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Places to Visit, Things to Do and Days Out in or near Portsmouth

The historic city of Portsmouth is home to three important historic ships, HMS Victory, Warrior and Mary Rose. The Historic Dockyard is one of the top ten visitor attractions in the UK and is also home to the worlds first dry dock. A visit to the Charles Dickens birthplace Museum is a must along with the Hall of Fame. Places to Visit in or near Portsmouth The Royal Oak Inn and Osborne House are listed below.
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16.0 miles from centre of Portsmouth
The Royal Oak is a true dining destination. Proud holders of 2 AA Rosettes, the menus change with the seasons and reflect the love of contemporary British food. The Royal Oak Inn is passionate about produce and sourced locally and from the countryside surroundings wherever possible, if you'd ever like to know the origin of one of the ingredients simply ask a member of the friendly team. The love of local extends to our bar, where you'll find a choice of local ales as well as an extensive win...
7.1 miles from centre of Portsmouth
Explore the Royal Gardens at Osborne House Osborne House and gardens were originally designed by Prince Albert and Cubitt for the Royal Family. The Italianate designs for the terraced formal gardens, complement the house. They have been restored to their Victorian layout and are planted in seasonally changing Victorian bedding. The walled fruit and flower garden includes a variety of trained fruit trees, expansive cut flower borders, and rose and fruit arches. The herbaceous borders ...
17.5 miles from centre of Portsmouth
Meet some amazing animals and birds that live in this natural woodland learn some fascinating facts about European bison, lynx, wolves, otters etc etc
17.4 miles from centre of Portsmouth
West Dean Gardens is one of the greatest gardens open to the public in England. Creatively inspired by its rich heritage and South Downs setting, the gardens in
19.8 miles from centre of Portsmouth
A Thai spa that is deep in ancient Eastern inspiration, it offers rituals that exist create an escape from everyday life, an opportunity to entirely relax and leave behind one's everyday cares at the door.
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19.8 miles from centre of Portsmouth
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Chantrey's is a 2 AA rosette, fine dining restaurant inside Llandudno's Imperial Hotel. Impeccable service and superb food are served in the most elegant of interiors.
17.3 miles from centre of Portsmouth
Explore the highly distinctive gardens of Hinton Ampner House The gardens of Hinton Ampner House were laid out by the scholarly Ralph Dutton in the middle of the 20th century with great regard to line, landscape and historical propriety. Statues, buildings, axes and views have been placed with exquisite judgement to lead you subtly along the exact route that Dutton intended. He was also careful to choose plants which would do well on chalk, and then plant lots of them - using always t...
15.9 miles from centre of Portsmouth
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Nestled beautifully in the rolling South Downs on the edge of the tiny village of Chilgrove, the White Horse is a multi-award-winning country inn, offering seasonal British cuisine and stylish bedrooms, providing a warm and friendly service with rustic elegance and contemporary design.
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5.0 miles from centre of Portsmouth
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The Seaview Hotel, Restaurant and Bar is a classic yet contemporary, stylish Victorian retreat located in the fishing village of Seaview on the Isle of Wight. The Restaurant which holds a Michelin Bib Gourmand award, offers a fantastic menu of British dishes all served in a contemporary setting. The terrace enjoys stunning views of the Solent. The food has a real wow factor and the menu is designed to reflect the seasons dependent on the relative abundance of local produce or season, you ...
14.7 miles from centre of Portsmouth
Home to The National Motor Museum, Palace House, Beaulieu Abbey and World of Top Gear, the award-winning Beaulieu makes for a superb day out.
15.0 miles from centre of Portsmouth
Explore the beautiful Uppark House and Gardens The tale behind Uppark House and Garden near Petersfield in the South Downs is a dramatic one, its having gone down in flames a couple of decades ago thanks to a spark from a workman's tool. The National Trust has surpassed itself in restoring the house and gardens and the result is a classic stately home in surely one of the most beautiful spots in England. Capability Brown and Humphrey Repton inspired the glorious grounds here which hav...
14.9 miles from centre of Portsmouth
Once the gatehouse of medieval Beaulieu Abbey, Palace House has been the ancestral home of the Montagu family since 1538.
14.6 miles from centre of Portsmouth
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All the food served at The Montagu Arms' restaurant has been grown in the on-site organic garden, or is sourced from the New Forest, the wider Hampshire area an
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13.2 miles from centre of Portsmouth
Bordering the Beaulieu River in the picturesque New Forest, the 18th Century shipbuilding village of Buckler's Hard offers a fascinating maritime museum, period cottage reconstructions and more.
