

12 JUL 1997

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12 Jul 1997 | 22:54

Basing House
BASINGSTOKE
Situated in the village of Old Basing, Basing House was once a Tudor palace and castle. Largely destroyed after a two-year siege by troops of Oliver Cromwell (1599 – 1658), the site now includes a secret tunnel, a restored 17th-century garden, and a spectacular barn.

06 JUL 1997

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06 Jul 1997 | 23:29

In Bugle Street at Lansdowne Hill is Tudor House Museum. This 15th-century town house has displays on local history, costumes, sewing implements, Victoriana, toys, textiles, and jewellery. There is also a Tudor Garden.

05 JUL 1997

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Breamore House
FORDINGBRIDGE
At Upper Street is Breamore House. This is an Elizabethan manor built around 1583. It contains works of art, furniture, tapestries, and porcelain. In the grounds of the house is the Countryside Museum.
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05 Jul 1997 | 22:54

Countryside Museum
FORDINGBRIDGE
Situated in the grounds of Breamore House at Upper Street is the Countryside Museum. It features agricultural machinery, tools, implements, and steam engines. There are also rural industries’ exhibits including a blacksmith’s shop, brewery, and dairy.

29 JUN 1997

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29 Jun 1997 | 23:15

At Ashurst is Longdown Dairy Farm. This working dairy farm has lots of friendly animals to see, including pigs, goats, calves, rabbits, and chicks.
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29 Jun 1997 | 23:14

At Ashurst is New Forest Nature Quest. Here you can see creatures such as mice, hedgehogs, water voles, stoats, and foxes in their natural surroundings. There are also British butterflies and a nature trail that includes wild boar and a walk-through deer enclosure.

14 JUN 1997

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14 Jun 1997 | 23:17

At Northington is Northington Grange. The exterior of this building — restored at a cost of £500,000 — is one of the earliest examples of a country house built in the form of a temple, in this instance, the Parthenon of Athens.

31 MAY 1997

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31 May 1997 | 22:49

Hurst Castle
LYMINGTON
At Keyhaven is Hurst Castle. Henry VIII (1491 – 1547) erected it for coastal defence in the 1540s. By the end of the 19th century, the castle was the largest of its type ever built. You can reach it by ferry from Keyhaven or by foot via a 2.4-km (1.5-mi) shingle spit from the car park at nearby Milford on Sea. There are good views over the water and a small site exhibition.

25 MAY 1997

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25 May 1997 | 23:26

In East Street you will find Havant Museum and Art Gallery. This houses collections of local interest as well as specialist galleries containing the Vokes Firearms collection. The art gallery features temporary exhibitions.

17 MAY 1997

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17 May 1997 | 23:27

At Hardway is Fort Brockhurst. It is one of the Palmerston Forts and is now an English Heritage property. Along with a parade ground, gun ramps, and a moated keep, you can also see an AV presentation of the Solent defences.
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17 May 1997 | 23:02

In Walpole Road you will find Gosport Museum. This houses collections of local geology, history, and archaeology. There is also a varied programme of temporary exhibitions.

10 MAY 1997

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10 May 1997 | 22:36

At Rockbourne is Rockbourne Roman Villa. Using displays and artefacts, this shows what life was like in Roman Britain. Sections of the villa excavations still remain. There are also mosaics and a hypocaust.

22 FEB 1997

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22 Feb 1997 | 23:26

Set in a former town house in Church Close is the Iron Age Museum. Containing artefacts from Danebury Ring Hill Fort at Nether Wallop, it includes dioramas, models, and AV displays to help interpret the history of this ancient site.

15 FEB 1997

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In the High Street is the small Curtis Museum. It has a wealth of displays and fascinating objects illustrating the history of the area.

01 FEB 1997

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01 Feb 1997 | 22:41

Along Queen’s Avenue at North Camp is Aldershot Military Museum. Going behind the scenes of the daily life of both soldiers and civilians, it features displays, period uniforms, furniture, and galleries.

25 JAN 1997

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Set in a former town house in Church Close is Andover Museum. Looking at Andover from prehistoric times to the present day, it features collections of archaeology, natural history, and social history.

10 JAN 1997

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10 Jan 1997 | 22:44

Furzey Gardens at Minstead, planted originally in 1920, have an international reputation. Along with 3ha (8ac) of peaceful glades, there is also an ancient thatched cottage and a gallery.

14 SEP 1996

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14 Sep 1996 | 22:56

The Hawk Conservancy in the village of Monxton is the largest and most comprehensive centre for birds of prey in southern England. With regular flying demonstrations, there are good opportunities for taking photos of the birds in flight.

07 SEP 1996

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07 Sep 1996 | 23:28

Finkley Down Farm and Country Park in the village of Picket Piece is a family-centred farm with a wide range of farm animals, poultry, baby animals, and rare breeds. There are also Romany caravans, tractors, and rural bygones in its countryside museum.

31 AUG 1996

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31 Aug 1996 | 23:08

Jane Austen’s House in the village of Chawton is a red-bricked building in which the famous novelist lived from 1809 – 1817. It is now a small private museum and, since 1963, Grade I listed.

18 AUG 1996

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18 Aug 1996 | 23:29

Netley Abbey
SOUTHAMPTON
The ruins of Netley Abbey, situated in the district of the same name, form part of a Cistercian building founded in 1239 by monks from Beaulieu.

17 AUG 1996

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17 Aug 1996 | 22:47

Calshot Castle
SOUTHAMPTON
A Tudor castle completed in 1540 and situated in the coastal village of Calshot. Subject to numerous alterations over the years, it comes under the ownership of English Heritage (Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England).

16 AUG 1996

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16 Aug 1996 | 22:59

Situated at Lansdowne Hill in a 14th-century warehouse is this museum, which depicts the history of the city as a port. There are displays of model ships, including the 7-m-long (22-ft-long) builder’s model of the Queen Mary, as well as an exhibition on the ill-fated maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic in April 1912.

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