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- Heading home after holiday so didn't spend as long as we wanted, only here about 90 minutes. Could easily have spent more time going over the history and architecture of the church. A lovely guide directed us to the start of the Winchester Bible exhibition. Truly remarkable to see something so well preserved, and again tied in with the history of this church. Rich history of the beginning of the Wessex kings. Saw Jane Austen's grave and memorial plaque. Well worth the £10 entrance fee. Would visit again.Written June 18, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- We visited for the midsummer guided tour. We booked the morning tour so that we had the afternoon to explore the gardens and just sit in the lovely setting. The estate manager gave us a welcome, then we were split into 3 groups of 20. The tour of the house itself was perfect--lots of stories about the filming and about the family's 20th-century history as well. Not all of the rooms that we saw on the ground floor were used in filming. The Egyptian exhibit was an entirely new topic, and these items are replicas of what was found during the early 20th century digs. Some good history there!
We enjoyed the afternoon tea very much. If you are a vegetarian, do be sure to let them know when you arrive at the gate or even earlier. They had my companion's plate prepared and waiting for her (they don't add anything new for vegetarians, but they remove the meaty sandwiches and double to veg ones). The staff in the tea/carriage house were very kind. They offer tea, coffee, lattes, and other coffee drinks. We could not finish our plentiful desserts, but they were better than nearly all of the deserts I've had at high end afternoon teas. They care about the taste *and* the appearance, which is nice. You do carry your tray to your seat yourself, but then the view is fantastic!
We walked around the gardens for a long time and also found a quiet spot to sit and relax. The gift shop has a nice range of things. Overall, a wonderful outing. The sunny weather didn't hurt!Written June 16, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Visited again after a long time wasn't disappointed. Free parking and after paying English Heritage entrance fee you have access to extensive park land and a beach. There is a shuttle bus for those unable to walk. The house is impressive even if not all was open due to COVID restriction, guides are well informed and willing to chat. The Chalet houses are fascinating with small displays. The terrace garden even in October were colourful with extensive views. There are various places to eat with different menus, overpriced but not unexpected.Written November 7, 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Easy parking at Blackwater, WCs available here. Just passing through so we did the Tall Trees walk. Great to see a couple of Giant Sequoias that are still babies by Californian standards - though still huge!Written June 5, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Went with Sea Angling Classic. Had a great time exploring the historic dock yard but lots of walking was the down side. Amazing history here, very impressive restoration. Different places to stop for food and drinks too. Maybe a mobility scooter hire would be good and more benches to rest along the way.Written June 26, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- So nice to walk by the sea. Just be aware that underfoot it’s pebbles which might tire some people out. This is a popular route but not overwhelmingly so. What makes it are the sea views. And the Isle of Wight is so close you can see the windows on the houses!Written May 10, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Really enjoyed this, our 2nd trip, on the SS Shieldhall Steam Ship. Loads of interesting history attached to this ship. The Selsey Shantymen (9 of them) entertained us with singalong sea shanties throughout the 3.5 hour trip. A feeling of excitement and awe at the sight of the big cruise ships around us .. much hooting and waving was enjoyed. The refreshments were first class and the service extremely efficient from the bar to the kitchen to the table! An amazing CREW looked after us from the moment we boarded to the moment we disembarked. Thank you all.Written June 7, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Incredible stadium as well as service throughout from the match day staff. You can’t get this incredible Premier League experience anywhere else on the South Coast.
Highly recommend.Written February 7, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Very efficient, we had a through ticked from Hythe to the IOW with a connection to the RedJet in Southampton. The 1922 electric train ride down the pier is included in the price. It would be worth a trip on the ferry just to view the ships in the harbour at close quarters though.Written June 21, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Great place to go to learn about the local history of Southampton and about the Tudor times. The food was good, but maybe a tiny bit overpriced (in my opinion)Written June 25, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- lovely scenic walk with plenty of animals minding they're own business walking was fairly easy with plenty of seating.for resting in the enclosure. Plenty of parking and a fenced off area for a pony and cow free picnic.Written August 7, 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We didn't give 5 as we don't go up the tower.
To finish our weekend trip to Portsmouth we decide to plump for breakfast at the Spinnaker Kitchen as it had good views and space between tables unlike other places who like to cram you in..
They opened at 10 sharp on The Sunday, we walked through the door and the two couples behind us barged past us to get to a window table very rude as there were at Least 10 empty window seats they plumped for table 5.
We ordered toast and Jam and a full Hampshire breakfast before those on table 5. Table 5 order arrived first as this didn't bother me as I had a full breakfast and not sausage and bacon rolls.
We got the toast done exactly how we liked it and a lovely hot breakfast though I did empty my beans on the plate.
A few minutes after we receive ours table 5 preceded to complain theirs wasn't hot enough baring in mind they had theirs for over 5 minutes.... About 15mins after that one of the second couple on that table decided to complain about theirs. By this time the staff looked mortified and unfortunately nothing they could do. They were curtious and polite and professional.
We had no complaints what soever the coffee was lovely, the toast was perfect, and my breakfast was really tasty the bacon and sausages were full of flavour the mushrooms were the tastiest we have had and I've had a few full English breakfasts...
I just wanted to thank the staff for the the job they did and the food they served as the job they have isn't the easiest... The price is 't the cheapest or the most expensive but I expected to pay a little more because of location. Thanks again to you all for your serviceWritten June 20, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Well worth an hour of anyone's time to explore such a picturesque ruin. Once a religious building but remodelled as a Tudor mansion by a sidekick of Thomas Cromwell who profited from Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteries. Just enough signeage to explain the history without detracting from the peaceful ambience of the place. Plenty of shaggy lawn to run around on if the kids get bored. No cafe or shop but pubs and garden centres are very adjacent if you need refreshing. Park at one of those for nothing or pay the nominal fee to help maintain places like this.Written September 17, 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Visited with 18 month toddler, extremely hot day so some outdoor activities not possible due to heat, but she enjoyed meeting the animals and playing in the soft-play area.
I liked that there are areas to appeal to different ages. The staff were pleasant and helpful. The animals are well cared-for and the site is well maintained and clean. The adults enjoyed the visit too.
We will definitely return!Written June 23, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- We stayed here on our boat from 4/8/21 for a few days while the weather was horrid, while cruising the coast from Poole to the Solent. Friendly staff, easy to book, flexible as we extended our stay day by day due to the weather. Shower block the best of any marina we have been to in northern France or South UK. Lymington town 10 minutes on foot up the river for shops restaurants and pubs, well stocked chandlery on site, and club restaurant. Recommended. As a cruiser I didn’t feel intimidated by sharing the facilities with testosterone fuelled racers as this was Cowes week.Written August 6, 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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