18.1 miles from centre of Portsmouth
The Tangmere Military Aviation Museum is situated on the old RAF Tangmere airfield. During WW2 it served as one of Britain´s front line fighter bases and after the war was home to the World Speed Record breaking aircraft of the High Speed Flight. The museum now contains many fascinating exhibits including priceless historic aircraft, equipment used by SOE agents and flight simulators where you can try your hand at flying. There is something for all the family to see and do, with ample free pa...
7.1 miles from centre of Portsmouth
Discover the intimate world of Queen Victoria at Osborne House Osborne House was built for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert as a private holiday home. It was designed by Prince Albert and built by Thomas Cubitt in Italianate style. Many of the rooms have been preserved and unaltered since the death of Queen Victoria, here in 1901. Osborne reflects Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's passions, tastes and style. Ornate furnishings and artefacts from The Royal Collection fill rooms and c...
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15.0 miles from centre of Portsmouth
Explore the majestic Uppark House and Gardens Uppark is a fine late 17th century house set high on the South Downs. The disastrous fire in 1989 and its restoration add to the magic of this romantic house. The elegant Georgian interior houses a famous Grand Tour collection of paintings that includes works by Pompeo Batoni and Luca Giordano and a fine collection of furniture and ceramics. The 18th century dolls´ house on display has all its original contents and makes a wonderful exhibit ...
20.0 miles from centre of Portsmouth
Discover the Stunning Wildlife at The New Forest National Park The New Forest National Park is a unique landscape of ancient woodland, heather-covered heath, wide lawns, boggy mires, gentle farmland, coastal saltmarsh and mudflats and picturesque villages. It is one of the last places in the south-east of England to offer a sense of wildness and tranquillity. As the largest remaining area of lowland heath in Europe, it gives the flavour of a landscape that was once much more extensiv...
13.9 miles from centre of Portsmouth
Step Back in time at Fishbourne Roman Palace Fishbourne Roman Palace and Gardens in West Sussex is the largest Roman home in Britain, a lavish residence fit for royalty. Sign up for a guided tour and let the experts talk you through this fascinating historic site, unearthed as recently as 1960. You can still see evidence of the timber buildings that the Romans built when they first arrived here and the subsequent bathhouse which they created, which was a focal point for Roman society...
1.6 miles from centre of Portsmouth
The D-Day Story gives a fascinating insight into the events of the Normandy Landings, and what those taking part had to face. Through artefacts, personal testimonies and audio-visuals, the museum tells the story of the historic day - showcasing the epic made personal, and the personal made epic.
8.3 miles from centre of Portsmouth
Terrace Restaurant & Bar is all about relaxed all-day dining with a contemporary twist. Awarded the AA Rosette for fine cuisine, it offers hearty British cuisine with some subtle Spanish influences, with emphasis on fresh and local produce.
17.7 miles from centre of Portsmouth
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Farmer, Butcher, Chef is Goodwood's exciting restaurant located just yards from Home Farm. The final stage of a unique process dedicated to showcasing the meat in terms of flavour, quality and provenance, and achieving the very best yield from their livestock. The organic principles enable Goodwood to produce the best-tasting beef, pork and lamb, all of which are reared on-site.
14.7 miles from centre of Portsmouth
Home to The National Motor Museum, World of Top Gear and Palace House, the award-winning Beaulieu makes for a superb day out.
18.2 miles from centre of Portsmouth
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Welcome to our nautical paradise. Whether you're stopping by for a quick drink or pulling up a chair and settling in for your evening meal, make sure to soak in the stunning coastal views, exquisite seasonal cuisine and warm hospitality that characterises our pub. Recently awarded a coveted AA Rosette, we pride ourselves on our commitment to fresh, locally sourced British ingredients. Our seasonal menus change regularly and celebrate the bounty of flavoursome produce available to us from t...
1.7 miles from centre of Portsmouth
Southsea Castle, built by Henry VIII in 1544 to protect Portsmouth Harbour. Over the centuries it´s defences were strengthened and in the 19th century a tunnel was built to defend the Castle moat.
17.5 miles from centre of Portsmouth
Goodwood House, the family home of the Duke and Duchess of Richmond and Gordon, is a charming English country house with a warm and inviting atmosphere, along with plenty of glamour. The State Apartments at Goodwood have been fully restored in a Regency style, and they house one of the most significant private collections of art in the UK.
10.9 miles from centre of Portsmouth
There is so much to do at Manor Farm and Country Park in Southampton that you may want to come back straight away after your first visit. Make the acquaintance of Mrs Earwicker, the farmer's wife, down on the Victorian Farm and take a farmyard walk to learn about how life was lived in the 1800s. There are lots of animals for the children to meet (we love the chicks and ducks), you can help with the milking of the cows and even learn about Victorian farming equipment. Over in the school room, ...
