Eling Tide Mill is the only original tide mill in the country still open and working as it has done for centuries. Situated at the edge of Southampton Water, Eling mill dates back to the 11th century. The current mill is a comparative youngster, built in the late 18th century. Eling Hill,
England, SO40 9HF
A strikingly unusual moated Victorian fort made of brick, Fort Brockhurst was built as part of a 19th-century plan to defend Portsmouth Harbour. The keep is almost perfectly circular, defended by a moat on one side, with a large parade ground to the rear. Gunner's Way,
England, PO12 4DS
Fort Cumberland guards the entrance to Langstone Harbour, to the east of Portsmouth. The fort was built in 1740 but completely rebuilt by the Duke of Richmond over 25 years, from 1782 to 1812. Fort Cumberland Road,
England, PO4 9LD
King James's Gate is an ornamental gateway that formed part of the town defences of Portsmouth. The gate was built in 1687, across what is now Broad Street. It was later moved from its original site, and now forms the entrance to the United Services Recreation Ground on Burnaby Road.
Landport Gate is a ceremonial gateway that once acted as the main entrance to Portsmouth. The gate was built in 1760, and was possibly designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor, though it was not built until after his death. The gate is built of Portland stone and originally stood before a moat, crossed by a drawbridge. St George's Road,
Medieval Merchant's House is a 13th-century house that is one of the few surviving medieval townhouses in England. The house has been restored to what it might have looked like in the 14th century. 58 French Street,
England, SO14 2AT
A simple stone memorial marks the spot where William II, known as William Rufus, was killed by an arrow while hunting in the New Forest in AD 1100. The death remains mysterious over 900 years later; was it an accident or was it murder? Cadnam,
Attraction Type: Historic Property - Memorial Heritage Rating:?
The oldest almshouse in England still in use; St Cross Hospital was founded in 1132. A further 15th-century almshouse was added to the foundation, creating a wonderful cluster of medieval buildings with the 12th-century Norman church of St Cross. A real gem. St Cross Road,
England, SO23 9SD
Whitchurch Silk Mill dates to the early 19th century and is the oldest working silk mill in the country still occupying its original mill buildings. See the original water wheel that drove the looms, watch silk weavers at work, and buy silk garments in the mill shop. 28 Winchester Street,
England, RG28 7AL
It followed the failure of attempts to marry Henry's son Edward to Mary, Queen of Scots
This Day in British History
14 August, 1040
Macbeth kills King Duncan
Macbeth murders Duncan, King of Scots, and takes the throne. The event was later sensationalised in the play by Shakespeare as a truly dreadful deed, but in truth a lot of rulers were murdered in those turbulent times!
This monarch was second in line to the throne until the untimely death of his brother, the Duke of Clarence
The Woolpack Inn in Totford, Hampshire, has re-opened after an extensive refurbishment and the proud new owners of this Grade 1 listed, picturesque pub, Brian and Jarina Ahearn, look forward to welcoming you. The Woolpack Inn is within easy reach of Alresford, Basingstoke, Winchester and Southampton. more >>
The George & Horn is a 16th century inn located in the heart of the rural Hampshire village of Kingsclere. The nine recently refurbished ensuite bedrooms include a TV and internet access and many rooms have wonderful period features. The restaurant serves fine British cuisine and the ale … more >>