|#1 of 30 Things To Do in Hampshire|
City Centre Winchester
~2.19 miles from Hampshire city center
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|#2 of 30 Things To Do in Hampshire|
Southhampton Maritime Museum (Titanic)
~12.43 miles from Hampshire city center
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|#3 of 30 Things To Do in Hampshire|
City Centre Southampton
~12.43 miles from Hampshire city center
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|#4 of 30 Things To Do in Hampshire|
City Centre Basingstoke
~15.42 miles from Hampshire city center
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|#5 of 30 Things To Do in Hampshire|
~18.13 miles from Hampshire city center
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Uppark is a 17th-century house in South Harting, Petersfield, West Sussex, England and a National Trust property.The house, set high on the South Downs, was built for the first Lord Tankerville c.1690 and subsequently sold to Sir Matthew and Lady Sarah Fetherstonhaugh in 1747. Matthew and Sarah redecorated the house extensively between 1750 - 1760 and introduced most of the exisitng collection of household items displayed today, much of it collected on their Grand Tour in 1749 - 1751. Their only son, Sir Harry Fetherstonhaugh, added to the collection and commissioned Humphry Repton to add a new pillared portico, dairy and landscaped garden. In the 19th century stables and kitchens were added as separate buildings connected to the main building by tunnels.On 30 August 1989 the building ...
|#6 of 30 Things To Do in Hampshire|
~18.20 miles from Hampshire city center
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Highclere Castle is a Victorian country house in high Elizabethan style, with park designed by Capability Brown. The 6,000 acre (c. 2,400 hectare) estate in Berkshire is south of Newbury, Berkshire, England. It is the country seat of the Herbert family, the Earls of Carnarvon, and the largest mansion in Hampshire.The present castle stands on the site of an earlier house, in turn built on the foundations of the medieval palace of the Bishops of Winchester, who owned this estate from the 8th century. In 1692, Robert Sawyer, a lawyer and college friend of Samuel Pepys, bequeathed a mansion at Highclere to his only daughter, Margaret. Her second son, Robert Herbert, inherited Highclere, began its picture collection, and created the garden temples. His nephew Henry Herbert was made Baron Po...
|#7 of 30 Things To Do in Hampshire|
Sandham Memorial Chapel
~19.15 miles from Hampshire city center
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Sandham Memorial Chapel is in the village of Burghclere, Hampshire, England. It is a Grade I listed 1920s decorated chapel, designed by Lionel Pearson as a memorial to the memory of Lieutenant Henry Willoughby Sandham, who had died at the end of World War I. It was commissioned by his sister and her husband, Mary and Louis Behrend. The chapel is surrounded by lawns and orchards, with views of Watership Down. It is now run by the National Trust and is open to the public.The chapel is famous for its series of paintings by the English artist Stanley Spencer which were inspired by his experiences during World War I, during which he served as an orderly with the Royal Army Medical Corps, first at Beaufort Hospital in Bristol, and then in Macedonia, where he subsequently transferred to the inf...
|#8 of 30 Things To Do in Hampshire|
~19.54 miles from Hampshire city center
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The story of Stansted Park began with a hunting lodge in the Forest of Bere 800 years ago. Royal visitors have been recorded here from Henry II to the present generation.After several owners and a disastrous fire in 1900, the mansion was rebuilt on the exact footprint of a 17th century house, and the estate became the home of the Ponsonbys, Earls of Bessborough, in 1924. The story of Stansted Park and its owners since the twelfth century is told in Lord Bessborough's book " Enchanted Forest."The elegant Regency Chapel of St Paul stands on the site of the first great house in Stansted Park (ruined in the Civil War) and re-uses some of its 15th century masonry. Its stained glass windows 'tripple-arch'd and diamonded' directly inspired the poet John Keats who attended its consecrat...
|#9 of 30 Things To Do in Hampshire|
City Centre Portsmouth
~19.71 miles from Hampshire city center
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|#10 of 30 Things To Do in Hampshire|
Portsmouth Naval Docklands
~19.85 miles from Hampshire city center
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|#11 of 30 Things To Do in Hampshire|
~20.89 miles from Hampshire city center
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Portsmouth Football Club are an English football club which is based in the city of Portsmouth. The club is nicknamed Pompey, sometimes called 'The Blues', with their fans known as 'The Blue Army'. They are currently playing in the Premier League for the seventh consecutive season, but are bottom of the league table and entered administration on 26 February 2010, incurring a 9 point penalty on 17 March 2010. They have played their home matches at Fratton Park since 1898.Portsmouth have won the FA Cup twice, most recently in 2008 beating Welsh side Cardiff City 1-0 in the final. The club has also been champions of England twice, making it the most successful southern club outside of London.