17.3 miles from centre of Portsmouth
Discover an elegant country house at Hinton Ampner Hinton Ampner house was completely destroyed by fire in 1960, along with Ralph Dutton´s collections of fine English furniture and Italian paintings. Rather than abandon the ruin, he set about building a new house. The furniture is mostly French and the paintings Italian, there is a French porcelain clock, the mirrors have Rococo frames and a carpet from `the collection of the Princess de Broglie, Paris´. The 12 acre garden is one o...
17.3 miles from centre of Portsmouth
Golf At Goodwood is a brand new vision for the sport - a completely different way of enjoying golf membership. As a member you will have access to The Downs Course, already rated in Golf World's Top 100 courses in Great Britain and Ireland, and The Park Course, which together will give you 36 holes of magnificent golf. James Braid, designed the Downs Course in 1914 using his trademark doglegs and cross-bunkering combined with nature's dramatic changes in levels making the course as compelling...
8.3 miles from centre of Portsmouth
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Caudalie is a charming French skincare brand that unites modern, scientific technology with ancient traditions from the Bordeaux vineyards. The Vinotherapists at Caudalie are extensively trained to deliver the highest level of luxury, guests are encouraged to indulge in an array of treatment experiences.
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14.9 miles from centre of Portsmouth
Once the gatehouse of Beaulieu Abbey, Palace House has been the ancestral home of the Montagu family since 1538, following the dissolution of the monasteries.
12.1 miles from centre of Portsmouth
Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019. The 200-acre site boasts extensive woodland and riverside areas lined with the world-famous Rothschild rhododendron and rare tree collections. Plus a newly-restored iris garden, one of the largest rock gardens in Europe, aromatic herbaceous borders and so much more! Exbury also includes a miniature steam railway.
15.4 miles from centre of Portsmouth
Located in Winchester, the 140-acre park is home to a huge variety of exotic and endangered species where guests can learn about nature all while getting closer to the wonders of the natural world. Marwell Zoo is run by conservation charity, Marwell Wildlife.
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16.1 miles from centre of Portsmouth
Explore the Mottistone Manor garden Mottistone Manor garden, which is owned by the National Trust, is one of the most peaceful and magical gardens on the island. Set in a sheltered valley with views to the sea, the gardens with their colourful borders, shrub-filled banks and grassy terraces surround an Elizabethan manor house (tenanted). Drought resistant plants, including those from the Mediterranean zone and Southern Hemisphere are being trialled here to see how they adapt to our cha...
13.2 miles from centre of Portsmouth
Right on the banks of the Beaulieu River, in the New Forest, Buckler's Hard is an 18th century shipbuilding village, which is now a major visitor attraction, featuring a maritime museum and reconstructed period cottage interiors.
1.0 miles from centre of Portsmouth
City Museum & Records Office is dedicated to local history, `The Story of Portsmouth´ display room settings showing life in Portsmouth from the 17th century to the 1950s. Experience the different life-styles from the working poor to the affluent `Victorian Parlour´ along with a 1930s `Art Deco´ dining room and a 1950s front-room complete with flying ducks on the wall. The Museum has a fine and decorative art gallery with a temporary exhibition gallery and regular changing exhibitions. The Rec...
19.8 miles from centre of Portsmouth
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Inspired by nature, Cambium at Careys Manor Hotel is a creative and enchanting dining experience. The name is reflective of the love affair with the New Forest and the desire to showcase the rich natural resources abundant in the local area.
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17.9 miles from centre of Portsmouth
Probably most famous for its Glorious Goodwood event in July, Goodwood Racecourse is so much more than a horse racing track. With just lovely views across the Sussex Downs and the Solent, whether you are interested in racing or not is almost irrelevant – a trip to Goodwood is an event in itself. Train travellers arrive in Chichester and are carried by open top bus through the Duke of Richmond's rambling estate to get to the course where there always seems to be an atmosphere of jollity, every...
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53.9 miles from centre of Portsmouth
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Spa Illuminata Danesfield House invites you into a luxurious world of wellbeing where you can relax and unwind in its tranquil surroundings and indulge in an unrivalled range of face and body treatments.
54.3 miles from centre of Portsmouth
Discover the land before time at Avebury Probably one of England's best known tourist attractions (and a World Heritage Site), Avebury is a Neolithic henge monument containing three stone circles in Wiltshire. The site has much to thank archaeologist Alexander Keiller, known as the marmalade millionaire thanks to his breakfast creation, who opened a museum here to display much of the findings of the site in 1938 in the old stable building of Avebury manor where he lived. A wonderful t...
