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Attractive parkland, woodland and seashore overlooking Southampton Water.
The Park was the site of the world's largest hospital, now only the chapel remains.
Visitor Centre in the Chapel with displays explaining the site's military and nursing history.
Play area. Café, picnic tables and barbecue sites.
Tel. 023 8045 5157. Admission free.
Open at all times, café 1000-1700 (1600 Oct-Mar). Visitor Centre closed for restoration until summer 2018.
A 1 mile 10¼" gauge miniature railway in Royal Victoria Country Park.
Events programme. Tel. 023 8045 6246.
Open SSu and most school holidays 1100-1600.
Gothic ruins of the most complete Cistercian monastery surviving in southern England.
Much of its 13th century church, cloister and monastic buildings are still standing.
Most traces of its later conversion to a Tudor mansion have gone.
The romantic ruins inspired many artists and writers, including Constable, Turner and Jane Austen. Admission free.
Open Apr-Sep, Daily 1000-1630. Oct-Mar, SSu 1000-1600.