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Welcome to Hampshire, a charming county located in the south of England.
Famous for its rolling hills, historic landmarks, and picturesque countryside, Hampshire has something to offer everyone.
Perhaps one of the most iconic landmarks in Hampshire is Winchester Cathedral. This stunning 11th-century structure boasts magnificent Gothic architecture and is home to the tomb of Jane Austen.
History buffs will also enjoy exploring Netley Abbey’s ruins or wandering around Romsey’s medieval market town.
For nature enthusiasts, there are plenty of breathtaking landscapes to discover.
The New Forest National Park is a must-visit destination with its ancient woodlands, heathland habitats and wild ponies roaming free. If you prefer the seaside, head down to Portsmouth, where you can take in views across the Solent from Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
Foodies will relish Hampshire’s locally-sourced produce, including award-winning cheeses from Laverstoke Park Farm and deliciously fresh seafood caught off the coast at Emsworth Harbour.
Many fantastic restaurants serve these local delights, including The Pig Hotel in Brockenhurst and Rick Stein’s seafood restaurant in Winchester.
If outdoor activities are your thing, why not try kayaking on the Beaulieu River or cycling through rolling countryside with miles upon miles of peaceful cycle routes – perfect for family rides?
With so much natural beauty and history within easy reach, visitors come back time after time to experience everything this beautiful destination offers.