Historical Hampshire

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Winchester Castle and Great Hall
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Winchester Castle and Great Hall
Winchester Castle and Great Hall gives you and the kids a chance to visit one of the finest remaining medieval halls, which contains a replica of King Arthur’s Round Table. The hall is all that is left of Winchester Castle, which was built in 1067! It is a vast stone building with lots of interesting features to check out including...
Winchester Museums
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Winchester Museums
Winchester Museums Service is part of Winchester City Council's Cultural Services Division, running four sites in the city and providing a wide range of associated services
FLOWERDOWN BARROWS
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FLOWERDOWN BARROWS
The Flowerdown Barrows are three well-preserved Bronze Age burial mounds on the edge of the village of Littleton. Constructed 4,000 years ago, they were once part of a much larger 'barrow cemetery'. There are two bowl barrows, and the largest and finest disc barrow in Hampshire. Read more about the history of Flowerdown Barrows. BEFORE...
Curtis Museum - Alton
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Curtis Museum - Alton
One of the finest local history collections in Hampshire, exploring 100 million years of history Displays include prehistoric tools, Roman pottery reconstruction, Saxon burials, the Battle of Alton 1643, the notorious tale of Sweet Fanny Adams and Hop picking and brewing. Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm ...
BISHOP'S WALTHAM PALACE
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BISHOP'S WALTHAM PALACE
Even by the standards of the powerful medieval Bishops of Winchester, Bishop's Waltham in Hampshire was a grand residence.  Much remains of the 12th and 14th century buildings, which were begun by Bishop Henry of Blois, brother of King Stephen.  Set within attractive grounds, they include the impressive three-storey tower and the fine...
Sustainability Centre
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Sustainability Centre
The South Downs Sustainability Centre are an independent education and learning centre, a veritable beacon for sustainability and an award-winning social enterprise charity: well worth a visit with curious kids of all ages to start setting them a good environmental example! With a holistic, practical and creative approach to education the fun and...
Uppark House and Gardens
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Uppark House and Gardens
Perched grandly high on the South Downs ridge, Uppark is a tranquil and eminently explorable 18th century house commanding southern views as far as the English Channel! Uppark's variety of Georgian interiors help illustrate for kids the luxury of life ‘upstairs’, in contrast with the somewhat grimmer ‘downstairs’ world of...
Whitchurch Silk Mill
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Whitchurch Silk Mill
Whitchurch Silk Mill is the oldest silk mill in the UK still in its original building. A gem of industrial heritage in beautiful, rural Hampshire, Whitchurch Silk Mill is a Georgian water mill that weaves silk using 19th century machinery. Interactive exhibits and hands on opportunities. Admission: Adults £4.50 Senior citizens...
Milestones - Hampshire's Living History Museum - Basingstoke
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Milestones - Hampshire's Living History Museum - Basingstoke
Milestones, Hampshire’s living history museum Imagine an open-air museum inside a massive modern building… a network of streets with shops, a village green and even a pub... dating from Victorian times and the 1930s… it's fun... a surprise around every corner! Open Tue to Fri, and Bank Holidays,...
Basing House - Basingstoke
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Basing House - Basingstoke
Basing House lies just to the east of the train station. This 10-acre site features the ruins of England’s largest Tudor resident, which was home to William Paulet, the 1st Marqis of Winchester. Serving as a Royalist stronghold during the English Civil War, the house and its inhabitants held out against a lengthy siege. This was...

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Odiham Castle
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Odiham Castle
t was one of only three strongholds built by King John, to add to the ninety he already had at his disposal, and the site was chosen because it lay halfway between Windsor and Winchester. King John may have decided on Odiham as a suitable site for a castle on his visit to the town in 1204. Construction began in 1207 and continued until...
Fort Nelson - Fareham
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Fort Nelson - Fareham
This imposing Victorian fort is home to the Royal Armouries national collection of artillery – The Big Guns. Strategically positioned atop Portsdown Hill, with panoramic views across the Meon Valley and Portsmouth Harbour, Fort Nelson is an historic monument, restored to how it would have been in the 1890s. Visitors can access...
SOUTHWICK PRIORY
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SOUTHWICK PRIORY
Southwick Priory in Hampshire was originally founded for Augustinian canons by Henry I in 1133 within the walls of nearby Portchester Castle, but the canons had moved to the present site within 20 years. After its suppression in 1538 Southwick was converted into a mansion, and today one wall of the priory and earthworks survive. BEFORE YOU GO ...
Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum - Southampton
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Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum - Southampton
THE LAST REMAINING STEAM DRIVEN BRICKWORKS IN THE COUNTRY Welcome to Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum. We are a volunteer run independent museum based near Southampton. The museum is open from April to November: Thursdays 10-4 and for eight big Open Days - click on events to find out when the next one is ...
Mottisfont Abbey and Garden - Romsey
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Mottisfont Abbey and Garden - Romsey
At the heart of this tranquil rural estate is Mottisfont, set in glorious grounds alongside the fast-flowing River Test. There are many layers of history for the visitor to explore, including the Gothic remains of the original 13th-century Augustinian priory. In the mid-20th century the final private owner, society hostess and patron of...
Stansted Park
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Stansted Park
Stansted Park is set within 1700 acres of forest in the heart of the south downs national park. We have so much to see and do so why not bring the kids along for a day out with a difference?! Visit the walled gardens for a ride on our mini railway, to let off steam in the play area, for a delicious bite to eat at The Pavilion tea room or to...
TITCHFIELD ABBEY
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TITCHFIELD ABBEY
First built in the 13th century, Titchfield Abbey in Hampshire was the home of a community of Premonstratensian canons. The canons lived communally, like monks, but also preached and served as priests in the local community. After the Suppression of the Monasteries, Henry VIII gave the abbey to Sir Thomas Wriothesley, Earl of Southampton, who...
Highclere Castle
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Highclere Castle
Towering pinnacled mansion with extravagant exterior remodelled around a previous house by Sir Charles Barry in the 1830's. Impressive and Solid  Victorian interiors with portraits including Van Dyck around the tall gothic great hall. Napoleon's desk and chair from St Helena, as well as Egyptian memorabilia of the Earl of Carnarvon who...
Tudor House and Garden
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Tudor House and Garden
A little trip here gives a unique and atmospheric insight for kids into the lives and times of its residents through the years. Fun for imaginative sorts who will enjoy the opulence and alienness of the decor, and for older school goers who can also learn of Southampton itself. It appeals to visitors of all ages and interests, who find the...
MEDIEVAL MERCHANT'S HOUSE
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MEDIEVAL MERCHANT'S HOUSE
The Medieval Merchant's House is tucked away within walking distance from the busy city centre. Escape from city life and take in the history of Southampton’s 'old town'. A residence and place of business, it stood on one of the busiest streets in medieval Southampton.  Now restored to its mid-14th century appearance by the removal...
PORTCHESTER CASTLE
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PORTCHESTER CASTLE
Looking for a fun family day out? Visit Portchester Castle in Hampshire, South East England. It provides the perfect setting for a relaxed, fun, historic day out. The castle’s commanding location has made it a major factor in the Solent's defences for hundreds of years. The most impressive and best-preserved of the Roman 'Saxon Shore'...
NETLEY ABBEY
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NETLEY ABBEY
Standing close to Southampton Water, Netley is the most complete surviving abbey built by the Cistercian monks in southern England.  Almost all the walls of its 13th century church still stand, together with many monastic buildings.  The buildings were converted into a fashionable Tudor house after the Suppression.  Most...
Museum of Army Flying - Stockbridge
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Museum of Army Flying - Stockbridge
The Museum of Army Flying is home to a unique collection of aviation history one of both international and national importance. Come and see over 35 historic fixed and rotary wing aircraft on display which along with detailed dioramas, artifacts, trophies and models serve as a profound and inspiring tribute to men and their...
WAVERLEY ABBEY
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WAVERLEY ABBEY
Waverley Abbey in Surrey was the very first monastery founded in Britain by the reforming Cistercian religious order. A small group of monks from France settled in this quiet spot by the River Wey in 1128, and Waverley soon became the springboard for Cistercian settlement in southern England. The impressive remains include the fine 13th century...
FARNHAM CASTLE KEEP
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FARNHAM CASTLE KEEP
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The Hawk Conservancy - Andover
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The Hawk Conservancy - Andover
We are a conservation charity and award winning visitor centre that has for many years worked in the fields of conservation, education, rehabilitation and the research of birds of prey. Set in 22 acres of woodland and wildflower meadow, there are over 150 birds of prey on view, from the tiny Pygmy Owl to the impressive Steller's...
