Round and About, Places to See

By SPP Reporter

Round and About


Historic Georgian Town. Alresford is the perfect place for strolling and there is plenty to please the eye. Plenty of shops, eating places and accommodation.

Just off the A31 between Winchester and Alton. Tourist Information Centre Tel: 01962 840500.

Markets Dorset

Dorchester-Wednesday 0800-1500 hrs

Weymouth-Thursday 0800-1500 hrs

Wimborne-Friday 0700-1430 hrs,

Saturday 0800-1300 hrs, Sunday 0900-1600 hrs

Enquiries Tel 01202 841212.

Castle Portsmouth-Southsea

During the Summer we regularly hold events at the Castle including Tudor, Civil War and Hawk and Owl weekends.

Tel: 02392 827261 Fax: 02392 875276.


Plenty to do, see and places to stay, only 55 minutes by train from London.Historic Market Town, “the heart of rural Hampshire.”

Tourist Information Centre Tel: 01730 268829.


and Gardens. Open between February and December. We can provide guided tours for Adult Parties (group bookings). PalaceRoman

Tel: 01243 785859 situated just outside Chichester.

Tower Hill Pageant

Ride through 2000 years of London’s Life! Located underground in the 19th Century wine vaults Tower Hill, London.

Tel: 0207 7090081.

Places to See

The Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and Arboretum

A garden for all seasons. Special events, evening talks, workshops, family activities and Jermyn’s House Tea Rooms and Lawns. Location 3 miles north-east of Romsey. Free Parking. Tel: 01794 368787 for more information.

Basingstoke Ice Rink and Lido

Ice Skating, Ice Hockey, Swimming and many other associated events and features. Leisure Park Information

Tel: 01256 476868.

Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park

Family run Farmer Palmer’s is designed specifically for children 8 years and under. Fantastic staff, lots of animal activities, brilliant birthday parties and real home cooking! Lots new for 2010. The all weather attraction that is a full day out of fun & great value for money. Tel: 01202 622 022 Email:

Queen Elizabeth Country Park

The Queen Elizabeth Country Park is part of the landscape of the South Downs. Walking & Cycling Trails, Picnics & BBQs, Events & Activities. We are open all the year. Contact the Visitor Centre for further information. Tel: 02392 595040.

Green Jackets Museum Royal

Peninsula Barracks, Romsey Road, Tel 01962 828549 – open Mon-Sat 1000-1300 hrs & 1400-1700 hrs Sun (Mar-Mid Nov) 1200-1600 hrs.

The Royal Hampshire Regiment Museum

Serle’s House, Southgate Street, Tel 01962 863658 – open Mon-Fri 1000-1230 hrs & 1400-1600 hrs. Sat, Sun and BH Mons, Apr-Oct 1200-1600 hrs.

The Museum of the King’s Royal Hussars

Peninsula Barracks, Romsey Road, Tel 01962 828541 – open Tues-Fri 1000-1245 hrs & 1330-1600 hrs Sat, Sun and BH Mons, Apr-Oct 1200-1600 hrs.

The Gurkha Museum

Peninsula Barracks, Romsey Road, Tel 01962 842832 – open Mon-Sat 1000-1700 hrs Sun 1200-1600 hrs.

The Light Infantry Museum

Peninsula Barracks, Romsey Road, Tel 01962 828550 – open Mon-Sat & BH Mons 1000-1600 hrs

Sun 1200-1600 hrs.

The Adjutant General’s Corps Museum

Peninsula Barracks, Romsey Road, Tel 01962 877826 – open Tues-Sat 1000-1700 hrs Sun (Easter-Sep) 1200-1600 hrs.

Museum of the Iron Age Andover

Step inside the Museum of the Iron Age and discover a way of life that was destroyed by the Romans. For information Tel: 01264 366283.

Alpine Centre Southampton South’s Premier Centre for Skiing, Snowboarding and Ringos, Sports Centre, Bassett, Southampton. Tel: 02380 790970.

