Hampshire Travel Guide

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Hampshire Highlights

  • Pro
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    LouiseTopp says…

     Great in the summer, beautiful villages 

  • Con
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    RachelChadwick says…

     Towns best avoided at night lots of bars and nightclubs with heavy drinking 

  • In a nutshell
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    Lifestyles says…

     Tree's, ponies and peace and quiet 

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Portsmouth

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292,698,42

Winchester

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186,381,34

Southampton

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89,197,68

Lymington

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60,67,12

New Forest

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44,137,0

Southampton

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70,173,26

Basingstoke

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7,11,24

Lyndhurst

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10,19,16

Gosport

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8,16,3

Romsey

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1,1,9

Silchester

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15,39,0

New Milton

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0,0,6

Beaulieu

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23,71,5

Farnborough

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8,23,11

Brockenhurst

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14,45,17

West Meon

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5,4,0

Southsea

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3,2,0

Fordingbridge

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1,0,2

Fareham

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3,3,7

Barton on Sea

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0,3,0

Southampton

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9,0,1

Aldershot

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7,14,5

Portsmouth

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  • Spinnaker Tower

    Portsmouth Things to Do

    We could not have asked for a better day. Just caught more or less the last lift at 5.30pm (surprised at the early closure – no sunset viewing except during the winter months). And what views: the Isle of Wight to the south, Southampton on the horizon to the west, Old Portsmouth and distant Selsey to the east. But it’s not just about distant views...

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  • The Clarence Hotel

    Portsmouth Hotels

    Staying here was a wonderful luxurious experience, we were greeted by Laura who poured us a...

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  • Trains from Victoria/Gatwick to...

    Portsmouth Transportation

    A train from Victoria will take you to Portsmouth Harbour in about 2 hours (and from Gatwick about 1h 40min). One way tickets may be very cheap even £5 or 10, depending on the date and time you travel . The earlier you book, the cheaper it should be. One downside with the cheap price is that there is not that much flexibility in travel times and...

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Winchester

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  • Walk besides the River Itchen,Winchester

    Winchester Things to Do

    This makes a lovely walk besides the River Itchen.At the start of the walk by the town bridge you will find a pub with outside seating,from here you can walk to Wolvesey Castle (about 15 minutes).An assortment of wildlife can be seen on the way,such as trout,moorhens and swans.

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  • Holiday Inn Winchester

    Winchester Hotels

    After a rather disasterous start with our original hotel having a wedding, so no facilities...

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  • City Mill

    Winchester Things to Do

    Rebuilt in 1743 the City Mill is a surviving example of an urban working corn mill, powered by the River Itchen, which can be seen passing under the mill. In March 2004 the National Trust undertook a restoration project and the mill resumed grinding flour. Freshly milled flour is on sale with flour making demonstrations taking place on Saturdays...

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Southampton

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Lymington

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  • Please Don't Run Over Our Otters!!

    Lymington Warnings and Dangers

    The road between Lymington town and its pier is built on an embankment which crosses the reedy marshland around the River Lymington. Where this signpost is there's a sort of "otter ladder" which allows the creatures to be able to get to the other side without having to use the road.I don't know how many of them use the off-road route but I presume...

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  • Stanwell House Hotel

    Lymington Hotels

    Stanwell House Hotel is at the higher end of the range of accomodation. It's situation on the high...

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  • Where The Quirky Shops Are

    Lymington Shopping

    Whilst Lymington has its share of National chains and major banks the majoroty of the shops and services are small, local, independents. The main shopping streets are the continuous line running through the town centre composed of St Thomas St, High St, Quay Hill and Quay Road. At the upper end of St Thomas's you'll find oddities such as the...

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New Forest

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  • The Ship-building and Smugglers' Village

    New Forest Things to Do

    Bucklers Hard (sometimes also spelled Buckler's Hard) is a tiny hamlet on the Beaulieu River. Located close to the sea, but also in the middle of the New Forest, it made for an ideal place for ship-building. Using the timber from the New Forest, often sturdy oak wood and the like, many a ship was built here, including huge parts of Admiral Nelson's...

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  • Decide in the morning what to eat at...

    New Forest Restaurants

    We stayed in Ormonde House hotel and they asked us if we wanted to have dinner there as well. We did, but were surprised when we had to decide what we wanted to eat several hourse before dinner. We also had to chose the time when we wanted to eat.In the reception area there is a blackboard on which the dishes are written which are offered that day....

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  • The New Forest Centre in Lyndhurst

    New Forest Things to Do

    This centre is the seat of the tourist information, there is a very nice shop and there is the New Forest Museum.The staff of the tourist information had helped me before we arrived there. I needed information brochures, books and a dvd, and they advised me. The shop is one of these shops where I could easily spend hundreds of pounds. Apart from...

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Southampton

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Basingstoke

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  • The Milestones Museum

    Basingstoke Things to Do

    As the head office of the AA is in Basingstoke, the Milestones Musem is primarily a museum of transport but is nicely done,a bit like the the large museum in York. Plenty to see and great on a rainy afternoon. With a bowling complex, swimming pool, ice rink and cinema right next door, you can park & spend a whole day there.

