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Things to do - On Our Doorstep Sir Harold Hillier Gardens Jermyns Lane, Ampfield, Hampshire SO51 0QA 01794 369318 Winner of Garden of the Year 2015. Outstanding 180 acre garden for all seasons. Home to the longest double herbaceous border (at 250 metres). Children can enjoy the Tree House, Bamboo Tunnels and Super Snake Swing. Events all year round including Art in the Garden summer sculpture exhibition. Restaurant, tea room, all ability paths, free parking, near M27. Open: 10am - 6pm (5pm in winter), closed Christmas and Boxing Day.

Mid Hants Railway ‘Watercress Line’ The Railway Station, New Alresford, Hampshire SO24 9JG 01962 733810 Experience the golden age of steam travel!  Whether you are taking a trip down memory lane or making new ones, sit back, relax and travel along the edge of the South Downs National Park. Fares give you all day travel to explore the four period stations, see behind the scenes in the engineering workshops, get up close to the locomotives and visit the historic towns of New Alresford and Alton. 

Salisbury Cathedral & Magna Carta The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 2EN 01722 555156 Explore over 800 years of history at one of the UK’s most iconic medieval buildings. Discover Britain’s tallest spire and our original 1215 Magna Carta in its own permanent exhibition. Take a stroll in our cloisters or out on the Cathedral lawns and enjoy refreshments in Refectory restaurant (all year round) or Bell Tower tea rooms (seasonal opening). Make the most of your visit by checking our events calendar or booking a Tower Tour in advance online. Open seven days a week.

Wiltshire’s White Horses

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Bournemouth Destination Guide 2016