Princess in Exile, 1833

Princess in exile 1833

Princess in Exile, 1833

Guided Walk

Meet outside the Parish Centre, Green Road, Alverstoke, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2ET

On this circular walk of Alverstoke, your Heritage Guide will not only point out places of historic interest but also introduce you to the story of an extraordinary woman.

You’ll learn who Infanta (princess) Maria Francisca of Portugal was and how she became exiled to Gosport in 1833… and what became of her. The walk will cover the area from St Mary’s Church, The Rectory, The Creek, St Marks Churchyard and The Crescent before returning you into the heart of the Village.

Duration approx: 90 mins


  • Thursday 13 September: 1000 & 1400
  • Friday 14 September: 1000 & 1400


Book on line

Booking open on 18 August at 1000


There are steps along the route and various ground surfaces. This walk covers a wide area so appropriate footwear is essential.



Ann Maree Dicker

MAP/DIRECTIONS (Approximate)

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

The Parish Centre is opposite St Mary’s Church.

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