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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

English countryside

Alton (5 Pictures)

An historic market town which in recent times derived its prosperity from hop fields and the brewing industry, previously it had been a centre for wool and cloth...

Part of the High St, Fordingbridge

Fordingbridge (11 Pictures)

Fordingbridge is a historic market town in Hampshire..

Hayling Island

Hayling Island (10 Pictures)

Hayling Island is a true Island connected to mainland England by a bridge. Although largely residential it is also a popular holiday destination. It is also popular as a.....

KIngsclere Downs

Kingsclere (6 Pictures)

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

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Recommended attractions in Hampshire

Beaulieu Palace House archtectural detail

Beaulieu Palace House (64 Pictures)

Palace House and the old abbey ruins can be found a short distance away from the National Motor Museum, just one of Beaulieu's.....

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.....

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