An A to Z guide of everything amazing in Hampshire
- Credit: Archant
Join us on a journey through Hampshire and the alphabet as we look at almost everything about this beautiful county
A is for Aldershot. Known as the Home of the British Army.
B is for Boat. Ferries and cruise ships are a big part of Hampshire and UK infrastructure.
C is for Cars. The National Motor Museum in Beaulieu is one of our biggest tourist attractions.
D is for South Downs. One of two national parks in Hampshire.
E is for Exbury Gardens. If it’s colour you’re looking for, do visit Exbury Gardens.
F is for Fort Nelson. Home to the Royal Armouries collection of artillery.
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- 2 6 waterfall walks in Derbyshire and the Peak District
- 3 Win the full range of Bashall Spirits Gins
- 4 Seven Falls, Tintwistle - a hidden gem in the Peak District
- 5 10 great circular walks in Lancashire
- 6 12 beautiful waterfalls in Yorkshire
- 7 8 great family walks in the North West
- 8 10 of the best restaurants in Hastings
- 9 20 of the best restaurants in Hertfordshire
- 10 Country walks with summer pub gardens in the Cotswolds
G is for Go Ape. One of the best ways to explore the tree tops.
H is for Historic Dockyard. One of only three operating Royal Navy bases in the UK.
I is for Itchen Valley. Unspoilt countryside with plenty to do.
J is for Jane Austen. The writer’s home is open to the public.
K is for Kings Theatre. Over a century old and still a place to catch the best comedy, music and performances.
L is for Lepe. The country park here has barbecue areas and is great for wind and kite surfers.
M is for Mottisfont. Set in beautiful gardens near the River Test, this place is a must visit.
N is for New Forest. It's clear to see why this part of our county has made this list!
O is for Osborne. One of Queen Victoria’s favourite holiday spots on the Isle of Wight.
P is for Portsmouth. The first of our cities to feature on this list and home to the stunning Spinnaker Tower.
Q is for Queen Elizabeth Country Park. Perhaps the perfect place for a family day out.
R is for Racing. Thruxton Circuit is the UK’s fastest race circuit.
S is for Southampton. There’s plenty on offer in the city and it’s well and truly on the map due to Saints’ Premier League status.
T is for Test. The picturesque river that flows through our county.
U is for University. Three top universities are based here in Hampshire.
V is for Villages. There are some stunning little villages in our county.
W is for Winchester. You’ll find a nice cathedral here.
X is for… Erm. We’re a bit stuck here. Here’s a lovely picture of our county whilst we think.
Y is for Yurts. There are plenty of places to enjoy a spot of glamping in Hampshire.
Z is for Zoo. Why not stop by at Marwell?
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