34.2 miles from centre of Portsmouth
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Don't forget to pack your sports kit if you are heading for the rather sumptuous Hampshire Court Hotel, just on the edge of Basingstoke. With five indoor tennis courts, two indoor pools, a gym, a spinning room and exercise studios, there's plenty of scope for that all essential work out. And when you have worked up a sweat, there are also plenty of ways to reward yourself. Try the beauty treatment suites where expertly trained staff will administer a deep tissue massage to soothe aching joint...
23.6 miles from centre of Portsmouth
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This 'Medieval' manor house is in fact less than 100 years old. You can ponder this architectural achievement, and the menu of course, over a pre-dinner glass of champagne in the Hotel's beautiful rose garden. Then take your seat in the romantic stone walled, oak paneled dining room for some seriously good modern European cooking. Start with roasted quail with cep mushroom and Parmesan risotto with sage butter then follow with roasted seabass with fondant potato, black olive tapenade, roasted...
25.3 miles from centre of Portsmouth
Visit Arundel Museum to find out more about the fascinating story of the town, the river, the countryside and its people. In this family-friendly museum, there are children's activities and trails to enjoy.
59.9 miles from centre of Portsmouth
Explore a Royal Manor House untouched by History Built as a private house in 1631 and used by the royal family between 1729 and 1818, Kew Palace is an intimate regal home once enjoyed by George III, Queen Charlotte and their 15 children. Check out the Georgian royal kitchens left as they were 200 years ago – the life and times of the servants who worked there are beautifully chronicled. Don't miss Queen Charlotte's cottage, built in 1770 and later decorated as a cottage orné. A uniqu...
45.8 miles from centre of Portsmouth
Explore the stunning grounds at Polesden Lacey Polesden Lacey has a 30 acre garden spanning several centuries, with a long terrace walk offering fine views across the valley. The Edwardian walled garden is formally planted including yew hedges. The walled rose garden is divided into four squares sectioned by paths, sumptuous rambler roses smother the pergola and the eye-catching water tower is covered with an ancient Chinese wisteria. Paeonies, bearded irises and lavender beds lead to ...
37.7 miles from centre of Portsmouth
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Dew Pound is a 16th-century country house restaurant located in the hamlet of Old Burghclere, some six miles south of Newbury. The period features and original oak beams are given a contemporary feel with the use of vibrant artwork and black leather chairs. The raised decked terrace out the back provides charming views across the pond to Watership Down and Highclere Castle. The menu changes daily with the availability of local, seasonal produce. There is a well thought through wine list with ...
50.5 miles from centre of Portsmouth
Explore the serene Claremont Landscape Garden Claremont Landscape Garden's creation and development involved some of the great names in garden history. The first garden was begun in 1715 and later that century their delights were famed throughout Europe. The many features include a lake, island with pavilion, camellia terrace, grotto, turf amphitheatre, which feels remarkably modern in style, together with ever changing view-points and vistas.
50.9 miles from centre of Portsmouth
The House of Thomas Bayly was built following the Great Fire of Marlborough in 1653. Over the years 1653-1700 a fine timber and brick building was constructed,
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31.6 miles from centre of Portsmouth
The Army Flying Museum tells the fascinating story of British Army flying. Featuring over 35 aircraft, from the first world war era to the current day, as well as interactive displays, artifacts, audio-visual presentations and models, the museum is a great day out for all ages. The Apache Café has super views across an active army airfield.
45.8 miles from centre of Portsmouth
Discover the Fascinating Polesden Lacey Polesden Lacey, originally a Regency house, was extensively remodelled in 1906-09 by the Hon Mrs Ronald Greville, a well-known Edwardian hostess. Her collection of fine British portraits by Lawrence, Reynolds and Raeburn is in the dining room. The other collections of paintings, furniture, porcelain and silver are displayed in the reception rooms and galleries, as they were at the time of her celebrated house parties. There are extensive grounds, ...
26.7 miles from centre of Portsmouth
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Located in the village of Amberley in the beautiful West Sussex countryside, Amberley Castle is a unique luxury hotel stepped in over 900 years of history.
42.9 miles from centre of Portsmouth
Size matters at The Spa at Pennyhill Park. One of the largest in the UK, the 21 spacious treatment rooms and seemingly endless array of heat experiences yield an impressive all-round wellbeing experience. Some of the UK's top sportspeople are known to grace this roomy retreat, lending it a reputation as an exceptional place for health and fitness. It's no surprise then that the facilities for working out are second-to-none. But don't fret, a good dose of downtime isn't ignored. Discover an ex...
