Stoneham War Shrine     Discovering the Park

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How to find the Shrine

The War Shrine is usually kept locked, but is opened for certain days of the year - see Current Openings & Events. It can also be opened by arrangement for groups.

The Shrine is in Avenue Park, at Chestnut Avenue, North Stoneham, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO53 3HN.

There is ample car parking close to the Shrine, at the Doncaster Sports Pavilion Car Park, off Chestnut Avenue. The entrance to the car park is almost opposite the Cricketers Arms pub; there is a yellow overhead barrier to prevent tall vehicles entering the car park. The shortest path to the Shrine leads from the iron gate at the far end of the car park.

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Getting to North Stoneham and the War Shrine

BUSES: Bluestar Route 2 (Southampton - North Stoneham - Eastleigh - Fair Oak) stops at North Stoneham Church and at Avenue Park (for the Shrine) on Chestnut Avenue, and runs every 15 mins Mon-Sat daytime. Timetable: or 023 8061 8233. Wilts & Dorset Route 34/65 (Romsey - North Stoneham - Eastleigh) stops at Robin Square (a short walk from Avenue Park and the Shrine). Timetable: or 01722 336 855.

TRAINS: The nearest stations are Eastleigh (connects with Bus Route 2, 12 mins to North Stoneham) and Southampton Parkway.

BY CAR: From motorway: If you are coming via the M27, leave the motorway at Junction 5. If you are coming via the M3 motorway, continue on to the M27 Eastbound carriageway (towards Portsmouth & Brighton) and exit at Junction 5. At the junction's roundabout, take the exit onto Stoneham Lane, signposted Chandler's Ford. At the mini-roundabout at the end, turn left into Chestnut Avenue. After passing the Cricketers Arms on right, turn left into Doncaster Sports Pavilion Car Park, through a yellow barrier and between bollards.

PARKING: Doncaster Sports Pavilion Car Park, Chestnut Avenue (opposite Cricketers Arms pub). On the first Saturday of each month, additional parking is available at North Stoneham Church, between 10am - 4pm.