Botley is a picturesque village on the River Hamble with historic buildings,
including a 19th century Market Hall in the High Street. The village is ½ mile from the station
and buses to Bishop's Waltham (see below) stop in the High Street about 2 minutes before passing the station.
A traditional farmyard with cattle, sheep, alpacas, horses, goats, pigs, ducks, geese, hens, rabbits and other animals.
15th century farmhouse with everyday items on display, Wartime Cottage, old schoolroom, barn with vintage tractors and cottage garden.
Outdoor and indoor play areas. Café and refreshment kiosk.
Open Mar-Oct, Daily 1000-1700. Nov-Feb, ThFSSu 1000-1600.
Manor Farm is part of the River Hamble Country Park and you can continue beyond the Farm into the Country Park (admission free). Most of River Hamble Country Park is nearer to Bursledon station.
The historic market town of Bishop's Waltham has some remarkably well preserved medieval buildings
in the High Street housing a range of independent shops.
Bus X9/X10 from station (and Botley High Street) to Bishop's Waltham Square, 18 minutes journey, M-F hourly, Sat 2-hourly. Operated by Xelabus. Buses also operate from Fareham and Winchester.
The impressive ruins of a medieval palace used by the bishops of Winchester, set in attractive grounds.
The lodging range became a farmhouse and now houses the town's museum. Admission free.
Open Apr-Oct, Daily 1000-1800. Nov-Mar, see website.
Bus see above.
Situated in the attractive grounds of Bishop's Waltham Palace the museum covers the social history of the town
plus displays by English Heritage about the Palace. Admission free, donations welcomed.
Open May-Sep, SSu & BH 1200-1600.
Bus see above.