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Hampshire, Visitor & Tourism Guide



Once capital of England
National Parks and AONBs, the once capital of England and a National Museum, internationally important ships and very cute ponies make this a cracking county in which to holiday or take a short break.

In South East England. On the south coast by the English Channel. Surrounded by the counties of Dorset, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Surrey and West Sussex. To the south, across a stretch of water, is the Isle of Wight

National Parks and AONBs
Home to the New Forest National Park and part of the South Downs National Park.

There are also two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB): East Hampshire AONB and High Weald AONB.

Places in which to base yourself
Major towns and villages include Winchester (the county town), Portsmouth, Southampton, Stockbridge, Petersfield, Bucklers Hard and Beaulieu.

Culture and history
If you're looking for a bit of culture, try Winchester Public Museum, Andover Museum and Museum of the Iron Age, Fort Nelson Royal Armouries, Beaulieu National Motor Museum, Charles Dickens Museum and Winchester Westgate Museum.

For history, try Winchester Great Hall and Round Table, Winchester Cathedral, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, HMS Victory, HMS Warrior, Beaulieu Abbey, Portchester Castle.

Nature and outdoors
You should also try Marwell Zoological Park, The Hawk Conservancy Trust, Portsmouth Bluereef Aquarium. We'd also recommend a yomp on the Hampshire Downs.


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Top 10 Hotels
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Top 10 Places To Visit
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Top 10 Things To Do
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Winchester Westgate Museum

Located in Winchester, Hampshire, South East England, England

Less than a mile away.

Museum in former debtors' prison. Stunning views of Winchester from the roof. Museum contains armour, a gibbet, brass rubbing, a Tudor ceiling from Winchester College...

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Winchester Castle

Located in Winchester, Hampshire, South East England, England

Less than a mile away.

The remains of passageways which were beneath a castle tower . Across the square from Winchester Great Hall and Round Table. The passageways and Winchester Great Hall and Round Table are all that are left of a great cast...

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Winchester Great Hall and Round Table

Located in Winchester, Hampshire, South East England, England

Less than a mile away.

Winchester Castle was built in the eleventh century but only the Great Hall remains. An imitation Arthurian Round Table hangs in the Great Hall. Castle destroyed in the English Civil War. Now a museum of local history...

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The Winchester Royal, Winchester
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Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 75; Rates: 65 - 150 Per Night

The Winchester Royal is a charming 75 bedroom hotel situated in the heart of historic Winchester Its origins date back to 1530 and it has been a hotel for a century and a half...

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The Winchester Hotel, Winchester
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Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 71; Rates: 85 - 155 Per Night

This popular 4-star hotel is situated close to the centre of the historic cathedral city The hotel provides all of the facilities needed for the business and leisure traveller...

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Mercure Wessex Winchester, Winchester
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Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 94; Rates: 72 - 162 Per Night

The hotel is situated in the heart of Winchester city centre it runs alongside the famous Winchester Cathedral and is within walking distance of shops...

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