The South Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The South - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Abbotsbury Swannery

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Just outside the village, this lagoon, a famous breeding ground for the birds, is the only managed colony of nesting mute swans in the...

Beaulieu

  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

With a ruined 13th-century abbey, a stately home, and an automobile museum, Beaulieu appeals to several different interests. Beaulieu...

Bournemouth Beach

  • Beach–Sight

With 7 miles of clean sandy beaches tucked beneath its cliffs, Bournemouth is said to enjoy some of the country's warmest sea temperatures.

Buckler's Hard

  • Museum/Gallery

This restored 18th-century shipbuilding village, 2 miles south of Beaulieu, is home to a re-created Shipwright's Cottage and a Shipwright...

City Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

This museum reflects Winchester's history from the Iron Age to the present through displays of Anglo-Saxon pottery, jewelry, and coins,...

D-Day Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

The absorbing D-Day Museum in the Southsea district tells the story of the planning and preparation for the invasion of Europe during...

Dinosaur Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

This popular family-oriented museum engages children with fossils, skeletons, life-size dinosaur reconstructions, multimedia displays,...

Dinosaurland Fossil Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

Located in a former church, this compact private museum run by a paleontologist has an excellent collection of local fossils with more...

Explosion! The Museum of Naval Firepower

  • Museum/Gallery

This museum located in a Georgian building used by the Royal Navy since 1771 to store weapons and ammunition explores the history of...

Longleat House

  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Home of the Marquess of Bath, Longleat House is one of southern England's most famous stately homes, and possibly the most ambitiously,...

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