Here stands the statue of King Alfred the Great at the top of the high street in Winchester which is the historical capital of Hampshire. Winchester covers a large area of central Hampshire including Bishop's Waltham, Denmead, New Alresford and Kings Worthy.
There are many sights to see in Winchester including:
- Winchester College which has been used as a location to film Harry Potter and Les Miserables.
- Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium offers 100 hands-on activities for inquisitive children.
- The Great Hall is a medieval building in Winchester, Hampshire and was founded in 1067.
New Milton, Hampshire, is on the fringes of the New Forest with Bashley being in the New Forest and south of New Milton is Barton-on-Sea. New Milton is between Christchurch to the West and Lymington to the East. There used to be Milton Manor which is listed in the Domesday Book. Milton village was on the main Christchurch and Lymingotn road where the Wheatsheaf is still operating.
New Milton was formed when the railway station was opened and a new town developed. A post office opened and was called, 'New Milton Post Office', to differentiate it from the post office in Old Milton and the name stuck.
Barton-on-Sea, Hampshire, is south of New Milton and Old Milton, and is a pebbly beach with many fossils. The Barton geographical beds that are in the cliffs are very susceptible to cliff erosion so significant sea defences have been built. New Milton is to the north of Barton-on-Sea.
Barton-on-Sea was inhabitated in the Bronze Age and has been mentionedin the Domesday Book. There was a Manor built there which was sold to Edward Dampier of Corfe Castle, in whose family it remained until 1903. In the First World War, Barton-on-Sea was the site of a convalescent home for Indian Service Men. During World War 11, the sea front at Barton-on-Sea had metal defences includinga pillbox built in the event of German invasion.