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Hampshire has an abundance of military heritage sites to choose from, including castles, forts, regimental museums, historic houses and country parks, and is home to both the British Army at Aldershot and the Royal Navy at Portsmouth.

Hampshire's military heritage dates back to the Romans, and can be seen in the impressive Portchester Castle, overlooking the Solent, one of the best preserved Roman strongholds in northern Europe.

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is one of the UK's top ten heritage attractions, including HMS Victory, HMS Warrior 1860, the newly opened Mary Rose Museum, Harbour Tours and interactive Action Stations. A short walk away lies Gunwharf Quays, home to the 170m Spinnaker Tower offering a bird's eye view of the big ships. Or take the Gosport ferry across the water and walk on board a real submarine at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum.

Winchester has six regimental museums, including those of the Royal Hampshire Regiment and the Gurkhas, while other fascinating histories can be traced at the Museum of Army Chaplaincy at Andover, the Museum of Army Flying at Middle Wallop and the Army Medical Services Museum at Mytchett.

Hampshire has had its fair share of military heroes, such as the Duke of Wellington, whose magnificent funeral carriage can be seen at the elegant Stratfield Saye House, and Lord Louis Mountbatten, whose distinguished life is celebrated at his family home of Broadlands in Romsey.

Children will love the gun firings, mock battles and explosive goings on at Royal Armouries Fort Nelson while at the Royal Marines Museum at Southsea they can try on uniforms and pit their wits against the jungle.

The British Army is based in Aldershot and the annual Aldershot Garrison Show is not to be missed, with spectacular arena displays, exhibitors and traders, as well as a grand displays of military vehicles and equipment. The Aldershot Military Museum traces the town's military history and is a firm favourite with families, with recreated barracks, a tank simulator and a training tunnel to try out.

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  1. Buckler's Hard

    New Forest

    Price

    Price £4.70 to £19.70 Per Ticket
  2. Aldershot Military Museum

    Aldershot

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    Price £2.70 to £10.90 Per Ticket
  3. Basing House

    Basing, Basingstoke

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    Free
  4. Boathouse 4

    H M Naval Base, Portsmouth

    Price

    Free
  5. Broadlands

    Romsey

  6. Calshot Castle

    Southampton

  7. D-Day Museum

    Portsmouth

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    Free
  8. Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway

    Beaulieu

    Price

    Price £3.29 to £86.00 Per Ticket
  9. Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower

    Gosport

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    Price £7.00 to £31.00 Per Ticket
  10. Farnborough Air Sciences Museum

    Farnborough

    Price

    Free