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Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery


Guided Walk

Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery, Clayhall Road, Alverstoke, PO12 2BB

A brief oral history of Haslar Hospital and the origins of the Hospital cemeteries from the opening of the Hospital to the present day, with photographs displayed in the cemetery mortuary chapel, followed by an informative walk through the cemetery when the guide will detail the many historic events and stories linking the listed monuments and graves, the Royal Navy and Gosport.

Gosport and ‘Turk Town’, why has our old town got this name? Could the mystery be solved by looking at the Turkish graves that lie here?

The cemetery is a site of special scientific interest, full of wonderful trees and other flora. Our very special ‘Autumn Lady’s Tresses’, a beautiful tiny orchid will be seen in abundance.

Lying alongside Alver Lake the cemetery is a Haven of peace and tranquillity.

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!

Duration approx 135 minutes


Friday 9 September: Tours at 1000 & 1300
Saturday 10 September: Tours at 1000 & 1300
Sunday 11 September: Tours at 1000 & 1300
Tuesday 13 September: Tours at 1000 & 1300
Wednesday 14 September: Tours at 1000 & 1300
Friday 16 September: Tours at 1000 & 1300
Saturday 17 September: Tours at 1000 & 1300
Sunday 18 September: Tours at 1000 & 1300


No booking required


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


Please arrive to meet your Guide 10 minutes before start time. 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.

Click here to download a Trail sheet



Monica Shilling


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)