Attraction's Around Verwood.
Roman Villa (6 Miles) - http://www3.hants.gov.uk/rockbourne-roman-villa
- Location -Go north on the Alderholt Road and follow the
signs for - Rockbourne, Fordingbridge, Hampshire. SP6 3PG
Why not visit the
remains of the largest known Roman villa in the area? Discovered in 1942 ba a
farmer looking for his ferret, Rockbourne Roman Villa remains one of the
biggest archeological finds in Hampshire Rockbourne is near Fprdingbridge
in a picuresque and peaceful part of Hampshire close to the New Forest.
The Roman villa once stood in the centre of a large farming estate and is
the largest villa in the area. Its history spans the period from the Iron
Age to the 5th century.
Museum and Hospital (8
directions - Leave Verwood on the Alderholt Road and follow the signs for
Fordingbridge Doll Museum and Hospital houses a unique collection
of dolls established by local artist Daphne Gordon. The
address is "New Forest Doll Museum and Dolls Hospita"l, Bridge
Street, Fordingbridge SP6 1AH Dolls old - and made
in Fordingbridge by artist DAPHNE GORDON. Open for a short time nearly
every day but PLEASE tepehone ahead: 01425 652450 to check they are going
to be open. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Leave Verwood on the Alderholt Road and follow the signs for
a period of about 30 years the late John Shering and his brother Richard
Shering collected a large quantity of artefacts which they housed in a
private museum open to the public on request. In 1996 their extensive
collection, comprising some 9,000 artefacts, was offered to the town of
Fordingbridge. These artefacts came from various sources such as shops now
closed and house clearances and included obsolete machinery, Cobblers and
Blacksmith's tools and several hundred photographs and documents. In its
entirety, the collection provides a fascinating insight into the social
history of Fordingbridge over the last 100 to 150 years.
In 1710 Thomas Archer was commissioned to build the existing Chettle House. The
house has no corners, all corners are rounded in common with the Archer style
similar to those at the Church in Smith Square in London.
House Museum (7
The Priest's House is
an historic town house dating from the 16th century. This
Grade II* listed building retains many original
House & Museum (8 Miles)*
The magnificent Manor
House is set above the picturesque village of Breamore,
overlooking the avon Valley on the edge of the New Forest
just north of Fordingbridge.
Ski and Leisure Centre (10
of the widest artificial ski slopes in the UK, this
premier attraction provides skiing facilities right
through the year thanks to its unique mist-lubricated.
Aviation Museum (10
Aviation Museum is based in a large aircraft hangar on the
edge of Bournemouth Airport and represents one of the
largest collections of aviation.
Mill Craft Centre (11
lively craft centre is housed in the buildings of a disused
eighteenth Century water mill. The main shop features work by
contemporary artists and.
in 1936, this traditional theatre has been renovated and
retains many of its period features. In 1976 the theatre
narrowly missed demolition when a
Kingston Lacy is a
magnificent mansion with important collections, set in
attractive formal gardens and parkland
In 1710 Thomas Archer
was commissioned to build the existing Chettle House. The
house has no corners, all corners are rounded in common with
the Archer style similar to those at the Church in Smith
Square in London.
Art Gallery and Museum (10 Miles)*
Today the Russell-Cotes
Art Gallery and Museum is open to the public, including a
wide range of schools, adult education, disabled people and
community groups offering many activities and workshops.
Compton Acres invites
you to escape to a different world. Twelve individual
gardens in one, set in ten acres with spectacular views over
Poole Harbour, Brownsea Island and the Purbeck Hills.
Set in the heart of The
New Forest at Minstead in Hampshire this delightful,
informal garden was established in 1922 and is renowned for
its all year round beauty.
Cathedral (14 Miles)*
Salisbury Cathedral is
a building of world importance. Set within the elegant
splendour of the Cathedral Close it is probably the finest
medieval building in Britain.
and South Wiltshire Museum (14 Miles)*
Let Salisbury Museum
take you on a journey through one of the most fascinating
areas of Britain.
Wilton house, 450 year
old home to the Earl of Pembroke, provides a fascinating
insight into British history.
As an island nation we have a special fascination with islands and
Brownsea Island is no exception.
Sharing the Close in Salisbury with the magnificent Salisbury
Cathedral overlooking the Choristers' Green, the grand Mompesson
House with its Queen Anne facade looks quite at home in this quiet
backwater of Old Sarum.
