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Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Trust


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Royal Victoria Country Park

Country / Royal Park

Netley Abbey
SO31 5GA

Tel: +44 023 8045 5157

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Royal Victoria Country Park

Once the home of the biggest military hospital in the Victorian Empire, this 200-acre site is now ideal for relaxation and leisure.

Offering fantastic views across Southampton Water, Royal Victoria Country Park is a great place to watch the busy shipping coming in and out of Southampton. The park’s ancient woodlands, large open spaces, boardwalks and ponds offer something for everyone. There are a number of picnic areas throughout the site and family BBQ areas can be hired. The Café in the Park serves a wide variety of hot and cold food and children will love taking a ride on the miniature railway or burning off steam in the picturesque, fully accessible play areas.

The iconic Chapel is currently undergoing a major refurbishment programme, thanks to £2.68 million investment from Hampshire County Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund. Visitors will be able to discover the fascinating history of the site, which has links to Florence Nightingale and Queen Victoria, in an exciting new exhibition and take tours to the top of the chapel tower. The grounds will have artistic interpretation and information boards that will demonstrate the size, length and importance of the hospital in both local and national history.

There is an exciting programme of events and activities taking place throughout the year – please see our Facebook page or website for more information.

Opening Times

Summer (1 Mar 2017 - 31 Oct 2017)
Winter (1 Nov 2017 - 28 Feb 2018)
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Park admissionFree

Parking charges
Monday to Sunday
• Up to one hour only £1.80
• Over one hour £4.00
• Season tickets £49 pa available from the gift shop
You can buy parking tickets and book all Royal Victoria Country Park events for the year at the gift shop

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