25.6 miles from centre of Portsmouth
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Burley Manor offers something truly unique in the New Forest. Somewhere you can come to enjoy stunning food with Mediterranean influences, in relaxed, spectacular surroundings. Our chef's follow the seasons, allowing nature to play a leading role in our menu. It's about a handful of the best ingredients, sourced well, prepared simply, with the help of our wood fired oven, to make the most of their flavours. At Burley Manor, the main event is undoubtedly the simple vibrant, rustic and ...
38.0 miles from centre of Portsmouth
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The Wellington Arms, Hampshire Wellington Arms is a homely pub restaurant which serves good, honest, local food executed with understated finesse. Owners Simon Page and Jason King are living the good life keeping chickens, bees and even pigs on the premises and tending to fruit trees and their veg patch. Homemade honey from pub's very own bees and fresh eggs collected from the chickens are sold at the bar. The interior resembles your gran's living room with exquisite, solid Edwardian ...
44.5 miles from centre of Portsmouth
The Clock House is privately owned by Serina Drake, who - together with the team and chef Fred Clapperton - has been instrumental in putting this lovely restaurant firmly into the fast track of the Surrey foodie scene. It has received wide critical acclaim and it won a Michelin star last autumn. The AA awarded it three AA Rosettes.
52.8 miles from centre of Portsmouth
Explore one of the Seven Wonders of Britain Windsor Castle, one of three official residences of The Queen, has been home to the Sovereign for over 900 years and not only is it the largest inhabited castle in the world but is the oldest in continuous occupation. The imposing towers and battlements of the Castle loom large from every approach to the town, creating one of the world´s most spectacular skylines. Visitors can walk around the State Apartments, extensive suites of rooms at the...
48.0 miles from centre of Portsmouth
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The award winning 1907 restaurant, bar & grill is named after the year the world famous Brooklands race track opened.
35.1 miles from centre of Portsmouth
Tylney Hall Health Suite is nestled in the heart of the Hampshire countryside, on a 66-acre estate. It offers exclusive treatments from Kerstin Florian - with a wide range of facial and body treatments, which are both suitable for men and women, and only available through Leading Spas & Luxury Hotels.
38.5 miles from centre of Portsmouth
Set within a Capability Brown inspired park, Highclere Castle gardens are hidden from view. Gravel paths lead to the Monks Garden with plantings of roses,lavender, penstemons and a summer wild flower bed. Espaliered medlar, quince and fig trees line its walls. Behind the towering yew hedge lies the White Garden and a gate into the exquisite Secret Garden with its colourful curving herbaceous borders. Beyond the formal area an arboretum is in its early stages and by 2010 a meadow of wild flowe...
44.5 miles from centre of Portsmouth
The Dundas Arms is set on the Kennet and Avon canal in the charming historic village of Kintbury halfway between Hungerford and Newbury. As a true country pub, our menus make the most of the local flavours available from the surrounding rivers, farms and fields and you'll always find traditional pub classics alongside creative seasonal dishes. Nestled between the Kennet River and the Kennet & Avon Canal, our idyllic garden is the perfect place to soak up the sunshine and enjoy the fine...
31.5 miles from centre of Portsmouth
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Located in a conservation area with over 1,000 years of history, the Bombay Sapphire Distillery showcases how this unique gin is produced.
39.2 miles from centre of Portsmouth
Just a short distance from the centre of Guildford, Natural Light offers a luxurious setting for pampering treatments and relaxation. This sanctuary is a delight for mind and body, appealing to all the senses.
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34.6 miles from centre of Portsmouth
Winkworth is a natural spectacle of kaleidoscope colour all year round. Spring brings a pastel palette of azaleas above carpets of bluebells. Summer dazzles with blooms at their peak and a canopy of lush leaves. During Autumn trees glow with reds, and oranges, painting a picture. Winter contrasts the dramatic beauty of bare trees with the icy sparkle of frost.
25.0 miles from centre of Portsmouth
Mottisfont is a National Trust owned house, gallery and gardens, with a year round programme of events, exhibitions, and seasonal interest in the gardens. It is particularly famous for the National Collection of old-fashioned roses which flower in June, Rex Whistler's trompe l'oeil drawing room, and high quality art exhibitions.
25.2 miles from centre of Portsmouth
From its imposing position on a West Sussex hill, Arundel Castle offers stunning views of the South Downs. Visitors are free to explore the castle, the keep, the walled garden and the 40-acre Collector Earl's Garden.
