Out and About in Haslemere...

  • Passing the Time in Haslemere
  • Part of Haslemere's charm is the number of small independent shops and boutiques, many of which are old family businesses, offering a courteous service to the visitor. You will find a good range of quality products such as fine china and glassware, gifts, kitchenware, ladies and gentlemen's fashions, shoes, books and much, much more.

    Antiques lovers are catered for by a variety of shops and small antique markets. Together they offer a wide range of items from collectables to bric-a-brac.

    Sport and Recreation
    There is a wide range of sporting activities available:
    Swimming, squash and tennis at the Haslemere Sports Centre.
    Tennis, bowls, cricket, football at the Haslemere Recreation ground.
    Athletics, rugby, football, hockey at Woolmer Hill Sports ground.
    Golf is catered for by a variety of courses and clubs on the outskirts of Haslemere.
    Walking and riding - Bridleways and footpaths are well marked. The Greensand Way long distance footpath starts in Haslemere High Street and follows the sandstone hills as far as Kent.
    Windsurfing at Bracklesham Bay and West Wittering.
    Sailing at Frensham Ponds and Chichester Harbour.
    Horse racing at Goowood.
    Polo at Cowdray Park in Midhurst.

  • Places of Interest to Visit
  • Chichester (picture of cathedral on right) An old cathedral town with attractive buildings. Fishbourne Roman Palace is nearby.

    Winchester. Famous for its Norman cathedral with its long nave, the 13th century Great Hall housing the Arthurian Round Table and Winchester College, the oldest public school in England.

    Salisbury and Stonehenge are within easy driving distance.

    Portsmouth. An important naval base over the centuries, housing historic ships including HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and the Mary Rose. Blue Reef Aquarium lies in nearby Southsea and ferries run regularly to the Isle of Wight and France.

    Wisley Gardens, belonging to the Royal Horticultural Society lie on the A3 towards London.

    The Rural Life Museum at Tilford on the way to Farnham, is open April to September, Wednesday - Sunday and Bank Holidays.

    Other gardens, stately homes, castles and attractions include Windsor Castle, Hampton Court Palace, Arundel Castle, Goodwood House, Loseley House, Parham House, Leonardslee Gardens, Exbury Gardens, Savill Gardens, Shefield Park Gardens, Birdworld, Legoland, Thorpe Park, Chessington World of Adventures, Marwell Zoo, Mechanical Music and Doll Collection, Doll House Museum, Teddy Bear Museum, Fishers Farm Park and the Hollycombe Steam Collection.

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