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Beyond the borough

The surrounding area has lots to offer too, so if you're in the area, why not pay a visit to some of our neighbours?

Chichester
The cathedral city of Chichester is splendid for a day out; with its fine shops and eating houses and a wealth of interesting attractions. Getting there is easy with regular buses and trains from Havant.
More information about destinations in Chichester >>

Portsmouth
Rich in maritime history, this Naval City boasts many major attractions including the Royal Marines Museum and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard where you'll find the Mary Rose, HMS Victory and HMS Warrior. The newest atrraction is the Spinnaker Tower, with three public viewing decks at 100m, 105m and 110m above sea level. Regular buses and trains from Havant and Waterlooville.
More information about destinations in Portsmouth >>

Portsmouth Continental Ferryport
Currently ferries leave for five continental destinations from the Portsmouth Ferryport; Cherbourg, Caen, Le Havre, St. Malo and Bilbao; as well as to Guernsey and Jersey in the Channel Islands. Crossing times vary from just three hours for the fast ferry to Cherbourg to just over a day to Santander and Bilbao. The on-board entertainment and facilities more than make up for any time lost travelling and many visitors take up the day trip or short break packages just for the on-board experience! Regular buses from Havant.
More information about services from the Ferry Port >>

Denmead
Just on the outskirts of Waterlooville, a visit to Denmead gives a taste of rural village life. Regular buses from Waterlooville.

Horndean
Until recently home to the famous Gales brewery, the Queen Elizabeth Country Park is located about three miles north of Horndean. Regular buses from Waterlooville.

Rowlands Castle
The stately home of Stansted is located at Rowlands Castle, as is a fine example of a village green. Stansted House includes a popular garden centre. Regular trains and buses from Havant.

Hambledon
A walkers dream; Hambledon is a picturesque village in a quiet rural setting. Regular buses from Waterlooville.


Portchester
Rich in history with a coastal Roman Castle and 3rd Century Fort to explore. Regular buses from Havant. More information about Porchester Castle >>

Gosport
Essentially a Naval town, Gosport is home to the Submarine Museum. The Gosport Ferry leaves from the Hard Interchange at Portsmouth and takes just two minutes.

More information about destinations in Gosport >>

Bosham
An attractive waterside village with connections to King Canute (Knut) and a well regarded craft centre - it's here that he tried to stop the tide coming in. Buses and trains from Havant to the top of the village.

More information about Bosham and surounding area >>

Chidham
For quiet coastal walks the peaceful hamlet of Chidham is ideal.
More information about Chidham and Hambrook >>

Thorney Island
Owned by the Ministry of Defence, this beautiful untamed island is home to Brent Geese as well as soldiers. Access to the island is by a security gate, where you have to give your name and address before entering. Please keep to the set footpath, because although you are most welcome, breaches in security are severely dealt with! The island can also be closed without warning. Buses from Emsworth.

The Isle of Wight

There are three different ways of getting to the Island from Portsmouth. The quickest way is via the Hovercraft from Southsea; this takes just ten minutes. The Catamaran takes fifteen and the car ferry takes thirty-five.

More information about the Isle of Wight>>

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