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<span>Explore the rich maritime history and natural beauty of our local area</span>

Explore the rich maritime history and natural beauty of our local area

Fareham is ideally situated in the centre of Hampshire, making it an excellent base to see a whole range of tourist attractions. Perfect for anyone wishing to use Lysses House as a base to explore Hampshire and the surrounding area, as a welcome break during a long conference or if your delegates wish to stay on for a day’s holiday afterwards.

Lysses house itself has a interesting past. A brief history can be found here.

Within 20 minutes you can be beside the ‘home of British Sailing’ – the River Hamble. The attractive village of Titchfield is very close to Fareham. We are only a few miles from historic Portsmouth, Gosport and Southampton. The beautiful New Forest, Bournemouth, Winchester and the Isle of Wight are all within easy reach. Follow the links below to see just some of the local attractions…

Within walking distance

  • Westbury Manor Musem
  • Ashcroft Arts Centre
  • Fernham Hall
  • Henry Cort Sculpture Project, West Street, Fareham – the single largest exhibition of contemporary wrought iron in the country.
  • Farmers Market – First Saturday of every month in West Street, Fareham

Treasure Trails

If you fancy something a bit different why not buy a Treasure Trail. Treasure Trails are a different way to explore somewhere new whilst solving a treasure hunt. An easy to follow route will take you to the most interesting and beautiful sights and along the way you must answer the clues to be able to solve the mystery. Each treasure hunt is completed in your own time. It should take about 2 hours and costs just £5. The walking is gentle and is about 1.5 miles. It is suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs if you use the front entrance of the church. It is great fun for all the family and a great way to keep the children entertained. Why not grab a bite to eat or stop for a coffee along the way. For further information see www.treasuretrails.co.uk. Fareham Trails can be purchased from hotel reception.

Meon Valley Cycle Hire

Meon Valley Cycle Hire is by booking only, usually starting from ‘Thatchers Copse’ located on National Cycle Route 2, Titchfield, near Fareham on the Hampshire coast. They offer a variety of bikes to suit most road and off-road challenges for all the family. They also have a number of ‘tag-a-longs’ and child seats that can be attached to adult bikes so that children from 18 months can be catered for. Tag-a-longs allow children to enjoy all the fun of cycling, whilst riding safely attached to an adult’s bike, ensuring that tired legs can take a break, but the bike will still be making progress courtesy of the adult.

Travel

For further information regarding public transport please see:
Ferries – LD Lines – Porstmouth to Le Havre
Bus Timetables – http://www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/southwest/hampshire/home/index.php
Train Information – http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Megabus – http://uk.megabus.com/default.aspx?lan=en
Greyhound Bus – http://www.greyhounduk.com/
Hovertravel – http://www.hovertravel.co.uk/
Gosport Ferry – http://www.gosportferry.co.uk/
Isle of Wight Ferry – http://www.wightlink.co.uk/
Southampton Airport – http://www.southamptonairport.com/

Our reception staff will always be happy to help with travel arrangements