|#12 of 30 Things To Do in Hampshire|
City Centre Cowes
~21.32 miles from Hampshire city center
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|#13 of 30 Things To Do in Hampshire|
~21.41 miles from Hampshire city center
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Walbury Hill is the highest point in the South East England region of the UK at 297 metres (974 ft) above sea level.It is situated on the border between the civil parishes of Inkpen and Combe in southwestern Berkshire (the latter formerly in Hampshire). It is close to the Hampshire border and 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) southeast of Hungerford, the closest town. On its summit is the Iron Age hill fort of Walbury Camp. Combe Gibbet stands on the adjoining Gallows Down.The true summit is marked by a triangulation pillar approximately 100 metres (330 ft) from the main Test Way. Walbury Hill is sometimes used by the BBC as a temporary relay station during major sporting events. There is no metalled road across the hill, but the byway is open to all traffic and maintained with a hard gravel surfa...
|#14 of 30 Things To Do in Hampshire|
~21.68 miles from Hampshire city center
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Combe Gibbet is a gibbet at the top of Gallows Down, near the village and just within the civil parish of Combe in Berkshire (formerly Hampshire).The gibbet is located at grid reference SU360620, on the Test Way close to the Berkshire-Hampshire border, it is named after the village of Combe, but it is also close to Inkpen. The nearest sizeable town is Newbury in Berkshire. It is built on top of a long barrow known as the Inkpen long barrow. The long barrow is 60m long and 22m wide. Walbury Hill (the highest point in South East England) is just a little further to the east.It was erected in 1676 for the purpose of hanging George Broomham and Dorothy Newman and has only ever been used for them. The gibbet was placed in such a prominent location as a warning, to deter others from comm...
|#15 of 30 Things To Do in Hampshire|
~21.69 miles from Hampshire city center
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RAF Station Greenham Common is a former military airfield in Berkshire, England. The airfield is located approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) south-southwest of Thatcham; about 50 miles (80 km) west of LondonOpened in 1942, it was used by both the Royal Air Force and United States Army (later Air) Force during World War II and the Cold War. After the Cold War ended it was closed in 1993.The airfield was also known for the Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp held outside its gates in the 1980s.Today the airfield is slowly being dismantled from its military past.
|#16 of 30 Things To Do in Hampshire|
Stratford Saye House
~22.47 miles from Hampshire city center
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Stratfield Saye House is a large stately home at Stratfield Saye in the north-east of the English county of Hampshire. It has been the home of the Dukes of Wellington since 1817.The Manor of Stratfieldsaye was made up from the property of two much older manors. In the 12th century it was owned by the Stoteville family and was then passed, through marriage, to the de Saye family at the start of the 13th century.Prior to 1370 the manor passed to the Dabridgecourts through marriage and, in 1629, they sold the property to the Pitt family, cousins of the great father-and-son Prime Ministers.The main part of the house was extensively enlarged around 1630 by Sir William Pitt, Comptroller of the Household to King James I. Further extensive alterations were carried out to the house and park i...
|#17 of 30 Things To Do in Hampshire|
Thatcham Nature Discovery Centre
~22.89 miles from Hampshire city center
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Thatcham Nature Discovery Centre offers a year round programme of events, workshops, special exhibitions, walks and talks for children, families and adults. The Centre is situated off Lower Way on the northern side of Thatcham Lake close to Thatcham Reed Beds Local Nature Reserve and is a partnership between West Berkshire Council, The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and English Nature.http://www.westberks.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=3791 Thatcham Nature Discovery Centre, Muddy Lane, Lower Way, Newbury, Berkshire, RG19 3FU, England tel: 01635 874381 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|#18 of 30 Things To Do in Hampshire|
City Centre Salisbury
~22.89 miles from Hampshire city center
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|#19 of 30 Things To Do in Hampshire|
St. Mary's Church (Thatcham)
~22.92 miles from Hampshire city center
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St Mary's Church is located in Thatcham. Thatcham is a town in Berkshire, England 3 miles (5 km) east of Newbury and 15 miles (24 km) west of Reading. It covers about 8.75 square miles (23 km²) and has a population of 23,000 people (2003). This number has grown rapidly over the last few decades from 5,000 in 1951 and 7,500 in 1961.It lies on the River Kennet, the Kennet and Avon Canal, the A4 road and the course of a Roman road. It is also served by Thatcham railway station on the line between Newbury and Reading. Employment is provided by a number of light industrial units
|#20 of 30 Things To Do in Hampshire|
West Berkshire Museum
~22.96 miles from Hampshire city center
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The West Berkshire Museum is a museum located in Newbury, Berkshire. Built in 1904, the museum houses various artworks and collections. The museum is housed in two of Newbury's most historic buildings. The Cloth Hall was built in 1626-1627 by Richard Emmes, a master carpenter of Speenhamland for the Newbury Corporation as a cloth factory. Originally part of a larger range of buildings with a courtyard in the centre, the building was subsequently used as a workhouse, hospital and school before being used for storing corn from 1829 until its conversion to a museum.As of April 2009, only two ground floor galleries are open to the public because of fire safety restrictions. There is no public access to the galleries in the Cloth Hall or on the first floor
|#21 of 30 Things To Do in Hampshire|
City Centre Newbury
~22.99 miles from Hampshire city center
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|#22 of 30 Things To Do in Hampshire|
Newbury Town Hall
~22.99 miles from Hampshire city center
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|#23 of 30 Things To Do in Hampshire|
Wellington Country Park
~23.92 miles from Hampshire city center
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Wellington Country Park is a country park in Berkshire, around Riseley, near Reading.The Park consists of 350 acres (1.4 km2) of coniferous and deciduous woodlands with several nature trails and a lake.It was opened in 1974 by the Eighth Duke and Duchess of Wellington.The park has a campsite which has sole use of the childrens play area facilities when the park itself closes.
