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Bursledon … a rich and varied history

Steeped in heritage, Bursledon was for centuries the centre in Southern England for shipbuilding.

Henry V’s flagship The Grace Dieu was brough to the River Hamble at Bursledon for safe keeping during the Hundred Years War with France, but caught fire after being hit by lightning. Her wreck (one of many in the River Hamble) can be seen at low tide from the jetty in Manor Farm Country Park.

The Centre of this historic village is a Conservation Area packed with quaint cottages and fascinating traditional grand houses.

The Hamble Valley’s heritage comes to life in Bursledon with two attractions providing interesting and fun family days out. See how Burlsedon Windmill, Hampshire’s only working windmill, makes stone-ground flour and learn about the machinery. At Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum explore the brickworkings and museum and see demonstrations.

The Jolly Sailor Pub is one of the most spectacular pub-restaurants and located right on the water, overlooking the Hamble Estuary. With its own jetty it is here that the views and fun of the annual Swanwick, Bursledon and Warsash Regatta can be enjoyed. Taking place at the end of August and with a different theme each year, the regatta is a great family event.