Hurst Castle, artillery fortresses built by Henry VIII at the entrance to the Solent. Used as a prison in the 17th-century and later strengthened during the 19th and 20th centuries.
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Royal Garrison Church, or Domus Dei (Hospital of Saint Nicholas) was an almshouse and hospice established in 1212 by Pierre des Roches, Bishop of Winchester.
The Portsmouth D-Day Museum tells the story of Operation Overlord during the Normandy D-Day landings.
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 Read more [...]
Winchester Cathedral is one of the largest cathedrals in Europe, with the longest nave and greatest overall length of any Gothic cathedral.
Uppark House and Garden, late 17th-century red brick house elevated upon the South Downs. You can explore the elegant Georgian furnished rooms, take a tour of the gardens and woodland Read more [...]
Southsea Castle, has also been known under the names of Chaderton Castle, South Castle and Portsea Castle, is an artillery fort originally constructed by Henry VIII on Portsea Island in Read more [...]
HMS Warrior is a 40-gun steam-powered armoured frigate built for the Royal Navy in 1859–61. She was the name ship of the Warrior-class ironclads.
Winchester City Museum tells the story of England’s ancient capital, the seat of Alfred the Great.
Combe Gibbet is an historical but grisly reminder of the popularity of hanging in the 17th Century in England. This gibbet is interesting as it is a double gibbet which Read more [...]
HMS Victory is a 104-gun first-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, ordered in 1758, laid down in 1759 and launched in 1765. She is best known for Read more [...]