|#24 of 30 Things To Do in Hampshire|
City Centre Ryde
~23.95 miles from Hampshire city center
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|#25 of 30 Things To Do in Hampshire|
~24.00 miles from Hampshire city center
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Waverley Abbey was the first Cistercian abbey in England, founded in 1128 by William Giffard, Bishop of Winchester. It is situated about one mile south of Farnham, Surrey, in a bend of the River Wey.During the first century of its existence, it founded six monasteries, and despite the members thus sent away, it had 70 monks and 120 lay brothers in 1187. It kept about thirty ploughs.The site was subject to regular flooding, however, and in 1203 the foundations for a new church and monastery were laid on higher ground. The new church was dedicated in 1231.King John visited Waverley in 1209, and Henry III in 1225. The abbey also produced the famous annals of Waverley, an important source for the period.By the end of the thirteenth century the abbey was becoming less important. By th...
|#26 of 30 Things To Do in Hampshire|
West Dean Gardens
~24.13 miles from Hampshire city center
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West Dean College is situated in the 6,350-acre (25.7 km2) West Dean Estate, of West Dean near Chichester. The Estate was formerly the home of the poet and patron of the arts, Edward James. He was an avid admirer of the Surrealist movement, and formed one of the largest collections of their works during his lifetime. He inherited West Dean House and the estate after the untimely death of his father.In 1939 Edward wrote to Aldous Huxley expressing his fear that after the war, certain arts, and particularly the techniques of the craftsmen would be lost. As a solution James suggested that his Estate be set up as an educational community where the techniques of craftsmanship could be preserved and taught, whilst restoring old work and creating new art works. In 1964 James conveyed this Estat...
|#27 of 30 Things To Do in Hampshire|
~24.15 miles from Hampshire city center
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Donnington Castle (51°25'11?N 1°20'17?W) is a ruined medieval castle, situated in the small village of Donnington, just north of the town of Newbury in the English county of Berkshire.Donnington Castle was built by its original owner, Richard Abberbury the Elder, under a licence granted by Richard II in 1386 AD. The surviving castle gatehouse dates from this time. The castle was subsequently bought by Thomas Chaucer, the son of the poet Geoffrey Chaucer, as a residence for his daughter Alice, who later became Duchess of Suffolk. This family later fell out with the Tudor monarchs, and the castle became a Royal property. Both King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I visited Donnington Castle and the latter wanted to live there during her imprisonment by her sister, Queen Mary I, but this wa...
|#28 of 30 Things To Do in Hampshire|
UK Wolf Centre
~24.33 miles from Hampshire city center
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From their website:The late Roger Palmer had kept wolves as a private individual for many years. The more he had learned about wolves the keener he had been to dispel the myths and misconceptions that surround them. Encouraged by his friend Erich Klinghammer the founder of Wolf Park in North America, Roger was persuaded to form the UK Wolf Conservation Trust. The UK Wolf Conservation Trust has moved on from those early days. There are now three huge enclosures housing the Trust's six ambassador wolves. Look at the gallery for some photographs of our wolves. We have an adopt a wolf scheme that you might like to buy as gift for someone special, or for yourself for that matter.The Trust is proud to provide financial support to a number of wolf conservation projects. We have a spec...
|#29 of 30 Things To Do in Hampshire|
~24.35 miles from Hampshire city center
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Bosham (pronounced /b?z?m/) is a small coastal village and civil parish in the Chichester District of West Sussex, England, situated three miles (5 km) west of Chichester on an inlet of Chichester Harbour.The parish has a land area of 1375 hectares (3397 acres). In the 2001 census 2847 people lived in 1313 households, of whom 1358 were economically active.Bosham is colloquially divided into two halves: Old Bosham and New Bosham. New Bosham constitutes the more developed northern half of the village, situated around the A259 road and the railway line. The village is served by Bosham railway station. It is sometimes referred to by its increasingly obsolete original name, Broadbridge. Old Bosham includes the remaining geographical protrusion to the south. This includes the site of the...
|#30 of 30 Things To Do in Hampshire|
Weald and Downland Open Air Museum
~24.90 miles from Hampshire city center
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Weald and Downland Open Air Museum is an open air museum at Singleton, Sussex, England. The museum covers 50 acres (20 ha), with nearly 50 historic buildings dating from the thirteenth to nineteenth centuries, along with gardens, farm animals, walks and a lake.The buildings at the museum were all threatened with destruction. They were carefully dismantled, conserved and rebuilt to their original form at the museum. These buildings help the museum bring to life the homes, farmsteads and rural industries of the last seven hundred years. Many buildings situated there are over four hundred years old, and still stand strong. Along with the buildings, there are "hands on" activities, like cooking, and weaving and a number of yearly activities, including glass painting, and bonfire nights.The...