Activities in the area
Something for everyone
From beaches, culture, exploring or more energetic activities.
Activities & Places to Visit
Whether you enjoy culture, history, exploring, or more energetic activities, there is something for everyone within 30 miles of Bentley’s. The beautiful Dorset beaches, the stunning New Forest, the world heritage sites of Avebury and Stonehenge or the historic cities of Salisbury and Winchester. Here are a few of the best:
The Hawk Conservancy
The Hawk conservancy trust is a full Day out. You will witness some of the most
Spectacular flying displays in the UK as well as the opportunity to meet an owl.
Distance – 12 miles
The Bombay Sapphire
Art sustainable distillery. Enjoy a tour of the gin making process in the iconic
glass houses and learn about the `mills illustrious history.
Distance 23 miles
Beer has been brewed in Ringwood for centuries using the crystal clear water of the river Avon with the malting barley grown on the fertile soils of Hampshire.
138 Christchurch Road
Distance – 20 miles
Walk the footsteps of your Neolithic ancestors at Stonehenge – one
of the wonders of the world and the best know pre-historic monument
In Europe, need we say more!
Distance – 16 miles
This beautiful house set in the rural town of Romsey is open for guided tours.
The original manor and area belonged to Romsey Abbey since before the 11th century, but was sold off after the dissolution of the monasteries and is now
Distance – 9 miles
Home to the 18th Earl of Pembroke provides a fascinating insightinto British history. Built on the site of a 9th century nunnery set in 21 acres of landscaped parkland with water and rose gardens beside the river Nadder. Open to visitors all year.
Distance – 14 miles
Mottisfont abbey is a historical priory and country estate owned by the National Trust. It is nestled in the valley of the river test. It has the historic house museum and regular changing art exhibitions together with a walled rose garden and river walk.
Distance – 8 miles
Museum of Army Flying
The museum is an award winning museum about the history of flying in the British Army. The museum hosts an amazing range of nationally important historic and model aircraft, artifiacts and documents telling the story of solidiers in the air.
Distance – 8 miles
Longstock Park Water Gardens
The Longstock Park Water Gardens on the Leckford estate (owned by John Lewis) opens its water garden to benefit numerous charities between April and September. It also has a farm shop and restaurant which are well worth a visit.
There are some great options for everyone on the energy scale, including:
- Mountain or road biking
- Fishing (the Test)
- Observing rare butterflies (Bentley Wood)
- Day out at the Hawk Conservancy (or half day) fly a Harris Hawk (book in advance)