Quality Hotel Andover
Andover, EN SP116LA
Phone: (44) 1264 369-111
Fax: (44) 1264 369-000
Micheldever Road, Andover, EN, GB, SP116LA
- Phone: (44) 1264 369-111
- Fax: (44) 1264 369-000
Witness birds of prey like hawks, falcons and eagles getting trained by traditional methods and flying free at regular intervals every day, at this conservancy. Demonstrations include the opportunity to hold one of the birds. The Hawk Conservancy is licensed to care for and rehabilitate injured birds of prey, while breeding birds such as owls and kestrels are housed in aviaries, with the intention of future release. For further details, please check the website.
Tucked away amidst Chute Forest, St Mary's Church is a beautiful piece of architecture in Wiltshire, England. The church was built over a span of just about a year between 1870 and 1871 to the designs of architect John Loughborough Pearson. The interiors of the church boasts of stained glass by Clayton and Bell which is quite admirable. At present the church is Grade II listed building, noted for its architectural value.
The hill fort of Danebury lies in the county of Hampshire, England. This Iron Age hill fort was excavated by Barry Cunliffe in the 1970s. Being one of the most intensively excavated and studied hill forts, this site is of great significance. At the time when hill forts were booming in Wessex, the Danebury was constructed in the BCE6. Having been remodeled many times, adding several elements and features that developed this site into a hill fort, it was used for about 500 years. It is now listed as a Scheduled Ancient Monument and protected as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Built on the River Test nearly 200 years ago, this mill has been weaving silk since the 1820s. It is now a fully operational working museum producing high quality silk using Victorian machinery. The mill stands on an island where you can watch trout swimming or feed the ducks. The grounds also contain a shop, together with scenic gardens. There is wheelchair access to the ground floor. For further details, please check the website.
The simple exterior of St Nicholas' Church does not prepare you for the beauty contained within its walls. The existing structure was built in the 13th Century. However, due to extensive remodelling in 1703, most of the interior of the church reflects the style prevalent at time. Although redundant, the church does not exude an atmosphere of abandonment as it has been carefully maintained. On the walls of the church you will find paintings dating back to the 15th and 17th Centuries, along with 15th Century windows, and a detailed, carved memorial effigy of Sir Richard Powlette. Apart from these, many more interesting sights lie in wait at St Nicholas' Church.
This exquisite Gothic Revival style church was built in 1878. Although a redundant church, it is still open to visitors who are welcome to be dazzled by the elegance of its design. The interior of the church is decorated in a lavish manner with rich marbles and intricate carvings, while the floors are carpeted with Italian mosaics. Truly a architectural and artistic gem, the building has been well-preserved and maintained by The Churches Conservation Trust.
Located in Hampshire and spread over an area of 24 square kilometers, the historic Highclere Castle on the Highclere Park is a Victorian styled marvel that has seen many generations. The current owners of the place are Lord & Lady Carnarvon who welcome guests to have their weddings and other social function here while offering very hospitable services and they see to it that the event is successful. The New Egypt Exhibition is also held here. Guided tours of the castle are also conducted. Call ahead for varying dates.
The Walbury Hill is a believed to be the highest hill in Berkshire. The hill is a popular place for adventure enthusiasts. It is popular amongst the para gliders and walkers. The hill also features a brick building and a reservoir which is apparently not used. This place is also used by the BBC as a relay station.
This farm is a living museum of farm animals and poultry, some now close to extinction. You can touch and feed pigs, sheep, goats, ponies and cattle. There is also a nature trail and badger setts in ancient woodland. Features include Rabbit World, which has nearly fifty breeds on show, some quite rare. Picnic and play areas, a tearoom and a souvenir shop are all to hand. For further details, please check the website.
Spread across an area of 17 acres, Sidbury Hill is the site of a hillfort which dates back to the Iron Age, which in turn was built on the site of a neolithic settlement. The hillfort was heavily guarded by the slopes of the hill, and a series of ditches and earthwork ramparts. While visiting this site it would be difficult to not be amazed by the strategic defences that were built to protect the hillfort and its occupants. The site is open to public and is accessible via a number of footpaths. However, as the area is currently under the care of Ministry of Defence, access to the area may be restricted at times.
The chalk carving of the Bulford Kiwi lies in the Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire. This hill figure was created by the New Zealand soldiers during the World War I while they awaited repatriation. Being the first hill figure in Wiltshire that is not a military badge or a white horse, it was constructed on top of Beacon Hill. The design was provided by Sergeant-Major Percy Cecil Blenkarne and it was executed in order to occupy the troops after the war ended while they awaited their ships. Made from bright white chalk, it stands among the lush green hillside.
One of the most ideal places to experience the charm and beauty of the English countryside, the Vicarage Farm welcomes visitors. Conveniently located just off the M3, this farm offers facilities for camping, for a very reasonable rate. This farm is a great place to bring the kids, as located just nearby are facilities for horse riding, dining, water sports, and a beach. Call for more information.