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UK Holiday Guide - Hampshire in England

Holiday Guide to Accommodation and Attractions in Hampshire

Hampshire is a county on the south coast of England. The county borders Dorset, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Surrey and West Sussex. The county town is Winchester and includes the cities of Portsmouth and Southampton, Christchurch and Bournemouth.

Hampshire is a popular holiday area, with tourist attractions including its many seaside resorts, the maritime area in Portsmouth, and the motor museum at Beaulieu. The New Forest National Park lies within the borders, as does a large area of the South Downs, which is also scheduled to become a National Park. Hampshire has a long maritime history and two of England's largest ports lie on its coast. The county is famed as home of the writer Jane Austen, and Charles Dickens was born in the county

Some of the main attractions of the county include

Beaulieu Abbey
Broadlands
D-Day museum
Exbury Gardens & House
HMS Victory
Itchen Valley Country Park
Lepe Country Park
Marwell Zoo
Mary Rose
Mid-Hants Watercress Railway
Mottisfont Abbey
Netley Abbey
New Forest
Portchester Castle
Portsdown Hill
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Queen Elizabeth Country Park
Romsey Abbey
Royal Armouries Museum
Royal Victoria Country Park
Silchester Roman Town
Southsea Castle
Spinnaker Tower
Staunton Country Park
Stratfield Saye House
The Vyne

Other useful links in Hampshire

Hampshire County Council
Visit Hampshire
Southampton Online
Visit Southampton
Portsmouth City Council
Visit Portsmouth
Visit Winchester
Christchurch Tourism
Bournemouth

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