The Eling Experience
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The Eling Experience
The Eling Experience is a great half day tourist attraction comprising the rare tidal powered Eling Mill, a comprehensive local heritage centre, nature walks and a pirate play area! Eling Creek is situated at the peak of Southampton Water, where you can see tidal power used to mill flour on a daily basis in a building built in 1785! It’s...
The Man In The Moon
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The Man In The Moon
We've got 6 weeks of dramatically different fun starting Monday 23rd July at Cameldale School in Haslemere for everyone to enjoy. There's an exciting range of drama, games and craft activities all led by our experienced, enthusiastic and CRB checked Crew. We are registered with Ofsted. You can book any combination of days over the six weeks and...
FORT BROCKHURST
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FORT BROCKHURST
One of a number of forts built in the 1850s and 1860s to protect Portsmouth and its  vital harbour against a French invasion. Largely unaltered, the parade ground, gun  ramps and moated keep can all be viewed. The fort currently stores a treasure trove of objects from English Heritage's  extensive reserve collections. Objects...
Rural Life Centre - Farnham
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Rural Life Centre - Farnham
The Rural Life Centre is a country life museum, assembled by the late Mr & Mrs Henry Jackson and now run by a charitable trust. It is pleasantly distributed over ten acres of field, woodland and barns, and comprises a large number of implements and devices marking over 150 years of farming. Many aspects of village and rural life are...
Ludgershall Castle and Cross
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Ludgershall Castle and Cross
Probably begun in the late 11th century by a sheriff of Wiltshire, Ludgershall was much improved in the 13th century by King John and his son Henry III, who used the castle as a hunting lodge. Three large walls and extensive earthworks survive, while in the centre of the nearby village are the remains of a 14th century cross. Read more about the...
Bognor Museum
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Bognor Museum
Find out more of the history of early Bognor, when Sir Richard Hotham set about transforming a small fishing village into a fashionable seaside resort. The Museum is run by the Bognor Regis Local History Society and has been in this building since 2011. Almost every aspect of Bognor’s history is represented, from rocks and fossils millions...
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Discover the world famous historic ships – HMS Victory & HMS Warrior 1860 that have shaped British history at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Home of the Royal Navy, other attractions include The Royal Naval Museum, with a new Exhibition “Task Force South: The Royal Navy and the Falklands War”, and Action Stations with the...
The Mary Rose
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The Mary Rose
Raised in 1982, the Mary Rose is housed in her own purpose-built museum in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, just a few miles from where she was lost. See the thousands of Tudor objects and personal possessions that were preserved when Henry’s favourite warship sank at the Battle of the Solent in 1545. Learn about the huge underwater...
Portsmouth City Museum
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Portsmouth City Museum
Portsmouth City Museum is a great place for to get to know the city and its history that have various events throughout the year. Children will enjoy it looks which is like a manor house with turrets and pointed roofs, which was actually a former barracks. The main attraction is: 'The story of Portsmouth ' is the name of those galleries which...
KING JAMES'S AND LANDPORT GATES, PORTSMOUTH
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KING JAMES'S AND LANDPORT GATES, PORTSMOUTH
ROYAL GARRISON CHURCH, PORTSMOUTH
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ROYAL GARRISON CHURCH, PORTSMOUTH
Royal Garrison Church was built in about 1212 by the Bishop of Winchester as part of  a hospital and hostel for pilgrims. Used as an ammunition store after the Reformation, it  became part of the governor of Portsmouth’s house during Elizabeth I’s reign.  The church was restored in the 19th century, and although the...
Silchester Roman Town Walls and Amphitheatre
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Silchester Roman Town Walls and Amphitheatre
Silchester in Hampshire has its origins as Calleva, a centre of the Iron Age Atrebates tribe from the late 1st century BC. After the Roman conquest of AD 43 it became the large and important town of Calleva Atrebatum. Unlike most Roman towns, it was never reoccupied or built over after it was abandoned in the 6th or 7th century, so archaeological...
Royal Navy Submarine Museum - Gosport
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Royal Navy Submarine Museum - Gosport
Dive into history... A visit to the Submarine Museum includes the incredible experience of actually going onboard a WW2 submarine HMS Alliance with a submariner Guide. The visitor can chat with our submariners and find out what it was like to face danger in battle, to share jokes, hot bunk and how the torpedo section  doubled up as...
CALSHOT CASTLE
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CALSHOT CASTLE
This picturesque castle set in Calshot, a coastal village in Southampton, Hampshire, England. This beautiful village provides a perfect relaxing family day out by the coast.   This artillery fort, built by Henry VIII to defend the sea passage to Southampton, was recently used as a Navy and RAF base. DON'T MISs  OPENING TIMES...
