Hampshire is located on the southern coast of England. Fully forty-five percent of the ground in this region is parkland. Considered an affluent area, the high-tech industries are well-represented as employers in Hampshire county. There are two large ports. The area is also known for its three thousand miles of walking and riding trails and its red deer and wild ponies.
Whether you enjoy peaceful countryside or surfing beaches, visitors will find Hampshire to be an inviting place to vacation. This is the home of the longstanding TV series Downton Abbey and its Highclere Castle. Also worth mentioning is the fact that this area was the home of Jane Austen and Charles Dickens. There are numerous places to see that commemorate their longstanding contributions to literature.
Cricket, sailing, windsurfing and football along with motor-racing, boatshows and airshows are all popular in this region. There are also lots of places to golf, fish and ride horses. Families visiting the region may enjoy the Poulton Theme Park and the Marwell Zoo. Family destinations might also include a side trip to the Hawk Conservancy or one of the waterparks or even a friendly game of paintball. The Milestone living history museum and the Hurst castle are other places to while away a peaceful afternoon.
History lovers can see the King Arthur Round Table and visit the medieval gardens of Queen Eleanore. There is also a working silk mill in the region. The Spinnaker Tower is said to offer the best views in Britain. And, the notable backstreet Vyne pub is said to be a place where Jane Austen once danced the night away.
With lots of countryside market towns and seashore stops along the coastline, this region won’t disappoint. While visiting Hampshire be sure and see the thatched cottages in Test Valley. The National Motor Museum, the Sea City Museum and the Portchester castle are additional spots that might be of interest.
There are many places to call home when you visit Hampshire. The region boasts beautiful guesthouses, hotels, B&B’s, holiday cottages, camping and caravan sites, even restaurants with rooms. Hostels in the region can be located under that name, as well as YHA or backpackers. Some local hostels offer dorm style rooms while others offer outside pods. Check to see what amenities the hostel of your choice offers, whether there is transportation nearby, and if you need to bring your own towel.
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