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Go Ape Southampton

Go Ape Southampton, Allington Lane, Southampton, UK

Go Ape Moors Valley

Go Ape Moors Valley, Moors Valley Country Park & Forest, Horton Road, Ashley Heath, Ringwood, UK

Winchester Science Centre

Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium, Telegraph Way, Winchester, UK

New Forest Activities

New Forest Activities, Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42 7WA, UK

Liberty’s Falconry – Owl, Raptor and Reptile Centre

Liberty's Owl, Raptor & Reptile Centre, Crow Lane, Ringwood, UK

Insight Activities

Insight Activities (New Forest), Fordingbridge, UK

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Victory Gate, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth PO1 3LJ, UK

Hovercraft Flight Return Transfer to the Isle of Wight

Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, Portsmouth, Southsea PO5 3AD

Winchester Cathedral

9 The Cl, Winchester SO23 9LS, UK

Chichester Cathedral

Cathedral, Chichester PO19 1QG, UK

Portsmouth Cathedral

Portsmouth Cathedral, High Street, Old Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK

Lymington Sea Water Baths

Bath Road, Lymington SO41 3SE, UK

Stoked Watersports

Stoked Watersports, Lifeboat Lane, Gosport, UK

The Adventure Barn

The Adventure Barn, Hurst Lane, Winchester, UK

Play Shack

Play Shack, Shamblehurst Lane South, Southampton, UK

Funland

Funland Amusement Parks, Hayling Island, UK

Liberty’s Falconry

Liberty's Owl, Raptor & Reptile Centre, Crow Lane, Ringwood, UK

Marwell Zoo

Marwell Zoo, Thompson's Lane, Colden Common, Winchester, UK

Mid Hants Railway

Mid Hants Railway 'Watercress Line', New Alresford, United Kingdom

The Vyne

The Vyne, Vyne Road, Sherborne Saint John, Basingstoke, UK

Hollycombe Working Steam Museum

Hollycombe Steam in the Country, Liphook, UK

Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum

Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum, Swanwick Lane, Swanwick, Southampton, UK

Information about Hampshire

Embraced by the landscapes of South East England, Hampshire emerges as a county of diverse landscapes, historic significance, and a multitude of activities that make it a captivating destination for residents and visitors alike. This picturesque region, boasting both coastal charm and inland beauty, invites exploration through its rich history, cultural offerings, and an abundance of recreational pursuits.

The county’s bustling urban hub, Southampton, stands proudly on the scenic shores of the Solent. As a major port city, Southampton’s maritime heritage is woven into its very fabric. The SeaCity Museum takes visitors on a journey through the city’s maritime past, while the Tudor House and Garden provides a glimpse into Southampton’s historical evolution. The city’s vibrant Westquay Shopping Centre caters to those seeking retail therapy, ensuring a dynamic blend of history and modernity.

Hampshire’s county town, Winchester, holds a distinct place in English history. The stunning Winchester Cathedral, a masterpiece of medieval architecture, stands as a testament to the county’s rich cultural heritage. The Great Hall, home to the legendary Round Table of King Arthur, adds a touch of myth and legend to the city’s allure.

The New Forest, a national park in Hampshire, offers a sanctuary for nature lovers. With its ancient woodlands, heathlands, and picturesque villages, the New Forest is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Visitors can explore the park on foot, by bicycle, or even on horseback, immersing themselves in the tranquility of nature.

For those seeking coastal experiences, Hampshire boasts a stretch of the Solent coastline dotted with charming towns such as Lymington and Milford on Sea. The seaside resort of Southsea in Portsmouth offers sandy beaches, a vibrant pier, and the historic South Parade Pier, providing a perfect backdrop for leisurely strolls and seaside enjoyment.

Historic landmarks are aplenty in Hampshire, with the majestic Osborne House on the Isle of Wight, Queen Victoria’s seaside residence, and the medieval fortress of Portchester Castle. The Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth showcases the remains of Henry VIII’s flagship, bringing maritime history to life.

Hampshire’s cultural scene thrives in theaters, art galleries, and music venues. The Mayflower Theatre in Southampton hosts a variety of performances, while the city’s Cultural Quarter is a hub for arts and entertainment. Festivals and events, such as the Winchester Festival and the Southampton Boat Show, add vibrancy to the county’s cultural calendar.

With a plethora of activities ranging from historical exploration and outdoor adventures to cultural indulgences and seaside escapades, Hampshire ensures that there are plenty of things to do for every kind of adventurer. This county, with its diverse offerings and timeless charm, beckons those seeking an immersive experience in the heart of the South of England.

 

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