The county of Hampshire has a wealth of things to be discovered and can offer a great range of activities and attractions for everyone to enjoy. Whether you like exploring ancient forests, having fun by the sea, visiting historic sites or strolling around beautiful gardens there is plenty to choose from.
Places to visit
From beautiful coastline to breath taking countryside, Hampshire has it all. The New Forest, Winchester and Portsmouth all make Hampshire the perfect destination for a family holiday or short break.
The New Forest
There is something for everyone in The New Forest, whether you're looking to relax, explore or just enjoy, The New Forest is the ideal location.
South Downs National Park
The South Downs National Park covers an area of over 1,600 km2 and is home to more than 110,400 people. Recognised as an area of outstanding beauty the South Downs offers amazing walks and cycle paths, as well as horse riding and traditional county pubs.
The Isle of Wight
Steeped in history with 60 miles of stunning unspoilt scenery and a wealth of attractions, the Isle of Wight has something for everyone. From historic sites to natural delights, music festivals and major national events, it is a unique holiday destination.
Winchester is a vibrant heritage destination with world class attractions and architecture including a magnificent Cathedral, award-winning pubs and restaurants and a tempting array of independent shops. This culturally rich medieval city is surrounded by idyllic Hampshire villages and the fabulous rolling countryside of the South Downs National Park.
Portsmouth is packed with things to do and is fast becoming Britain’s favourite waterfront destination with more and more to offer each year. Enjoy Portsmouth’s irresistible mix of history and heritage, shopping, lively arts and a great programme of year-round events.