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Places to Visit In and Around Hampshire

Hinton Ampner

National Trust property: Hinton Ampner - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for details. See more >
Bramdean, near Alresford, SO24 0LA


National Trust property: Mottisfont - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for details. See more >
Mottisfont, near Romsey, SO51 0LP

Sandham Memorial Chapel

National Trust property: Sandham Memorial Chapel - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for details. See more >
Harts Lane, Burghclere, near Newbury, RG20 9JT

The Vyne

National Trust property: The Vyne - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for details. See more >
Vyne Road, Sherborne St John, Basingstoke, RG24 9HL

West Green House Garden

National Trust property: West Green House Garden - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for details. See more >
West Green, Hartley Wintney, RG27 8JB

Winchester City Mill

National Trust property: Winchester City Mill - open to the public. Please see National Trust website for details. See more >
Bridge Street, Winchester, SO23 0EJ

Marwell Zoo

Marwell zoo is home to hundreds of exotic and endangered animals all within a beautiful, landscaped 140-acre park... See more >
Thompson’s Lane, Colden Common, Winchester SO21 1JH

Woodland Tots

At Woodland Tots, our mission consists of providing a warm and nurturing environment where children feel safe... See more >
Woodmill Outdoor Activity Centre, Woodmill Lane, SO18 2JR

Edgar Jeromes Museum

https://www.edgarjerome.co.uk/3rd-floor-museum/ Not everyone knows that one of Aldershot’s longest-running..... See more >
7 Wellington Street , Aldershot, Hampshire , GU11 1DX

Golden Gecko Climbng

Come down and see what the Centre has to offer. We have 17 auto-belays offering climbing to almost anyone (ages 5+) and..... See more >
34 Romsey Industrial Estate Greatbridge Road Romsey SO51 0HR

Sink or Float: An Artificial Island, Jessica Wetherly

Aspex Portsmouth are delighted to present Sink or Float: An Artificial Island, the latest solo exhibition by Jessica... See more >
The Vulcan Building Gunwharf Quays Portsmouth PO1 3BF

Army Flying Museum

Immerse yourself in the fascinating story of British Army flying by visiting one of the Test Valley’s hidden gems... See more >
Middle Wallop, Stockbridge, SO20 8FB
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Things to do around Hampshire

Hampshire, a county in southern England, offers a wealth of activities for a memorable day out. Whether you're interested in outdoor adventures, cultural exploration, or family-friendly fun, Hampshire has something to suit every taste. Here are some top things to do in Hampshire:

1. Explore Brockenhurst in the New Forest:
- Brockenhurst is a charming village in the heart of the New Forest. Enjoy scenic walks through ancient woodlands, spot wildlife, and cool off in the Balmer Lawn waters. For lunch, head to The Huntsman or indulge in a meal at The Pig, where you can also visit the on-site animals. Brockenhurst is well-connected to other New Forest villages, making it an ideal base for exploring the area¹.

2. Cycle through Lyndhurst and Enjoy Afternoon Tea:
- Visit Lyndhurst, known for the New Forest Lavender Farm. Capture stunning photos amidst the purple lavender shoots. Explore the high street with its unique shops and cozy cafes for afternoon tea. Don't miss the traditional pubs for a pint¹.

3. Discover Farlington Marshes and Hilsea Lines:
- Explore Farlington Marshes at the top of Portsea Island. Combine it with a trip to Hilsea Lines or venture into Southsea for more exploration. These natural areas offer scenic walks and birdwatching opportunities¹.

4. Visit Winchester Cathedral and City:
- Winchester Cathedral is a magnificent Gothic masterpiece. Explore its historic interiors, climb the tower for panoramic views, and learn about its rich history. Wander through Winchester's charming streets, visit local shops, and enjoy a meal at one of the city's restaurants¹.

5. Enjoy the South Downs National Park:
- Hampshire is home to a part of the South Downs National Park. Take a hike along the rolling hills, enjoy breathtaking views, and immerse yourself in nature. Pack a picnic and savor the serene surroundings¹.

6. Discover Historic Portsmouth:
- Visit Portsmouth, a historic naval city. Explore the Historic Dockyard, home to the HMS Victory and the Mary Rose. Walk along the waterfront, visit the Spinnaker Tower, and learn about Portsmouth's maritime heritage¹.

7. Relax at Hayling Island Beach:
- Head to Hayling Island for a relaxing beach day. Enjoy sandy shores, beach huts, and coastal walks. It's a great spot for families and beachcombers¹.

8. Explore Jane Austen's House Museum:
- Literature enthusiasts will appreciate Jane Austen's House Museum in Chawton. Visit the former home of the beloved author, explore the gardens, and learn about her life and works¹.

9. Visit Beaulieu and the National Motor Museum:
- Explore Beaulieu, home to the National Motor Museum. Discover vintage cars, explore the Beaulieu Palace House, and stroll through the picturesque grounds. Don't miss the Beaulieu Abbey and the serene Beaulieu River¹.

10. Sample Local Cuisine and Pubs:
- Hampshire offers delightful food experiences. Try traditional dishes, visit local pubs, and savor regional flavors. Whether it's a hearty meal or a cream tea, Hampshire's culinary scene won't disappoint¹.

Remember to check opening hours and any booking requirements for these attractions. Whether you're interested in history, nature, or cultural heritage, Hampshire promises an enriching and diverse day out! 🌟🏞️🎉¹.

Source: Conversation with Bing, 30/01/2024
(1) 26 Proven Brilliant Days Out in Hampshire for 2023 - Day Out in England. https://dayoutinengland.com/days-out-in-hampshire/.
(2) 17 Days Out and Activities in Hampshire for Adults | HTA. https://www.hampshireattractions.co.uk/hampshire-adult-days-out/.
(3) 43 Brilliant Family Days Out in Hampshire. https://thingstodoinhampshirewithkids.co.uk/family-days-out-in-hampshire/.