Why not visit Winchester for its
historic cathedral, and Southampton for shopping especially the new West Quay
Visit Flagship Portsmouth and
the historic dockyard then stroll along the prom at Southsea watching the
ferries, naval ships (only occasionally these days!) and yachts passing in and out of the
the new Gunwharf Quays shopping and leisure complex, adjacent to the harbour
entrance, is worth a visit if you like factory outlet shops, cafes, restaurants,
cinema and bowling.
that there is no provision for parking tall vehicles at the official car
park which is all underground. We were sent to park in the
side streets which isn't ideal from the security aspect). It is possible to walk
from Old Portsmouth (about 1.5km).
harbour entrance (by foot ferry) you can visit the Millenium promenade and
Timespace sundial at Gosport and the Submarine Museum is also worth a visit.
North of the
coast is the delightful Meon valley (along the A32), Romsey, Stockbridge and plenty of historic
houses and beautiful gardens to visit.
There are Caravan Club sites at
Rooksbury Park in the Forest of Bere near Wickham, north of Fareham and at Morn
Hill near Winchester.
A place to visit (not
quite in Hampshire)
This museum is now closed and has
relocated to the old market hall, Craven Arms near Ludlow Shropshire as Stella
Mitchell's Land of Lost Content
We visited this museum again in 2008 and it is well worth a visit!
There you will see an amazing collection of items bringing back memories of
those days when everything seemed to be less than 2 shillings and six
All the items have been personally collected or donated by the owner Stella
Mitchell over the last 30 years.