23.6 miles from centre of Portsmouth
The luxurious Bailiffscourt Health Spa is purpose-built in the beautiful grounds of its mother hotel, and only steps from the beach. With indoor and outdoor pools; Steam Room; Sauna; Outdoor Californian style Hot Tub and integrated indoor Jacuzzi you can relax for the day and be thoroughly pampered. Sample the wonderful selection of treatments and therapies. Healthy lunch and snack menus are available.
41.2 miles from centre of Portsmouth
Unique Outdoors provides all sorts of exciting outdoor activities, across a range of UK sites, including a 15 acre site in the Wokefield Estate, near Reading. With highly-qualified, friendly instructors, adventures at Unique Outdoors are always big fun,and of course, safe.
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21.4 miles from centre of Portsmouth
The Spread Eagle Spa set in the Historic Spread Eagle Hotel offers a relaxing environment away from the stresses and strains of modern day living. The experienced therapists use quality products from Temple Spa with a wide range of health, beauty and relaxation treatments. Indulge and allow yourself to be pampered at this modern, tastefully designed sanctuary. A wide range of Spa Days and Spa Breaks are available.
20.1 miles from centre of Portsmouth
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The King's Head is a traditional Four Star Georgian coaching inn located in the historic village of Hursley just moments from Winchester. The 8 contemporary en-suite bedrooms have just been refurbished and have been designed with your comfort in mind and feature flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi internet access, Egyptian cotton bedding, Bramley toiletries and tea and coffee making facilities. The Head Chef Jenny uses the best seasonal and local produce so you can expect that every plate on the K...
28.8 miles from centre of Portsmouth
There are two gardens at Parham - the 18th century Pleasure Grounds, 7 acres of rolling lawns leading gently down to the brick and turf maze and lake, specimen
31.4 miles from centre of Portsmouth
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Serving a mix of classic and contemporary dining, The Conservatory restaurant is a light, bright and elegant space to enjoy dinner or afternoon tea.
25.9 miles from centre of Portsmouth
Whilst Petworth has been an ancestral seat for more than 900 years, the design of the 17th century Petworth House was influenced by some of Europe's finest Baroque palaces. With magnificent state rooms that were built to demonstrate wealth, taste and artistic patronage, Petworth House contains a huge range of both sculpture and artwork, including pieces by Turner, Van Dyck, Gainsborough and Reynolds.
22.2 miles from centre of Portsmouth
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Whether you are visiting Rhinefield House in the New Forest for a leisure break or celebration you can be sure that a delectable dining experience awaits you.
36.2 miles from centre of Portsmouth
Explore the celebrated West Green House Garden West Green House Garden demonstrates how creative energy is poured into gardening. It is a garden with a special and distinctive sense of place, made by Marylyn Abbott. It has a delightful series of vibrantly-planted walled gardens, surrounding a charming 18th century house. The largest features herbaceous beds with wonderful colour combinations and a superb ornamental kitchen garden. The Nymphaeum is fully restored with water staircase a...
25.1 miles from centre of Portsmouth
Finding a 16th century carved walnut Florentine ceiling in a converted Regency townhouse in West Sussex is a surprise. But you won't be distracted by it long once you tuck into chef Lee Williams's keenly priced menu of locally sourced ingredients. Well judged modern British dishes are prepared with skill and care and might include pancetta and broad bean risotto with pigeon breast, corn fed chicken supreme with foie gras boudin blanc and savoy cabbage and a classic chocolate Marquise with cof...
59.0 miles from centre of Portsmouth
Syon House sits within an extensive historical estate in West London. The gardens are renowned for their extensive collection of rare trees and plants. The 100 acres of parkland were created over 20 years by ‘Capability' Brown in the eighteenth century. The centrepiece is the spectacular Great Conservatory built by the 3rd Duke in the 1820s.
22.8 miles from centre of Portsmouth
Taking its name from the magnificent mile long avenue of lime trees as viewed from your table,
21.2 miles from centre of Portsmouth
Nestled in a quiet corner of West Sussex lies a true horticultural haven bursting with colourful planting and sensational views. Woolbeding Gardens delights at every turn with distinctive garden rooms set against thoughtfully composed borders. Formal gardens merge into the far reaching rural landscape of the River Rother, a perfect backdrop for the many sculptures and follies you'll come across.
38.7 miles from centre of Portsmouth
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The Carnarvon Arms Located next door to Highclere Castle, home to the real Downton Abbey set and just a few miles from Newbury town centre, The Carnarvon Arms is a modern day country inn. Originally a coaching inn serving travellers to nearby Highclere Castle, Grade II listed Carnarvon Arms has recently been restored to its former glory, offering a dining room with a high vaulted ceiling, a bar and 19 individually styled boutique bedrooms. Crowned Historic Luxury Hotel of the Year 20...
