Netley, Southampton, UK
About Netley Abbey
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.
Attractions near Netley Abbey
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.
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 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 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.
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 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.
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