Local Naval History full of Turkish and Ship Filled Mysteries

Local Naval History full of Turkish and Ship Filled Mysteries

Guided Walk

Haslar Royal Naval CemeteryClayhall Road, Alverstoke, PO12 2BB

Settle in with an introductory talk followed by a guided walk of graves and memorials telling Gosport’s Naval History from 1859, the time of sail, to modern day. Find out about the link with Turkey and how Gosport became known as ‘Turk Town’; also submarines and links with the Russian Revolution.The Chapel and major memorials have been awarded Listed Buildings Status.

This beautiful 17 acre site, lying alongside water, is a designated SSI (Site of Scientific Interest). You will find award-winning trees, wildlife, fungi, hedgerows and two types of orchid. autumn Lady Tresses will be in full bloom during September. Pick up a self-led trail sheet to help you explore the natural aspects of this historic area.

Lots to see, touch and hear, plus time for peaceful reflection. If you have an interest in our naval history and the part Gosport’s seamen and submariners played then this event could be for you!

Tour lasts for approx 2 hrs

OPENING TIMES

 

  • Friday 13 September: 1015 & 1300
  • Saturday 14 September: 1015 & 1300
  • Sunday 15 September: 1015 & 1300
  • Thursday 19 September: 1015 & 1300
  • Friday 20 September: 1015 & 1300
  • Saturday 21 September: 1015 & 1300
  • Sunday 22 September: 1015 & 1300

 

BOOKING DETAILS

No Booking Needed – Just turn up and enjoy

ACCESS

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Natural environment, ground uneven with gravel pathways. Sensible footwear is essential. Accompanied children of all ages are very welcome.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

If you are unable to make the guided tour times, you are still welcome to visit the site, learn from the printed information available in the chapel and explore the grounds.

WEBSITE

http://www.haslarheritagegroup.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=49&Itemid=109

ORGANISED BY

Monica Shilling

Map/Directions

For travel information about how to get to and around Gosport, click here.

Long brick wall, opposite Monckton Road. Bus stop outside of lodge. On the No.11 bus route (two hourly bus service, no bus on Sunday)

 

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