20.1 miles from centre of Portsmouth
This handsome 18th century building used to be a pub. Exposed beams and brickwork and chunky wooden tables still give the place a homely feel, but the focus now is firmly on food and wine. There's a cosy first floor bar for those all important pre-dinner drinks, then its straight down to the main dining area (or on a sunny day, one of the al fresco huts in the garden) to sample ex-Chez Bruce chef Chris Bailey's modern British menu. While the produce might be local, with some even coming fro...
25.2 miles from centre of Portsmouth
Loved by locals and tourists alike, Arundel Castle holds a special place in the heart of England (it's been a visitor attraction for 200 years) and it's all the more special since it is still lived in to this day. The site's history dates back almost 1,000 years when a motte was built in 1068 and the subsequent buildings that have been added to the site have been home to the Dukes of Norfolk and their descendants for 850 years. As you might expect, the place is groaning with priceless antique...
46.0 miles from centre of Portsmouth
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Established nearly 20 years ago, this privately-owned restaurant has had a Michelin Star for 12 years in a row. It has also been named AA and Decanter Restaurant of The Year and won numerous International Wine Awards. The owner, Roger Jones, is also a wine journalist and wine judge, working for Decanter Magazine, The_Buyer.net, CSWWC, DWWA & Taittinger Sommelier of The Year.
26.0 miles from centre of Portsmouth
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The New Street Bar and Grill is a modern and relaxing restaurant in the heart of the South Downs. Refurbished and opened in May 2018 the menu focuses on fresh, good quality ingredients cooked to a high standard. Signature dishes from the grill include Brixham Lemon Sole, lobster, Goodwood organic beef and Sussex lamb. A series of classic dishes and starters compliment the mains and original desserts such as Baked Alaska have already proved very popular. As well as the restaurant the ...
24.7 miles from centre of Portsmouth
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The Dining Room at Chewton Glen, is a truly cosmopolitan and quintessentially English restaurant. Offering a nexus of beautiful conservatories, intimate dining.
21.0 miles from centre of Portsmouth
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Sir Harold Hillier Gardens is home to one of the most important modern plant collections in the world. Established in 1953 by the distinguished plantsman Sir H
45.0 miles from centre of Portsmouth
This 9 acre garden at Englefield House falls from the woodland area with magnolia, rhododendron, azalea, acer, camellia and many other species. Below are the two terraces enclosed in grey stone balustrades, built in 1860 with wide staircases, mixed borders, fountains and rill. In modern times there has been a steady programme of planting with many features and areas developed to give interest all through the year. Plants for sale in the neighbouring Englefield Garden Centre, and te...
50.0 miles from centre of Portsmouth
Sitting in 50 acres of gardens and parkland, Great Fosters was designed by Gilbert jenkins and W H Romaine Walker. One of the very best Arts and Crafts gardens in Europe, Great Fosters has undergone recent restoration works by Kim Wilkie.
51.3 miles from centre of Portsmouth
Set by the riverside with its low hanging trees and picturesque period buildings lining the boating route, Runnymede on Thames Spa is as salubrious as they come. Up your sensory experience with a full on pamper day where you get to test drive all the slick facilities. Bring your girlfriends and swan around in the pool (there's an outdoor one for sunny days) and explore and rest your head down in a series of thermal rooms, from sauna to eucalyptus steam room. Breathe new life into dull complex...
44.5 miles from centre of Portsmouth
Donnington Valley Golf is a parkland course is set in beautiful rolling countryside with a challenging 6353 yards, 18 hole, par 71 from the back tees. Although some of the holes are quite forgiving the closing four holes are regarded as one of the toughest finishes in the country, with water featuring prominently on 15th, 16th and 17th holes.
24.1 miles from centre of Portsmouth
Nestled in the beautiful Candover Valley in Hampshire, the Woolpack is a rural country inn and a renowned destination for countryside pursuits especially for those keen on shooting and fly fishing. With seven beautifully appointed country style bedrooms and a hearty breakfast in the morning, you'd be sure to have a lovely countryside stay. The restaurant serves classic British dishes using the best seasonal and locally sourced ingredients whilst the bar offers a large selection of real...
54.3 miles from centre of Portsmouth
Experience Tudor Royalty at Hampton Court Palace A wonderful, educational fun day out. Hampton Court Palace hosts England's greatest example of a medieval hall and was host to Shakespeare's company in 1603/4. While the stunning Chapel Royal, which has been used continuously for 450 years, is a masterpiece in religious architecture of the time. There are also masses of activities designed to bring the Tudor world to life. Puzzle through the famous maze, take part in Tudor celebrations, f...
