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Known for beautiful scenery and wild ponies. An ideal base for walking, riding, cycling and within easy reach of Salisbury, Winchester, Bournemouth and the historic dockyards of Portsmouth. Alternatively make use of our Indoor pool and coarse fishing lakes or enjoy exploring the farm. Comfortable en-suite rooms with hot drink facilities and excellent breakfasts.
Things to see and do in Hampshire
The remains of the Basing House, once the country's largest private house and the palace of the powerful courtier William Paulet, Marquess of Winchester. The earthwork banks and ditches of an earlier medieval castle still dominate the ruins. The wealth and power of the Paulet family, their loyalty to the crown and nearness to London brought disaster to Basing in the Civil War. After long sieges and bombardments the House fell to Oliver Cromwell in person.
Charles Dickens Birthplace Museum
The famous writer Charles Dickens was born in this modest house in Portsmouth, England in 1812. The house has miraculously survived and is now preserved as a museum furnished in the style of 1809 which is when John and Elizabeth Dickens set up the first home of their married life there. They had no idea that their eldest son would go on to become one of the most internationally famous writers popular across the world for his novels and short stories. John Dickens came to Portsmouth when his job in the Navy Pay Office was transferred from London. They stayed here until 1815 when his job demanded that he return to London. Charles Dickens only lived in Portsmouth for the first three years of his life but he returned to the town on three occasions. Once he returned to research background information for his novel 'Nicholas Nickleby', and on two occasions later in life when he was a famous writer to give public readings of his work. On his last visit in 1866 he tried to find his birthplace but was unsuccessful, however it is now clearly signposted so visitors can find it easily!
Clarence Pier Southsea is the largest amusement park on the south coast and boasts all manner of amusements, rides and activities for all the family. The Arcades and Pirate Pete's Indoor Adventure Playground are open all year.
Portsmouth’s D-Day Museum is Britain’s only museum dedicated solely to covering all aspects of the D-Day landings in Normandy, France, on 6 June 1944. D-Day was a turning point in the Second World War, and a moment when the course of world events depended on the Allied troops taking part.
HMS Victory is the Royal Navy's most famous warship. She is the world's oldest commissioned ship and a proud memorial to Vice Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson, Britain's greatest Naval hero. Standing proud in her home of No. 2 dry dock, HMS Victory is one of the most famous warships ever built. Built between 1759-1765, Victory was a first-rate, ship-of-the-line. In 1805, Vice Admiral Lord Nelson on board his flagship, HMS Victory, led 27 British ships into battle off Cape Trafalgar against a much larger combined French and Spanish fleet. Thanks to Nelson's inspired leadership, the British won a great victory and the Battle of Trafalgar has become a defining moment in our history. But Nelson paid the ultimate price - struck by a single bullet as he paced the quarterdeck with his captain, Thomas Hardy, he survived just long enough to learn the outcome of the battle.
Jane Austens House
The novelist Jane Austen is known worldwide for her popular novels describing the society of pre-industrial England. She spent the last eight years of her life here at Chawton in the 17th century house which is now preserved in her memory. She wrote some of her best work here. Come and visit us and let us tell you the story of Jane Austen and her family.
A visit to Marwell Wildlife is a chance to get up close to the wonders of the natural world and help save them. We are a charity dedicated to the conservation of wildlife and other natural resources.
The New Forest National Park was created in March 2005 and the New Forest National Park Authority took up its full powers in April 2006. Its purposes are: To conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the Park To promote opportunities for understanding and enjoyment of its special qualities It is the eighth national park in England, the first in the south-east of England and the first to be created for nearly 50 years.
Portchester provides a significant commentary on English history since the Roman invasion of Britain. Used by the Romans then Saxons through to the post Napoleonic era, the castle and exhibition provide a window into 2,000 years of history.
Winchester Cathedral is the Mother Church of the Diocese of Winchester, which is part of the Church of England. The Cathedral has its origins in the 7th century, when a Christian Church was first built on this site. Since then, it has played a fundamental part in the life of this ancient City and a significant role in the history of our nation.
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