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Visitors to Hamble village can take in the superb views of the river and its marinas from the Quay, and enjoy traditional shopping in its the bottom of the cobbled High Street.
Commemorative plaques record Hamble’s contribution to the D-Day landings during the Second World War which saw the river as busy as it had been in 1346, at the height of the Hundred Years War.
There is a wealth of history around every corner, like street name ‘Rope Walk’ which belies its history of hemp-based marine rope-making. By necessity ropes of 120 fathoms (720 feet) were made here, long and narrow enough to reach Hamble Manor House which was once owned by infamous East End gangsters, the Krays.
There are numerous pubs and restaurants in the village and in each of the three marinas. Hamble Point Marina in particular offer splendid views across the river to sit and watch, for instance, the magnificent cruise liners visiting Southampton.
Hamble Common provides a great opportunity to enjoy local wildlife. Visitors can walk through this SSSI and enjoy its 55 acres of heathland, woodland and saltmashes and see remains of Iron Age settlements and a Napoleonic gun battery.
Hamble hosts a number of events throughout the year including the family-fun Hamble Week at the end of June.