22.3 miles from centre of Portsmouth
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Rhinefield House really does have looks on its side; this beautiful old manor set in the lush Hampshire countryside is surrounded by an elegant outdoor pool and inviting loungers that encourage you to stop clockwatching and step into an environment of utter relaxation. De-robe and experience a host of therapies from Elemis and organic brand Spiezia. To really soak up your surroundings book the Forest massages and take to the outdoors for some hands-on healing amongst the trees. If you fancy w...
49.0 miles from centre of Portsmouth
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For classic British dining with a modern edge, Woodland's restaurants offer the perfect setting for a tasty and relaxing meal in Cobham, Surrey.
44.5 miles from centre of Portsmouth
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Donnington Valley Spa is the perfect lifestyle destination, a privately owned country retreat in the heart of Berkshire. Take time out in our sanctuary as we welcome you with a drink of your choice accompanied by a light breakfast, before we invite you to slip into fluffy robes and slippers and entertain your senses with our bespoke collection of day packages, with something suitable for everyone. Our leisure facilities include a luxurious modern 18m swimming pool, steam room, sauna, ...
25.4 miles from centre of Portsmouth
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A modern cafe/restaurant designed by award-winning architect, Thomas Heatherwick. East Beach serves favourite seaside classics in a relaxed and welcoming environment, all year round.
24.7 miles from centre of Portsmouth
If enjoying the tranquillity of the New Forest wasn't enough, then a visit to Chewton Glen's award winning spa and country club should really help you to unwind and re-energise. It can be as full on or laid back as you like. For the energetic - tennis courts, dance studio, gymnasium, nine hole golf course and a 17m ozone treated pool should give you all the exercise you need. If replenishing the mind and body is more your thing, we have a hydrotherapy spa pool, a nail studio, aromather...
48.3 miles from centre of Portsmouth
BROOKLANDS - the world's first purpose-built motor racing circuit, constructed at Weybridge, Surrey in 1907 - was more than a great sporting arena. Brooklands w
58.7 miles from centre of Portsmouth
Explore the beautiful house and grounds at Osterley Park Robert Adam was commissioned in 1761 to transform Osterley Park House from a Tudor mansion into this neo-classical villa. The spectacular interiors contain one of Britain´s most complete examples of Adam´s work. Designed for entertaining, it contains beautiful carpets, furniture and decorated plasterwork all specially made for the house. The Gallery houses a collection of paintings that includes work by Cuyp and Marieschi, and in t...
52.5 miles from centre of Portsmouth
Discover the beautiful Greys Court and surrounding gardens Greys Court is a picturesque 14th century house that was much added to, with one surviving tower dating from 1347. It has been the home of the Brunner family since the 1930s and is furnished as a family home, with some fine 18th century plasterwork and early English furniture in mahogany, walnut and oak. The entrance hall displays a collection of porcelain and the plain pine staircase has a window at the top with panels of Swi...
50.6 miles from centre of Portsmouth
The Miller of Mansfield is a modern inn set in an 18th century coaching inn. A warm welcome awaits. Partake in fine wines, well looked after beer, refined food and a sumptuous night's sleep. This pub-restaurant with 13 individually styled rooms celebrates the heritage of its building alongside a very 21st century take on savouring delicious food in hospitable surroundings.
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33.7 miles from centre of Portsmouth
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Tucked away in the small village of St Mary Bourne in the Hampshire countryside, the Bourne Valley Inn is a lovely country inn offering charming accommodation, delicious countryside dining and a warm, friendly service. Sink into one of the nine contemporary cottage-style rooms and unwind in your own private corner of the Hampshire countryside. Named after the lakes and rivers that lie nearby, the rooms are designed with your comfort in mind and include luxurious bedding, flat-screen TVs, W...
42.8 miles from centre of Portsmouth
Explore the stunning House and surrounding countryside at Hatchlands Park Hatchlands is set in a beautiful 430 acre Repton Park, open everyday offering a variety of way-marked walks. The house was built for the naval hero Admiral Boscawen in 1756 and has some of the earliest surviving interiors by Robert Adam, which are decorated in a nautical style. Inside is the Cobbe collection of paintings and portraits, which includes works by Van Dyck, Gainsborough and Zoffany. Also the world´s l...
39.9 miles from centre of Portsmouth
Across 350 acres of parkland, Wellington Country Park presents the biggest outdoor play opportunities in Berkshire. It has an absolute mass of things to do for kids up to about the age of eight. With an adventure playground, toddler area, sandpits, slides, a miniature railway (additional fee applies), animal farm and petting barn, enchanted forest, water play area and 12-hole mini golf course on site, there should easily be enough to keep the little ones busy all day. There is also a dinosaur...