Portsmouth Blue Reef Aquarium
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Portsmouth Blue Reef Aquarium
Welcome to Blue Reef Aquarium in Southsea, Portsmouth, voted Visitor Attraction of the Year by Tourism South East.Situated on Clarence Esplanade, between the two piers overlooking the busy Solent, Blue Reef Aquarium is a great visit whatever the weather. Enjoy close encounters with graceful sharks and rays. Stroll among the colourful inhabitants...
Southsea Castle
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Southsea Castle
Built in 1544, the Castle was part of a series of fortifications constructed by Henry VIII around England's coasts to protect the country from invaders. Barely was the work completed when Henry VIII's flagship, the Mary Rose, tragically sank in front of the Castle. During the English Civil War, nearly a century later, the Castle was captured for...
Royal Marines Museum - Southsea
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Royal Marines Museum - Southsea
The Royal Marines Museum depicts history of the Royal Marines from 1664 through to present day. Personal stories of wars, battles and events of great significance, make the history of the Royal Marines comes to life. The Curators at the Museum collect and display contemporary material so that the story of our history is told up to the present...
Weald & Downland Open Air Museum - Chichester
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Weald & Downland Open Air Museum - Chichester
Our ancestors’ homes and the way they built them, their animals and the way they raised them, their crops and flowers and the way they grew them…at the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum you’ll discover how the people of south east England lived and worked over the past 500 years. And it’s all set in 50 glorious acres of the South Downs National...
BOXGROVE PRIORY
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BOXGROVE PRIORY
FREE ENTRY Open any reasonable time during daylight hours ADDRESS: Boxgrove, West Sussex BEFORE YOU GO The small Benedictine priory of Boxgrove in West Sussex was founded in about 1107, originally for just three monks.  In a beautiful setting at the foot of the South Downs, the principal remains include a fine two-storey guest...
Donnington Castle
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Donnington Castle
The striking twin-towered gatehouse of 14th century Donnington Castle, near Newbury, survives within impressive earthworks. It shows the luxury enjoyed by Sir Richard Abberbury, Donnington's builder, whose private quarters lay within it. Both Henry VIII and Elizabeth I are thought to have stayed here. The large defences built to protect the...
Osborne House - East Cowes
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Osborne House - East Cowes
Osborne House offers a glimpse into the private life of the royal family and is filled with original furnishings and priceless artworks.  The grounds immediately surrounding the house are a joy to explore with stunning views of the Solent. As the island’s most iconic tourist attraction, Osborne’s opulent state ...
Fishbourne Roman Palace
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Fishbourne Roman Palace
Imagine the luxury that would once have surrounded the proud owner of this lavish Roman residence. This palace was certainly fit for a king. Stroll around the recreated Roman gardens – the earliest gardens found anywhere in the country – and enjoy the largest collection of mosaics in situ in the UK. Click here for a short talk about...

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The Novium Museum
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The Novium Museum
The museum is housed in a new building designed to display the remains of Chichester's Roman Bath house. On the ground floor this open archaeological site is interpreted by a short film showing the use of the baths and what the site has been used for since. These remains are one of the most significant Roman finds in Chichester and include...
South Downs Planetarium Science Centre
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South Downs Planetarium Science Centre
The South Downs Planetarium is a registered educational charity, which is run by a dedicated team of volunteers and astronomy enthusiasts. It operates throughout the year, but is not open every day and for that reason is not open to casual visitors. However, the Planetarium is available for private bookings on any day of the week, and we can...

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Reme Museum of Technology - Arborfield
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Reme Museum of Technology - Arborfield
Museum of the history of REME, a full day out for the kids and family. Opening Times & Prices Opening times Monday to Thursday: 9.00am till 4.30pm, Friday: 9.00am till 4.00pm, Sundays: 11.00am till 4.00pm Closed on Christmas Day and New Years Day Bank holidays – check in...
Tangmere Military Aviation Museum
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Tangmere Military Aviation Museum
Tangmere Military Aviation Museum is situated in a corner of the old RAF Tangmere airfield, famed for its illustrious service from 1916 through to the post-war years.  It was opened by a group of aviation enthusiasts in 1982 to promote public awareness of the United Kingdom’s military aviation heritage, educate present and...