Wardour Castle (15
Beautifully sited beside a lake, Old Wardour Castle was built in
the late 14th century by John Lord Lovel as a lightly fortified
but showy and luxurious residence.
Beach and Nature Reserve (15
Studland Bay is a stunningly beautiful stretch of Dorset coastline
near Swanage, part of which is owned by the National
Trust. It is se
The great earthwork of Old Sarum stands near Salisbury on the edge
of Wiltshire's chalk plains. Its mighty ramparts were raised in
about 500 BC by Iron Age people and later occupied by the Romans.
Barbe Museum & Art Gallery (16
The St Barbe Museum tells the story of the area between the New
Forest and the Solent.
On the site of the ruins of Corfe Castle in Dorset there once
stood the most magnificent castle of Middle Age England. Even in
its current ruined state it is very easy to imagine its former
Activity Farm (17
Longdown Activity Farm is perfect for a family day out. The daily
timetable is packed with activities, which run throughout the day.
Broadlands is to undergo major remedial work over the next two
years and of necessity this means that the House and Mountbatten
Exhibition will be closed to the public until 2012.
The award-winning Swanage Railway currently operates on the six
miles of track between Swanage and Norden, through the beautiful
Isle of Purbeck, passing the magnificent ruins of Corfe Castle.
A unique day out in the heart of the New Forest. The list of
things to see is as varied as its history which beckons you from
across the centuries.
Miller Motor Cycle Museum (http://www.sammymiller.co.uk/),
Bashley Manor, Bashley Cross Roads, New Milton, Hampshire, BH25
Telephone: 01425 620777
Category: Motor Cycles & Scooters
Description: Unlike most other museums, this is more than a static
collection, to be dusted and polished at regular intervals and
displayed like butterflies with pins through them. This is a live
museum, these machines are run in classic bike events.
Forest Cider (http://www.newforestcider.co.uk), Littlemead,
Pound Lane, Burley, Burley, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 4ED
Telephone: 01425 403589, Email: email@example.com
Category: Cider Makers
Description: Bed and breakfast accommodation in the pretty village
of Burley with two en-suite double/family rooms. Also a four
bedroom self catering cottage, available for rent on our working
cider farm, with free tasting of our range of ciders!
Aviation Museum, Hangar 600, Bournemouth Int Airport,
Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 6SE
Telephone: 01202 580858
House & Museum, Breamore, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 2DF
Telephone: 01725 512468
Category: Historic Buildings
Hard Historical Village, Maritime Museum, Bucklers Hard,
Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7XB
Telephone: 01590 616203
Hard Maritime Museum, Bucklers Hard, Beaulieu, Hampshire, SO42 7XB
Telephone: 01590 614 645
Museum & Dolls Hospital, Bridge Street, Fordingbridge,
Hampshire, SP6 1AH
Telephone: 01425 652450
Tide Mill Trust Ltd, Eling Lane, Totton, Hampshire, SO40 9GG
Telephone: 02380 666339
Category: Historic Buildings
Museum Trust Ltd, Kings Yard, Salisbury Street, Fordingbridge,
Hampshire, SP6 1AB
Telephone: 01425 655222
Hodder Display Cases, Enfield, Sandleheath, Fordingbridge,
Hampshire, SP6 1PA
Telephone: 01425 654663, Fax: 01425 654663
Motor Museum, Beaulieu, Beaulieu, Hampshire, SO42 7ZN
Telephone: 01590 612345
Forest Museum & Library, High Street, Lyndhurst, Hampshire,
Telephone: 023 80283444
House Museum & Gardens, Quay Road, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23
Telephone: 01202 482860
Town & Countryside Museum, Gouldings Farm, Ringwood,
Hampshire, BH24 3PA
Telephone: 01425 472746
Roman Villa, Rockbourne, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 3PG
Telephone: 01725 518541
Inclusion Services, Park Road, Milford-On-Sea, Lymington,
Hampshire, SO41 0QU
Telephone: 01590 642184
Category: Counselling Services & Advice Services
Barbe Museum The, New Street, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 9BH
Telephone: 01590 676969, Fax: 01590 679997
Museum Of Electricity, Old Power Station, Bargates, Christchurch,
Dorset, BH23 1QE
Telephone: 01202 480467
& Eling Heritage Centre, 122 Eling Lane, Totton, Southampton,
Hampshire, SO40 9GG
Telephone: 023 80666339
Category: Visitor Centres