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Our History and Heritage category brings all Coast Radar’s Hampshire listings related to looking for something to do or a place to visit together where they offer some form of historic or heritage based activity.
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- Submarine Museaum in Portsmouth has everything you need for an adventure! This museum is all about submarines and they take you back in time to Alexander the Great and other ancient heroes who thought about winning wars through underwater approaches! You can even go onboard a WWII submarine and find out what it was like leagues under the sea and in battle. Take a look inside the tiny X-craft, a miniature sub that saw action during D-Day in 1944! The History Galleries allow to travel back to 1620 when the first submersible was tested right up to today’s huge submarines. There is good coffee and cake at the coffee shop overlooking the Portsmouth Harbour and the museum is open from 10am and an adult costs £12.50 and a child from aged 5, just £9!Parking Toilets Disabled access Child friendly Cafe Shop
- Winchester Great Hall is a medieval hall that is considered to be one of the finest in great halls in England. The hall was built between 1222 and 1236 and houses the famous round table. For many years, it was used as a courthouse. Now surrounded by local government offices, the remains of the castle and the modern law courts.
- Mottisfont Abbey is within glorious gardens alongside the River Test. This provides a great day out:explore the Gothic remains of the 13th-century Augustinian priory walk around the gardens and historic woodland riverside walks cycle paths stop off at the kitchen cafe
- Portchester Castle’s commanding location as the Solent’s defences for hundreds of years. Originally built in the late 3rd century. Covering an area of nearly ten acres, it is the only Roman stronghold in northern Europe whose walls still mainly stand to their full 6 metre height, complete with most of their originally twenty towers.
- Clanfield is an historic village well worth a visit. One of the main attractions of the villages is the church of St James that dates back to 1305 and contains to medieval bells. The villages is bordered by the South Downs National Park and is considered an area of outstanding natural beauty full of walks and places to picnic and just enjoy the outdoors. There are few residents but Old Clanfield boasts more take aways than other similar sized communities! It also has a great skatepark and childrens play area and is frequented by walkers all year round. Visitors love the thatched well and the pond and stop in one of the three pubs on their way back from their walks to enjoy Sunday lunch or a pint. Those keen on star gazing make use of the Clanfield Observatory which is run by the Hampshire Astronomical Group who have open days. It is up high on a hill on the South coast of England and is well equipped and has a full programme of open evenings throughout the year.