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Netley Abbey

Netley Abbey

1.02km from Royal Victoria Country Park

Netley Abbey is the most complete surviving Cistercian monastery in southern England. After the Suppression of the Monasteries the buildings were converted into a mansion for Sir William Paulet. The ruins now reflect over 800 years of change, during which the abbey was transformed from a monastic house to a mansion house, and later to a romantic ruin.

The Brickworks Museum

The Brickworks Museum

4.13km from Royal Victoria Country Park

The Brickworks Museum is a volunteer-run museum based in Swanwick, Hampshire, England. It is thought to be the last Victorian steam-driven brickworks left in the UK. It’s a really hands-on museum with lots of interactive things for kids to do. You can see bricks being made and even have a try yourselves.

Manor Farm

Manor Farm

6.02km from Royal Victoria Country Park

Manor Farm is a sequel to the widely acclaimed Animal Farm by George Orwell that covered tumultuous events during the early twentieth century. It is part of Solent and Southampton Water Ramsar site and Special Protection Area, and of Solent Maritime Special Area of Conservation. Part of it is in Upper Hamble Estuary and Woods, which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Calshot Beach

Calshot Beach

6.57km from Royal Victoria Country Park

Calshot beach forms part of a mile-long shingle spit that reaches out into the mouth of Southampton Water. From here you get a great view of the ships coming and going from one of the UK’s largest ports. It was home to one of the UK’s biggest outdoor and watersport centers The beach also offers panoramic views of the Solent, Southampton, and the Isle of Wight.

Titchfield Abbey

Titchfield Abbey

7.91km from Royal Victoria Country Park

The ruins of 13th-century Titchfield Abbey, the last monastery of Premonstratensian canons to be founded in England, lie in the valley of the River Meon in south Hampshire. The extensive ruins of the 13th-century abbey are dwarfed by an imposing Tudor gatehouse built from the nave of the abbey church. The remains were purchased by the government in the early twentieth century and are now a Scheduled Ancient Monument under the care of English Heritage.

Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway

Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway

8.32km from Royal Victoria Country Park

Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway is a spectacular collection of landscaped woodland, herbaceous, contemporary and formal gardens, in a unique riverside location comprising of 200 acres. It also has a narrow-gauge steam railway that travels through the gardens and play area. Its Other features include the Hydrangea Walk, the Rock Garden, Iris Garden, the Sundial Garden, Centenary Garden, and Camellia Walk and so more.

Itchen Valley Country Park

Itchen Valley Country Park

8.54km from Royal Victoria Country Park

Itchen Valley's 440 acres of beautiful water meadows, woodland, and meadows been recognized by the award of a Green Flag for the past four years. The rural beauty of the park through the seasons can be enjoyed along the paths and trails taking you through woodland, water meadows, pasture, and hayfields. There are a number of facilities for children, including a play area and a play trail. The Itchen Way footpath borders the park.

The New Forest

The New Forest

8.63km from Royal Victoria Country Park

The New Forest became a national park in 2005 and was once a royal hunting ground for William the Conqueror.It covers an area of 566 square kilometres and is made up of vast tracts of unspoilt woodland, heathland and river valleys. Today deer, ponies and cattle continue to roam free in its ancient heaths and woodland. Clear rivers and shady groves provide tranquillity and a car-free haven for walking, cycling and horse riding.

Titchfield Haven National Nature Reserve

Titchfield Haven National Nature Reserve

8.99km from Royal Victoria Country Park

Titchfield Haven Nature Reserve is a wetland nature reserve with a rich habitat of rivers, marshlands, and scrapes. It is excellent for birdwatching and attracts many people hoping to spot a rare species. The reserve is managed primarily for birds but it also has rare flora including rarities such as slender bird's-foot-trefoil, frogbit, and marshmallow. One of the iconic attraction which shows the importance of the conservation of nature.

Beaulieu Abbey Church Hall

Beaulieu Abbey Church Hall

9.21km from Royal Victoria Country Park

The monastery at Beaulieu was founded in 1204 by King John, and its Abbey Church dedicated to St. Mary in 1246. Most of the Abbey fell into ruins after the dissolution of the monasteries by King Henry VIII, but Domus, cloisters, and refectory remain. It was now one of the main pilgrimage and tourist attractions in this area.

National Motor Museum, Beaulieu

National Motor Museum, Beaulieu

9.22km from Royal Victoria Country Park

The National Motor Museum (originally the Montagu Motor Museum) is a museum in the village of Beaulieu, set in the heart of the New Forest, in the English county of Hampshire. Today, in addition to around 250 vehicles manufactured since the late-19th century, the museum has a collection of motoring books, journals, photographs, films, and automobilia of the world and is affiliated to the British Motorcycle Charitable Trust.