Petworth House and Park - Perworth
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Petworth House and Park - Perworth
The vast late 17th-century mansion is set in a beautiful 283-hectare (700-acre) deer park, landscaped by 'Capability' Brown and immortalised in Turner's paintings. The house contains the National Trust's finest collection of pictures, with numerous works by Turner, Van Dyck, Reynolds and Blake, ancient and Neo-classical sculpture, fine...
Netheravon Dovecote
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Netheravon Dovecote
Netheravon Dovecote is a charming yet practical building, and an excellent example of an early 18th century dovecote. It still retains most of its original 700 chalk nesting boxes. Read more about the history of the dovecote. Before You Go Parking: Visitors should park in the Netheravon Church car park. How to Find it: From the church car...
Museum of English Rural Life
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Museum of English Rural Life
The Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) houses thousands of fascinating objects related to life and work in the countryside. We have a programme of temporary exhibitions, family activities, holiday events, guided tours and much more.  MERL is open Tuesday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Closed bank holidays. Admission is free.
Museum of Berkshire Aviation - Reading
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Museum of Berkshire Aviation - Reading
Berkshire's dynamic contribution to aviation history is graphically re-captured at the museum. Run as a charitable trust, the museum is at the historic site of Woodley Airfield, near Reading, U.K. - once the centre of a thriving aircraft industry. Miles and Handley Page aircraft built at Woodley are being re-constructed and exhibited along with...
Stonehenge - Salisbury
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Stonehenge - Salisbury
Stonehenge is surely Britain's greatest national icon, symbolizing mystery, power and endurance. Its original purpose is unclear to us, but some have speculated that it was a temple made for the worship of ancient earth deities. It has been called an astronomical observatory for marking significant events on the prehistoric calendar. Others claim...

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Guildford House Gallery
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Guildford House Gallery
Guildford House is a fascinating 17th century town house at the top of Guildford High Street. From April 2005 to March 2006 a record 122,622 visitors came through the doors of Guildford House.
Old Sarum - Salisbury
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Old Sarum - Salisbury
The great earthwork of Old Sarum stands near Salisbury on the edge of Wiltshire’s chalk plains. Its mighty ramparts were raised in about 500 BC by Iron Age peoples, and later occupied by the Romans, the Saxons and, most importantly, the Normans. William the Conqueror paid off his army here in 1070, and in 1086 summoned all the great...
Dapdune Wharf
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Dapdune Wharf
The award-winning visitor centre at Dapdune Wharf in Guildford tells the story of the navigations and the people who lived and worked on this 360 year old waterway. Visitors can see where the huge Wey barges were built and climb aboard 'Reliance', one of three surviving barges, so there’s plenty of educational scope here!  There is...
Carisbrooke Castle - Newport
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Carisbrooke Castle - Newport
One of the main tourist attractions in the Isle of Wight, Carisbrooke Castle is best known as the place where King Charles I was imprisoned. You can still play bowls on the very green Charles used. For a castle that has lived through more than 800 years of service, including resisting a siege by the French and seeing off the Spanish...
Carisbrooke Castle
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Carisbrooke Castle
Carisbrooke Castle, famous for its donkeys and as a royal prison to Charles I and now the location of the stunning new Edwardian-style Princess Beatrice Garden. Enjoy the birds-eye view from the castle keep and walk around the battlements; delight in the demonstrations of the donkeys working the 16th century treadwheel or relax in the Princess...
Mompesson House - Salisbury
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Mompesson House - Salisbury
Elegant and spacious 18th-century house in the Cathedral Close. The house, featured in the award-winning film 'Sense and Sensibility', has magnificent plasterwork, period furniture and a fine oak staircase. Children's trail and activities. Outside, the delightful walled garden has a pergola and traditional herbaceous borders arranged around a...
Salisbury Cathedral
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Salisbury Cathedral
Salisbury Cathedral has 750 years of history to discover, including Europe’s oldest working clock, Britain’s tallest spire and the world’s best preserved Magna Carta in this amazing Gothic Cathedral. You will have plenty to explore in the unique atmosphere of this ancient place of worship, with beautifully carved tombs and...

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Bembridge Lifeboat Station
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Bembridge Lifeboat Station
Bembridge Lifeboat Station is at the end of a long pier so you and the kids can enjoy the views of the coast as you arrive. The station is very well maintained and has a lift for disabled access and prams. It has lots of information about the RNLI locally and nationally to inspire kids with stories of bravery and rescues! There are plenty of...