Play Zone, PortsmouthIt’s the brilliant, big and bright Playzone with bags, tubes, mazes, ball-ponds, slides,ropes, nets & climbing walls for all the family to have fun! Tel: 02392 379999.

Play Zone, Portsmouth

It’s the brilliant, big and bright Playzone with bags, tubes, mazes, ball-ponds, slides, ropes, nets & climbing walls for all the family to have fun! Tel: 02392 379999.


A world of birds and much more. 24hr information line 01420 22838, enquires: 01420 22140. Three miles south of Farnham on the A325.

The Enchanted Forest at Groombridge Near Tunbridge Wells

We aim to give you and all your family a most unusual, exhilarating and satisfying day out in a stunning natural environment. Special rates for groups. Tel: 01892 863999 24 hour information line.

Northbrook Springs Vineyard

Bishop’s Waltham near Southampton Tel: 01489 892659 We want you to have not only a memorable visit but an enjoyable tasting and an increased knowledge of English Wines.

Open Air Museum Weald & Downland

A fascinating collection of over 40 regional historic buildings which have been rescued from destruction and rebuilt to their original form, ranging from medieval to Victorian times. We are in Singleton, Chichester Tel: 01243 811348.

Whitchurch Silk Mill

A unique silk weaving water mill in Hampshire, it takes you back in time to the days of water power and flying shuttles. The mill stands on an island on the River Test in the small town of Whitchurch. For more details Tel: 01256 892065.


In the heart of the New Forest for memorable days. National Motor Museum, Palace House and Gardens, Beaulieu Abbey and rides for all the family. Tel: 01590 612123 (24hrs) or 01590 612345.

Historic Dockyard Portsmouth

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is one of the South of England’s best visitor destinations offering a complete maritime experience, all year round.

Visitors can discover history at the home of world-famous ships, HMS Victory and HMS Warrior 1860; walk through fascinating exhibitions at the Mary Rose Museum and the National Museum of the Royal Navy; test skills at the interactive Action Stations and take a Harbour Tours boat trip around Portsmouth Harbour and Naval Base. Whether interested in naval, military, industrial or social history, architecture, culture, or just a way to keep the kids occupied,

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is an ideal destination.

Cathedral Salisbury

Salisbury Cathedral is perhaps Britain’s finest example of medieval architecture. Built between 1220 and 1258, the tallest spire in England was added a generation later and can be seen for miles. The surrounding Close is perfectly preserved and is still locked at night. The Chapter House has a unique medieval frieze and an original 1215 Magna Carta.

Wiltshire Museum Salisbury & South

Museum is situated in the Close and is the winner of six awards including “England for Excellence”. Special exhibitions are held all year. A friendly museum in a splendid Grade 1 Listed Building. Now designated as having archaeology collections of national importance.Salisbury

The Wardrobe

The Wardrobe with its many period features, dates from 1254 and is also situated in the Close. It is known as The Wardrobe having been used as a clothing and document store by bishops in the 14th Century. The building now houses the Salisbury Museum of The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment. The many and varied exhibits tell an absorbing story of the life of an English County Regiment. The Berniers Tea Room is situated next to The Wardrobe in a restored 16th Century coach house and offers home cooked food which can be served on the terrace in the summer.

Garrison Page 60 Leisure Time

Tourist Information Centre – Tel: 01722 334956 Salisbury

The information centre is within the Guildhall and the entrance is situated in Fish Row.


October-April Mon-Sat 0930-1700 hrs

May Mon-Sat 0930-1700 hrs Sun 1030-1630 hrs

June & September Mon-Sat 0930-1800 hrs Sun 1030-1630 hrs

July & August Mon-Sat 0930-1900 hrs Sun 1030-1700 hrs

For many other places of interest and how to get to them, obtain an excellent Official Guide from Salisbury Tourist Information Centre.


is an impressive prehistoric monument of unique importance, a World Heritage Site, surrounded by remains of ceremonial and domestic structures – some older than the monument itself.Stonehenge

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