Lepe Country Park

Lepe Country Park

9.3km from Royal Victoria Country Park

One of the ideal locations for birdwatchers and natural enthusiasts. The long stretch of shingle beach is popular with kite surfers and wind surfers, families, and holidaymakers. From the shoreline, you can look across the Solent to the Isle of Wight. Watch yachts, ferries and cargo ships on their way to and from the harbors and marinas dotted along the south coast

Palace House

Palace House

9.35km from Royal Victoria Country Park

Palace House is the family home of Lord Montagu and one of the 'Treasure Houses of England'. It is a beautiful stately home in the New Forest in Hampshire. Palace House is the family home of Lord Montagu and one of the 'Treasure Houses of England'. It is a beautiful stately home in the New Forest in Hampshire. It is bounded to the west and south by the Beaulieu River, with the small village of Beaulieu lying to the south over the dam bridge; to the north and east is arable and woodland, part of

Bucklers Hard

Bucklers Hard

9.74km from Royal Victoria Country Park

Buckler’s Hard was once a hive of shipbuilding activity, providing ships for Nelson’s victory at Trafalgar. It now comprises a beautiful.l museum, where you can discover the fascinating story of the village and the ships it built. Listen in on conversations between villagers of the past in the 18th century New Inn and follow the stories of the 19th and 20th-century residents in an exhibition about village life.

Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway

Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway

9.77km from Royal Victoria Country Park

Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway is a popular attraction near to Southampton, perfect for a day out with the kids. The railway runs from its main station, Eastleigh Parkway, to Monks Brook Halt and then back to Eastleigh Parkway. Trains are usually steam hauled and the journey of 1¼ miles takes about 15-20 minutes. Monks Brook Halt gives an opportunity to visit the lakes, children’s playground or use the adjacent picnic tables.

Lakeside Country Park

Lakeside Country Park

9.94km from Royal Victoria Country Park

Lakeside Country Park is made up of 22 hectares of lakes, wet meadow and woodland situated along Wide Lane between Eastleigh and Southampton. The park is situated between Eastleigh and Southampton and has easy access. The restored gravel workings and modern facilities provide opportunities for a wide range of outdoor activities.

Eling Tide Mill Experience

Eling Tide Mill Experience

10.87km from Royal Victoria Country Park

The Grade II* listed Eling Tide Mill, which has stood at the center of life in Eling for centuries, is one of only a handful of working tide mills left in the UK. The mill's fascinating story and history continue in the Discovery Room where interactive displays include opportunities for visitors of all ages to get hands-on with quern stones and a working model of a tide mill.You can learn about the workings of the newly restored mill and discover how the tide is harnessed to power the centuries-

New Forest Wildlife Park

New Forest Wildlife Park

11.17km from Royal Victoria Country Park

The New Forest Wildlife Park, a collection of indigenous species in their natural surroundings and a great day out for all the family. Stroll round the wooded grounds to discover 4 species of otters including the Giant Otters for the Amazon, owls, wolves, lynx, Eurasian bison, mouflon, pine marten, deer and so much more.

Hovercraft Museum

Hovercraft Museum

11.52km from Royal Victoria Country Park

The Hovercraft Museum is the only one in the world dedicated to this unique concept. The collection consists of approximately 60 hovercraft, ranging in size from single-seat fun craft to giant SRN4 that used to operate across the English Channel. Here, visitors can see famous hovercraft from film and television, climb aboard historic specimens, and see the very first proof-of-concept machines that led the way to the hovercraft revolution.

Westbury Manor Museum

Westbury Manor Museum

11.55km from Royal Victoria Country Park

Westbury Manor Museum is the main town center museum located at 84 West Street, Fareham, Hampshire, England. It features a variety of exhibits on local histories, such as the use of Fareham red bricks in the construction of the Royal Albert Hall. explore Westbury Manor Museum to find out about the borough's origins as a Stone Age settlement, the infamous workhouse scandal of 1837, its long traditions of brickmaking and strawberry production, and much more.

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Royal Victoria Country Park

Royal Victoria Country Park

The Park Office, Royal Victoria Country Park, Netley Abbey, Southampton SO31 5GA, UK

The Royal Victoria Country Park is a country park in Netley, Hampshire, England, by the shores of Southampton Water. It comprises 200 acres of mature woodland and grassy parkland, as well as a small shingle beach. The park’s ancient woodlands, large open spaces, boardwalks, and ponds offer something for everyone. There are a number of picnic areas throughout the site and family BBQ areas can be hired.