The Lookout Discovery Centre - Bracknell
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The Lookout Discovery Centre - Bracknell
The Look Out Discovery Centre is open 7 days a week from 10am - 5pm. Whether you're planning a family trip, group visit or even a birthday party, this hands-on science exhibition makes learning fun for everyone. With its 2,600 acres of Crown Estate woodland, nature trails, children's adventure play park, coffee shop and gift shop, you'll be sure...
Beaulieu - Brockenhurst
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Beaulieu - Brockenhurst
Beaulieu, one of the South of England’s top day visitor attractions, is set in the heart of the New Forest National Park. Beaulieu is a guaranteed great family day out with lots for everyone to enjoy including the world famous National Motor Museum, Palace House, home of the Montagu family, historic Beaulieu Abbey, World of Top Gear and...
Crofton Beam Engines
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Crofton Beam Engines
Come and visit the oldest working steam engines in the world still performing the job they were built to do!  The engines and café are open every day from 22 March to 5 October, 2014, with a number of special steaming weekends. There are two beam engines, one of which is an original 200-year-old Boulton & Watt. Both are fed by a...
Wilton Windmill
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Wilton Windmill
Wilton Windmill is a working 19th century mill that still produces wholemeal stone ground flour. The mill is located on the top of a chalk hill in the open countryside so it really stands out in the landscape. The level grassy site is open all the time, so it is a great place to go for a picnic with the family on a sunny day and enjoy the...
Chisbury Chapel
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Chisbury Chapel
This fine 13th century chapel was originally constructed by the lord of Chisbury Manor to assert his high social status.  It allowed the household of the manor, as well as local people, to attend services and pay their taxes without having to travel to the parish church at Great Bedwyn. The building ceased to be used as a consecrated chapel...
Shipwreck and Maritime Museum - Arreton
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Shipwreck and Maritime Museum - Arreton
Shipwreck Centre & Maritime Experience, including audio visual room showing action films. "Wreck and Rescue" Lifeboat Museum, featuring vintage 1887 "Queen Victoria" pulling/sailing lifeboat and RNLI archive material Smuggling and Fishing displays ...
Brading Roman Villa
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Brading Roman Villa
Brading Roman Villa is one of the finest Romano-British archaeological sites in the UK. Our award-winning Exhibition and Visitor Centre offers a unique insight into Roman life in Britain, from our beautifully preserved mosaic floors to our extensive collection of Roman archaeology, including coins, pottery and tools. Whether you are a family...
Brading The Experience
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Brading The Experience
The original Isle of Wight Wax Works Museum and Animal World was founded by Graham Osborne-Smith and opened in 1965. Today it is still owned by an Islander who has developed this historical and wonderfully interesting attraction into more than just a Wax Works. It now has many exciting ongoing developments, and in particular the huge new extension...
Nunwell House and Gardens - Brading
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Nunwell House and Gardens - Brading
The picturesque house has been a family home since 1522 and is of great historic and architectural interest. It was here that Sir John Oglander, was host to Charles I on his last night of freedom and modern day visitors can still see the Parlour Chamber in which they met. The house is beautifully furnished, there are exhibits recalling the...
Fort Victoria Country Park - Yarmouth - IOW
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Fort Victoria Country Park - Yarmouth - IOW
Built on the north shore of the Isle of Wight to guard the Solent the remains of Fort Victoria now house a Marine Aquarium, a Sea Bed Archaeology Exhibition, a Planetarium and a Model Railway. The surrounding Country Park offers Seashore and Woodland walks and the site is one of the best vantage points for watching the Solents boats and shipping....
Yarmouth Castle
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Yarmouth Castle
Yarmouth Castle, Isle of Wight provides a magnificent picnic spot, with views over the Solent for a lovely relaxing family day by the sea. Step inside and discover the atmospheric recreation of how the rooms were used in the 16th century, and see the exhibition about the many wrecks which occurred in the treacherous stretch of sea which...
Bignor Roman Villa
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Bignor Roman Villa
Bignor Roman Villa is a great place to learn some interesting history in a beautiful setting, which includes the farm belonging to the family who are descended from the farmer who originally found the remains. For curious minded and scholastically encouraged kids, you can't beat a bit of villa! Budding history buffs can find out about 2...
Please find all castles and Stately homes, ancient abbeys and cathedrals in the Hampshire area, if your looking  for a great day out at lush tree and flowered gardens and take in the sights of wonderful buildings and castles. These historic buildings also are steeped in rich history and visits to these buildings are extremely educational and informative.
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