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A county in England

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

Moyles Court, Hampshire

Moyles Court (5 Pictures)

Open forest surrounds this quiet hamlet which is only a few minutes drive from Ringwood, a busy market town at the western end of the New Forest...

Southsea, Hampshire

Southsea (83 Pictures)

History records that this is the place where Henry VIII's flag ship "Mary Rose" sank in front of the mighty castle built by the king as one of a chain of defensive fortresses to.....

King Alfred's Statue, Winchester

Winchester (312 Pictures)

This is an old town which was a tribal town long before the Romans landed in Britain, under their leadership it flourished to become the 5th largest city in the land, and was later heralded as the capital of King Alfred...

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Recommended attractions in Hampshire

Winchester Cathedral

Winchester Cathedral (93 Pictures)

From the moment you cross the wide sweeping lawns surrounding Winchesters' historic cathedral you become immediately enthralled.....

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