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HAMPSHIRE - the best insider tips for vacation, holiday & travel

Hampshire County in England’s South Coast in the UK  offers a myriad of attractions and activities for all ages making it a great holiday destination just an hour and a half drive from London. Ancient magnificent structures like medieval castles, stunning coastline, breathtaking natural scenery and national parks, bustling historic market towns, lively pubs serving local delicious dishes, and energetic theme parks for the young ones are just some of the reasons for visiting Hampshire. Porthsmouth is known for the historic docks, lively Gunwharf Quays, fantastic sea views, and many inviting restaurants and pubs. Winchester is renowned for the medieval garden of Queen Eleanor, the Great Hall and the majestic Cathedral. Southampton is renowned for being a maritime city where the guests can learn about Royal Navy history at the Maritime Museum, visit the Tudor House and the Titanic Trail, and families can have unforgettable moments and meet Peppa Pig at Paultons Park or visit nearby Legoland. Outdoor activities like watching donkeys and ponies roam the famous hunting grounds of William the Conqueror, visiting Beaulieu motor museum, seeing galleries restaurants, shops and pubs in Lyndhurst are just some of the draws of New Forest.


The best time to visit Hampshire is during the months of May-Sept but the coastal areas and pastoral Winchester are swarmed with visitors during July-Aug. Hampshire is easily accessible by plane via Bournemouth or Southampton airports. Ferries coming from Santander Spain, Cherbourg and Caen in northern France, and other points like Isle of Wight and Bilbao are also good options. The Hampshire rails are well networked and London Waterloo is connected to the major cities of Winchester, Portsmouth and Southampton. If driving from London to Southampton then take the M3 motorway passing by Berkshire (maybe stop a while at Ascot Racecourse), Basingstoke, and Winchester.

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