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Hampshire is full of fantastic days out for the whole family and is particularly celebrated for its countryside, heritage sites, coastline and parks.

Why go?

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Hampshire is a great destination to visit thanks to the wealth of activities and attractions on offer and the number of Hampshire hotels available to suit all budgets.

Choose to stay in the water-side city of Portsmouth or get away from it all amid the natural splendour of the New Forest. Take a step back in time in Winchester, or book hotels in Farnborough or Aldershot hotels for easy access into London.

Check out some of the following highlights to figure out where to book your ideal Hampshire hotel.

Winchester's 13th-century Great Hall and The Round Table of King Arthur is a great day out if you love medieval mythology. Explore Winchester cathedral, with Europe's longest nave and now home to Antony Gormley's Sound II statue in the Norman crypt.

Jane Austen's house in Chawton, near Alton, is where the author lived from 1809 to 1817 and wrote her six novels.

Hampshire has a host of museums and Portsmouth's specialise in militaria. The annual Armed Forces Day takes place at the National Museum of the Royal Navy at the end of June. It's a free family event suitable for all ages with no booking needed and you can meet veterans and find out about their wartime experiences first hand.

Another popular museum is the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu, which is home to the James Bond Exhibition and features cars, memorabilia and props from the Bond films, including Casino Royale. Beaulieu also has a World of Top Gear exhibit, where you can see the vehicles used in stunts and challenges.
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Where to stay?

Vibrant cities, busy market towns, beautiful coastline and a rich cultural heritage: Hampshire caters to many different types of visitors...

There's also a great selection of luxury hotels, guesthouses and bed and breakfast hotels in Hampshire to choose from, meaning visitors can find the perfect accommodation for their stay.

Take a break and stay at one of the rural hotels in Hampshire to explore some of the wildlife parks and activities in the New Forest. Walking, hiking and cycling are all popular outdoor pursuits in the area and if you book accommodation at one of the hotels near the New Forest, you can make the most of all the different activities on offer in Hampshire.

Stay in Portsmouth, the home of Henry VIII's Mary Rose, or Southampton, for plenty of attractions, great shopping and bars and restaurants on your doorstep.

You could also be checking in at one of the excellent spa hotels nestled within the glorious Hampshire countryside, or take your clubs and stay at a golf hotel. Other options include boutique hotels in places such as Winchester, and family-friendly hotels, especially around the coast and the New Forest.

Whatever you're looking for in a hotel, be sure to secure your booking as far in advance of travel as possible to get the best rates.

What to see?

Hampshire is home to a wealth of attractions spread right across the county...

Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth

This is an impressive way to look out across the harbour, Solent and as far as the Isle of Wight. The tower's 170-metre high structure incorporates three viewing decks with a glass floor, multimedia area and an open-air third deck allowing you to see for 23 miles on a clear day, with good visibility.

Paultons Theme Park in Romsey

Home to Peppa Pig World, here you'll find a delightfully dizzying collection of rides and attractions to keep the kids smiling all day.

New Forest Wildlife Park

Keep your eyes peeled as you explore the grounds of this compact but busy safari park that's home to an impressive collection of animals.

Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway

Pack up a picnic and enjoy the glorious surroundings of these magical gardens before taking one of the hourly steam train rides.

Fort Nelson

Fort Nelson (overlooking Portsmouth Harbour) is home to the Royal Armouries' collection of artillery with more than 300 guns to see.

What's on?

There's a warm welcome for visitors to Hampshire's annual events. Here are three of the most popular...

Winchester Hat Fair; July: This huge festival of fun and games has been one of the UK's leading street theatre events since 1974. It began as a busking fair where an appreciative audience would toss coins into a performer's hat - hence the “hat fair”.

Southampton Boat Show; September: Put on your best seafaring outfit and join the fun at one of the south coast's biggest maritime spectaculars.

Winchester Comedy Festival; October: Well-known comedians rub shoulders with talented newcomers at the Theatre Royal.