Dibles Park is centrally situated for a large number of places of interest. In the local area are Hook nature reserve, River Hamble estuary walks, and Titchfield Haven which is a nature reserve at the mouth of the River Meon. Close by are Portsmouth Gun Wharf Quay Retail Outlet, Portsmouth Dockyard, Fort Nelson Royal Armoury, Southampton West Quay shopping centre and the Docks where you might see some large Ocean going Liners. To the west of us you will find the beautiful New Forest, Bournemouth, Poole and lots of other interesting places to visit.
Over 500 acres at the mouth of the river Hamble, including intertidal mudflats and a shoreline almost 3 miles long. There are a variety of habitats of which some are regionally rare and declining.
Visit Titchfield Haven Visitor Centre for a peaceful walk and to see a variety of wildlife, especially birds, really close to, best known for its wintering wildfowl and waders. In the summer the reed beds provide nesting sites for warblers,water Rails ,bearded tits and the rare Cetti’s warbler.
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, discover the world famous historic ships – HMS Victory, the Mary Rose & HMS Warrior 1860 that have shaped British history at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Home of the Royal Navy, other attractions include The Royal Naval Museum, with a new Exhibition “Task Force South: The Royal Navy and the Falklands War” and Action Stations with the new interactive gallery InterAction detailing the science and technology used by the modern Royal Navy.
Fort Nelson was built in the 1860s, as part of a chain of fortifications protecting the great naval harbour of Portsmouth in Hampshire and its Royal Dockyard from a feared French invasion. Covering nearly 19 acres and now fully restored, Fort Nelson sits majestically atop Portdsown Hill, with amazing views of the Solent and the Meon Valley. The Fort stands today as a monument to the skills and ingenuity of Victorian engineering and architecture. Entry is FREE of charge to all visitors, all year round.
Assault all your senses by walking onboard HMS Alliance, the only remaining WW2 era submarine, and take a journey through every decade of her service. Take a peek through the working periscopes, and see, hear and even smell how life was lived under the sea.
HMS Alliance is Britain’s only remaining World War II submarine and stands as a memorial to the 5,300 British submariners who have lost their lives in service.
Solent Sky Museum showcases the international importance of aviation history in Southampton and Solent area. The Solent region gave birth to the Spitfire, as well as being the home of the Imperial Airways flying boats.
Go and see over 20 airframes on display from the golden age of aviation, including the Spitfire and the record-breaking Supermarine S6.