Why Hampshire?

Hampshire offers a huge variety of activities and attractions for all, ranging from unique wildlife attractions to theme parks to cathedrals rich in heritage to brilliant walking and cycling trails and much more!


Hampshire is full of heritage including Winchester, an extremely historic city as it was the former capital city of England. Winchester is also home to one of England’s largest Cathedrals, Winchester Cathedral, which we strongly recommend you to visit. It is open for tours and visits to the library and gallery. However, the heritage doesn’t stop here, it’s just the beginning!

Hampshire also hosts the Grange at Northington, which reflects the style of the Greek revival in England. Alternatively, you can visit the ruins of a 13th century abbey, Titchfield Abbey, which was later converted into a Tudor mansion and is a great see. The church was rebuilt as a grand turreted gatehouse. Come and see for yourself the endless heritage Hampshire has to offer.

Wildlife Attractions

Hampshire is home to fantastic wildlife attractions such as The Reptile Centre, Blue Reef Aquarium, Deer Sanctuary but perhaps it's most famous attraction is the Hawk Conservancy.

There are over 150 birds of prey on view at the Hawk Conservancy, which is set in 22 acres of woodland and wildflower meadow. No matter what interests you with wildlife, Hampshire offers a great day out for all.

Walking and Cycling Trails

Explore Hampshire at its best, taking in the wonderful landscape and countryside, discovering Hampshire's 3,000 miles of footpaths, bridleways and byways. Hampshire covers stunning scenery with a beautiful coastline meeting endless hills and valleys, surrounded by ancient woodlands equating to stunning walks and cycling trails, available to do both on your own and with as a guided tour.

(Photo: ©VisitEngland/Luke Rogers)