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About the county of Hampshire

The County of Hampshire lies in the South of England and offers an enchanting blend of both coast and countryside. It is home to the 'New Forest', which covers some 145 square miles, making it Englands largest, intact ancient woodlands thus earning the area national and international status. Winchester is home to one of England's largest cathedrals, 'Winchester Cathedral' has its origins in the 7th century, when
a Christian Church was first built on the site. Hampshire has many notable attractions including, 'Mottisfont Abbey Gardens', 'Broadlands' a magnificent 18th century house in a superb setting on the banks of the River Test and Famous for being the home of Lord Mountbatten, and 'Highclere Castle' home of the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon and probably the finest Victorian home still in existence.

Recommended towns & villages to visit in Hampshire

Beaulieu Abbey Gardens

Beaulieu (146 Pictures)

This lovely village is set in the lush greenery of the New Forest where a pretty village street leads to the banks of the Beaulieu River at the point at which it opens up as an estuary...

View from Kingsclere Downs

Kingsclere (6 Pictures)

A picturesque village in Hampshire, near to Watership Down...

River Test at Wherwell

Wherwell (5 Pictures)

This enchanting little village boasts a host of thickly thatched, black and white, half timbered cottages,and has a bit of a bloody history...

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Recommended attractions in Hampshire

Eling Tide Mill near Totton.

Eling Tide Mill (5 Pictures)

Eling Tide Mill is a fascinating tourist attraction. It is a place steeped in history where flour has been milled for over 900.....

Highclere Castle, Hampshire. Front Side

Highclere Castle (32 Pictures)

This was once a rather plain building until Sir Charles Barry turned it into the matchless beauty we see today. A place of rare.....

Tiger, Marwell Zoo, Hampshire

Marwell Zoological Park (57 Pictures)

This is a lovely tourist attraction which gives everyone a great day out. The zoo, founded in 1972 by conservationist John.....

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth, Hampshire

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (49 Pictures)

One of the favourite attractions to visit in Southern England is Portsmouth's Historic Dockyard, home to some of the most famous.....

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