Heritage Britain

The county of Hampshire, England



Highclere Castle near Newbury

A delightful county with a rich past, only 50 miles from London and neighbours to Surrey, Sussex, Berkshire, Wiltshire and Dorset. Itís maritime history is second to none and it was from Portsmouth and Southampton that England set out to rule the waves. The Mary Rose, Bucklers Hard and the coastal defences bear testimony to days gone by. The New Forest is another major reason for staying in this county. Planted by William the Conqueror and roamed by wild but not ferocious animals, the Forest is still very much lived and worked in with ancient communities pocketed amongst the woodland. Winchester is the city that Alfred the Great made his first capital and the whole surrounding area is steeped in history. There are a plethora of historic houses, castles and monuments to discover in this glorious county including Avington Park (Winchester), Broadlands (Romsey), Highclere (near Newbury, Berkshire), Jane Austen's House (Alton) and Beaulieu to mention just a few. Thirty minutes from Portsmouth Harbour and a favoured haunt of Queen Victoria, The IIsle of Wight has been fashionable as a holiday destination ever since. See Carisbrooke Castle, Osborne House, watch the yachts at Cowes or simply walk the soft undulating coastline.

Where to stay and things to do in Hampshire

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Selected Hampshire hotels - Please Refresh for another random Hotel list

Lismoyne Hotel, Fleet
Careys Manor Hotel, Brockenhurst
Montagu Arms Hotel, Beaulieu
Lisomoyne Hotel, Fleet
Careys Manor Hotel, Brockenhurst
De Vere Grand Harbour, Southampton
Macdonald Wessex Hotel, Winchester
New Park Manor - A Von Essen Hotel, Brockenhurst
Dolphin Hotel, Southampton
New Place, Shirrell Heath

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Explore Hampshire Towns

Abbotsbury | Adforton | Aldershot | Alresford | Alton | Alton (Near) | Ampfield | Andover | Andover, Test Valley | Andover
Test Valley
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Hampshire Tourist Information Centres

Aldershot Tourist Information Centre
39 High Street, Aldershot
Hampshire, GU11 1BH
Tel: +44 (0) 1252 320968
Fax: +44 (0) 1252 311479

Alton Tourist Information Centre
7 Cross and Pillory Lane
Alton,Hampshire,GU34 1HL
Tel: +44 (0) 1420 - 88448
Fax: +44 (0) 1420 - 543916

Andover Tourist Information Centre
Town Mill House, Bridge Street
Andover, Hampshire, SP10 1BL
Tel: +44 (0) 1264 - 324320
Fax: +44 (0) 1264 - 345650
email: click here

Basingstoke Tourist Information Centre
Willis Museum, "Old Town Hall, Market Place"
Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 7QD
Tel: +44 (0) 1256 817618
Fax: +44 (0) 1256 356231

Fareham Tourist Information Centre
Westbury Manor, West Street
Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 0JJ
Tel: +44 (0) 1329 - 221342
Fax: +44 (0) 1329 - 282959

Fleet Tourist Information Centre
The Harlington Centre, 236 Fleet Road Fleet
Hampshire, GU13 8BY
Tel: +44 (0) 1252 - 811151
Fax: +44 (0) 1252 - 812191

Fordingbridge Tourist Information Centre
Kings Yard, Salisbury Street
Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 1AB
Tel: +44 (0) 1425 654560
Fax: +44 (0)1425 654560

Gosport Tourist Information Centre
Bus Station Complex, South Street
Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1EP
Tel: +44 (0) 23 9252 2944
Fax: +44 (0)23 9251 1687

Havant Tourist Information Centre
1 Park Road South
Havant, Hampshire, PO9 1HA
Tel: +44 (0) 23 - 9248 0024
Fax: +44 (0) 23 - 9248 0024

Hayling Island Tourist Information Centre
Beachlands, Seafront
Hayling Island, Hampshire, PO11 OAG
Tel: +44 (0) 23 - 9246 7111
Fax: +44 (0) 23 - 9246 5626

Lymington Tourist Information Centre
St Barbe Museum & Visitor Centre
New Street, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 9BH
Tel: +44 (0) 1590 - 689000
Fax: +44 (0) 1590 - 673990
email: click here

Lyndhurst & New Forest Tourist Information Centre
New Forest Museum & Visitor Centre
Main Car Park, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, SO43 7NY
Tel: +44 (0) 23 - 8028 2269
Fax: +44 (0) 23 - 8028 4404
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Petersfield Tourist Information Centre
County Library, 27 The Square
Petersfield, Hampshire, GU32 3HH
Tel: +44 (0) 1730 - 268829
Fax: +44 (0) 1730 - 266679

Portsmouth (Southsea) Tourist Information Centre
Clarence Esplanade, Southsea
Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO5 3PB
Tel: +44 (0) 23 9282 6722
email: click here

Portsmouth Tourist Information Centre
The Hard, Portsmouth, PO1 3QJ
Tel: +44 (0) 23-9282 6722
Fax: +44 (0)23-9282 2693
email: click here

Ringwood Tourist Information Centre
The Furlong, Ringwood, BH24 1AZ
Tel: +44 (0) 1425 470896
Fax: +44 (0)1425 461172
email: click here

Romsey Tourist Information Centre
13 Church Street, Romsey
Hampshire, SO51 8BT
Tel: +44 (0) 1794 512987
Fax: +44 (0)1794 518981
email: click here

Rownhams Tourist Information Centre
M27 Services (Westbound)
Southampton, SO16 8AP
Tel: +44 (0) 23-8073 0345

Southampton Tourist Information Centre
9 Civic Centre Road
Southampton, SO14 7FJ
Tel: +44 (0) 23 8083 3333
Fax: +44 (0)23 8083 3381
email: click here

Winchester Tourist Information Centre
Guildhall, The Broadway
Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9LJ
Tel: +44 (0) 1962 840500
Fax: +44 (0)1962 850348
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