Hampshire as a Destination



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Hampshire offers the perfect balance between coastline, countryside, city life and Culture. With the South Downs National Park and the New Forest National Park, visitors are spoilt with endless access to the outdoors, whilst still only being 1.5 hours away from London. If the countryside is not to your liking then the cities of Southampton and Winchester can fulfill your urban needs.

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Hampshire - What to see and do

Hampshire has two national parks: the South Downs National Park and the New Forest National Park offering a range of outdoor activities for all interests and abilities as well as providing breathtaking views and a rich diversity of flora and fauna. 

Hampshire was home to the famous novelist Jane Austen and consequently the county hosts a range of events and exhibitions dedicated to teaching visitors about her life. The Jane Austen House museum is by far the most popular attraction as the museum was the actual house in which Jane Austen lived and wrote in.

If a city break is what you are looking for then Winchester can fulfil this role. This city has the perfect blend of culture, shopping and culinary experiences. A visit to Winchester castle or the city museum offers the perfect insight into the history and heritage of this city and its wider importance within the history of England.

Hampshire - Gastronomy

A trip to Hambledon vineyard in Hampshire, which is the oldest commercial vineyard in England (founded in 1952), provides the perfect opportunity to taste some English wine. Hambledon vineyard offer bespoke tours and wine tastings within their beautiful location nestled on the edge of the South Downs.

Winchester hosts the largest farmers market in England, held every second and last Sunday of the month, with over 90 producers showcasing some of Hampshire’s finest local produce.

Travel inspirations, itineraries and best places to stay

Traditional dishes prepared with fresh local produce, lovingly prepared comfort food in a rustic setting or fine dining in an elegant environment, everyone has his preferences …
Take part of the laid back village life, stroll along cobblestone streets, dine in small traditional restaurants and smile at the locals on the main square.
Some accommodations go the extra mile, they are not only offering a place to stay, they offer a whole social experience - a space with soul, shaped by uniqueness, creativity and a special vibe, where people are able to connect with like-minded traveller.