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Royal Victoria Country Park

An enticing mix of woodland, parkland and foreshore with a fascinating military history. Discover the history of the Royal Victoria Military Hospital, enjoy breathtaking views of Hampshire from our Chapel Tower, or simply relax in the tranquil park grounds. http://www.hants.gov.uk/rvcp rvcp.enquiries@hants.gov.uk Directions: Leave M7 at junction 8; follow signs to Netley along Hamble Lane and follow signs for Royal Victoria Country Park Opening times: Visitor Centre open daily. Winter 10am-4pm, Summer 10am-4.30pm Park open daily from 8.30am Admission: Exhibition admission £1.50 adult, £1.00 child, £1.00 concession. Tower Tours £4.50 adult, £3.50 child £3.50 concession. Car parking charges apply throughout...

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Itchen Valley Country Park

With 440 acres of outdoor space, Itchen Valley Country Park is an ideal for a day out. Waymarked trails help you explore the different areas of the Park and there are picnic sites throughout the site along with a shop and café, play areas and special activities for children. Directions: Leave M27 at junction 5; follow signs for West End. Opening times: Park open 8am – dusk every day. Visitor centre open every day 10.30am – 5.00pm April – August and weekends only September – March. Admission: No admission charges, but please phone for current car parking charges. Website...

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Contact Us

Please use the form below to contact the Hamble Valley for more information including the free Hamble Valley Visitor Guide, walking trails and heritage leaflets. FREE PRIZE DRAW! Order a copy of the FREE Hamble Valley Visitor Guide and complete the questionnaire for your chance to win: A two-night short break at Ellington Lodge at The Concorde Club, Eastleigh or A Family Day pass to Marwell Wildlife   If you wish to write to the Hamble Valley, please send to: The Marketing Collective The Point Leigh Road Eastleigh SO50 9DE   Or telephone 023 8000 1655   [contact-form-7 id=”972″ title=”Contact”]...

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Fareham

Back to Hamble Valley Towns & Villages With a history dating back to Norman times, Fareham town centre retains its traditional market town and historic architectural appeal in a modern shopping environment, combining a High Street of Georgian buildings and a smart central shopping area with undercover centre and surrounding specialty shops. Its compact and level aspect makes it easily accessible to all. Set in a fabulous Georgian building in the centre of the town, Westbury Manor Museum tells the story of Fareham’s past from industries which include strawberry growing, chimney pots, bricks and innovative boat building. The family friendly gallery shows how Fareham people have lived – from objects used 9,000 years ago to the present day, including an amazing Roman curse on someone who stole a purse almost 2,000 years ago! There is something for everyone from family activities in the Play and Learn corner to delicious home-made cakes in the coffee shop. Fernham Hall offers a range of entertainment from music, comedy, theatre and Christmas panto. Apollo Cinema in the Market Quay has five screens showing the latest films. The Ashcroft Centre has a 150 theatre, gallery and a dance/music studio offering a varied and packed programme of events including films, comedy, theatre and workshops. The town centre boasts a unique pedestrianised sculpture park, complete with Performance Podium where there are often special events and activities.  ...

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Eastleigh

More information   For information on shopping, places to eat and access to the town www.eastleightc.co.uk   Back to Hamble Valley Towns & Villages Eastleigh is a friendly and welcoming busy town with a safe town centre that provides shops of every description from small unique independents to a large selection of national retailers along with a bustling street market on Thursdays 
and Saturdays. The Leisure extension to the indoor shopping centre, The Swan Centre, offers a 9 screen cinema, a twenty lane bowling alley as well as restaurants, all right in the heart of the town providing a family friendly evening environment. There are many places to eat and drink and enjoy cultural experiences. Whilst you are in the town you are encouraged to visit The Point Р situated in the beautifully refurbished Victorian town hall and home to a lively programme of theatre, dance and film and rapidly developing as a leading arts venue in the south east. There are also two sculpture Trails which take in a variety of public art around the area. Eastleigh Museum recalls the town’s railway heritage and has a variety of exhibitions and activities throughout
the year. Eastleigh is easily accessed by car, rail and bus and has over 1200 parking spaces in the town centre, making Eastleigh the ideal shopping centre for those quick purchases or a more leisurely shop. The town...

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