It stands at a crossroads on the Roman road which ran from Portchester to Chichester, with Langstone Harbour and Hayling Island immediately to the South.
Throughout the Middle Ages and right up to the early 20th century, Havant was the centre of English parchment making. Many important documents, including Magna Carta and the Treaty of Versailles, were written on parchment made here.
The Homewell, hidden away behind the church, is where the water came from for the parchment making.
St. Faith`s Church is mediaeval, but some of the piers rest on Roman concrete.
At Leigh Park is the Sir George Staunton Country Park.
Colin Crosby, the well known Blue Badge Guide, was manager of the now demolished Empire Cinema in the 1980s.
Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby is available to lead Guided Walks around Havant for groups.