Important notice

Royal Victoria Country Park is open. The Chapel Kiosk is open for takeaways only. Toilets are open and normal parking hours and parking fees apply. The Chapel is currently closed.

Our smaller BBQs are now open for bookings. Please note that we are only taking bookings up to 14 days in advance. To find out more and make your booking BBQs | Hampshire County Council (

If you are planning to visit us, please check Government guidance to understand the latest COVID-19 advice. A reminder that social distancing rules will still apply if you are meeting up with anyone outside your household or support bubble, even if you have had the vaccine.

Please continue to check our Facebook pages for the latest updates.

Virtual tours and learning

These virtual tours take you on a journey around the historic Netley Abbey village, around the site of the Royal Victoria Hospital and through the Chapel. The e-learning introduces you to the rich history of the Hospital from its design and construction through to its closure and demolition.

Opening hours

The park is free and open every day

Vehicle access
8am to 5pm 

Seasonal opening hours

Parking charges

October to March:
Up to 1 hour £2.00
Up to 2 hours £3.50
Up to 4 hours £4.50
Full day £6.00

More about parking

Where we are

We are located in Netley, Hampshire - a couple of miles east of Southampton, by the shores of Southampton water.

Things to see and do

Volunteer with us 

Volunteers make a real difference and each opportunity provides its own experience.

More about volunteering

Parking pass

Unlimited car parking at Royal Victoria Country Park. Up to two cars for £75 a year.

Buy a parking membership

Road safety

We would like remind all visitors that lots of vehicle movements do take place throughout the country park and that due care and attention should be exercised by all when in the vicinity of a roadway, track and within car parks.

We would like to remind drivers that there is an imposed 10mph speed limit within the park grounds and encourage dog owners to have dogs on short leads whilst walking along roads and within car parks.

We encourage all drivers to give way to crossing pedestrians and give cyclists a wide berth where possible. There are speed humps located within the park, please be aware that not slowing down for these could result in damage to your vehicle. All speed humps comply with highway standards.

Thanks you for your cooperation in helping to keep Royal Victoria Country Park a safe place to visit.