Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery, Clayhall Road, Alverstoke, PO12 2BB
Sadly the guided tours have been cancelled for the remainder of the festival period due to COVID-19 restrictions, but the grounds are still open if you wish to explore the with the aid of self-led tour info.
Explore 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 visiting this not only historic but also beautiful site could be for you!
Allow 2 hrs to walk around
Live events from 14 September have been cancelled due to new Covid-19 rules
Thursday 17 September: 1000 & 1300
Friday 18 September: 1000 & 1300
Saturday 19 September: 1000 & 1300
Sunday 20 September: 1000 & 1300
Natural environment, ground uneven with gravel pathways. Sensible footwear is essential. Accompanied children of all ages are very welcome. Dogs on leads allowed.
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.
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)