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  • The Elvetham

    Basingstoke Hotels

    Fleet Rd, Hartley Wintney, RG27 8AR, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • The best thing about basingstoke

    Basingstoke Favorites

    Basingstoke has excellent access to the M3 motorway. Basingstoke is 50 miles from london and close to reading, winchester, southampton are just a short drive. The best thing about basingstoke is that you can get somewhere else easily from there and you'll want to as well.

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Lyndhurst

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  • History of Lyndhurst

    Lyndhurst Favorites

    The name Lyndhurst (Lindhyrst), dates back to Saxon times, and means ‘lime wood’, although nowadays Lyndhurst has few lime trees. Close to Lyndhurst at Matley Heath, mounds of Bronze Age round barrows can be seen and at Pondhead, near Matley, Roman coins have been excavated.

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  • Lime Wood Hotel

    Lyndhurst Hotels

    Beaulieu Road, Lyndhurst, SO43 7FZ, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • The New Forest

    Lyndhurst Things to Do

    Lyndhurst is at the centre of the New Forest a former royal hunting area, it was created in 1079 by William I (known as William the Conqueror) as a hunting area, principally of deer. Today the New Forest is made up of heaths, bogs, Ancient & Ornamental woodlands, and its most well-known inhabitants, the New Forest ponies.May 2011

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Gosport

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  • Fort Brockhurst

    Gosport Things to Do

    One of a number of forts built in the 1860s to protect Portsmouth and its vital harbour. Largely unaltered, the parade ground, gun ramps and moated keep can all be viewed. The fort currently stores a treasure trove of objects from English Heritage’s extensive reserve collections. Objects on display have been excavated from sites in the South East...

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  • The Old Lodge Hotel

    Gosport Hotels

    81 The Avenue, Gosport, PO12 2JX, GB

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • The nearest Railway Stations.

    Gosport Transportation

    The nearest railway stations are:1) Fareham, and then get a bus to Gosport.or..2) Portsmouth Harbour, and then catch the ferry to Gosport. The ferry terminal is adjacent to Portsmouth Harbour station and is the easiest option to get to Gosport.History:Gosport HAD a railway station that was a branchline off from Fareham station but the line and...

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Romsey

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  • Broadlands

    Romsey Things to Do

    Broadlands was the home of Lord Louis Mountbatten. It is not a huge palace like Blenheim or other places like that, but is large and ornate nevertheless. It is also set in gentle, grassy and wooded grounds on the edge of Romsey.

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  • Mortimer Arms Hotel

    Romsey Hotels

    Romsey Road, Romsey, SO51 6AF, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

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Silchester

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  • A decent country pub.

    Silchester Things to Do

    If you're a bit tired and thirsty after a day tramping round the ruins of the Roman town, and feel in need of some refreshment, you oculd do a lot worse than pop into the Calleva Arms, a wonderful country pub facing the village green right in the middle of the village. I stopped for a pint in the evening (be aware that the pub closes in the...

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  • A wonderful historic Church.

    Silchester Things to Do

    Actually within the old Roman Town walls of Calleva Atrebatum (modern day Silchester) lies the wonderful old Church of St. Mary the Virgin. The first thing that surprised (and delighted) me wa that, although no-one was about, the Church was actually open. I know this might sound like an odd thing to say but, due to vandalism and theft, so many...

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  • Better plan ahead.

    Silchester Transportation

    Public transport to Silchester is, to say the least, a bit sketchy, and it pays to plan ahead or else you could face a long wait, or even no bus at all. I had travelled to Reading by train and caught the 143 bus. Even on a weekday this service only runs seven buses a day which call at the village. Alternatively the 44A runs from Basingstoke. Be...

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Beaulieu

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Farnborough

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  • Best Food In Farnborough

    Farnborough Restaurants

    The food is pan-european comfort food, with a lot of locally sourced produce.The reatsurant is brand new and looks over Farnborough airfield.They have fantastic pictures up of old movie stars on the walls and a beautiful bar with sofas by the fire for pre and post dinner drinks. The food was beautiful, I had cornish lamb and my husband had sea bass...

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  • Aviator Hotel

    Farnborough Hotels

    I stayed at the new 4* hotel in Farnborough and it was absolutely beautiful. The views of the...

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  • Christmas

    Farnborough Local Customs

    It was the 24th of Novembre. There was already advertisement for Christmas.Christmas market and celebration early december...(Notice the man in the tree busy hanging advertisement)

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Brockenhurst

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  • Food at its best.

    Brockenhurst Restaurants

    With the New Forest on its doorstep and situated in a lovely peaceful location,a visit to The Pig Hotel is well worth while.From here you can take some pleasant walks and cycle rides,bikes available for hire in the village. The lunch we had here was first rate with very friendly staff,who welcomed us as soon as we arrived,service at lunch was also...

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  • Cottage Lodge

    Brockenhurst Hotels

    Sway Road, (formerly The Cottage Hotel), Brockenhurst, SO42 7SH, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Watch your speed in the New Forest!

    Brockenhurst Warnings and Dangers

    When driving in the New Forest please watch your speed, maximum speed through the forest is 40 mph.Every year many animals are killed due to inconsiderate drivers.Be especially careful at night when animals can appear from nowhere.

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