Hampshire is the perfect combination of city, coast and countryside, blessed with rural beauty, thriving culture and a wealth of history. The never-ending woodlands, cobbled paths and rustic villages make the county an exceptionally pretty one and a desired staycation destination.
Hampshire is ideally located in the South East of England and boasts great transport links making it an easy escape from the hustle and bustle of the city for an overnight stay or long weekend. With endless acres of greenery, beautiful lakes, traditional buildings and a wealth of history, it’s no wonder that it is a firm favourite for travellers on the hunt for a luxury holiday. Breathe in the crisp air, put your wellies on and discover the great outdoors.
Hampshire offers an array of quintessentially English country house hotels boasting magnificent rural surroundings and grounds with endless rolling hills and meadows to explore. From country-chic guestrooms and suites to one-of-a-kind treehouse options, guests can unwind in luxurious comfort while escaping the world.
When visiting Hampshire make sure to take advantage of its five-star spa offerings boasting top-notch treatments and a spectacular blend of indoor and outdoor facilities. Picture laying back in a bubbling hydro pool while gazing out to the surrounding forest. Heavenly, right?
Foodies in particular are going to go nuts for this British paradise of culinary excellence. With heaps of glorious untouched land, it’s no wonder produce here is seasonal and fresh. Whether you want to have your meal in a vintage barn, fine dining eatery or country pub, expect signature British dishes and organic flavours throughout.
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Whether you want to cycle, sail, trot or hike through the greenery there is plenty to see and do for adventurous families, romancing couples and nature lovers alike. Explore the New Forest national park where around 4,000 ponies, cattle and deer roam freely amongst ancient woodland. But, to truly please the little ones, a trip to Peppa Pig World is a must.
With a wild-life rich landscape, infused with different types of plants, trees, insects and birds, The New Forest National Park is hard to beat for walks, bike rides and horse riding. Enjoy panoramic views of The New Forest National Park from the open top New Forest tour bus. There are three scenic routes you can choose between and you are able to hop on and off as you please. Set your eyes on magical landscapes, beautiful lakes, rustic villages and the main attractions Exbury Gardens and the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, all in a weekend.
Good to know
- Must See: Beaulieu Abbey and village
- Best Foodie Hangout: The Pig Restaurant
- Instagram Opportunity: New Forest Ponies
- In A Word: Picturesque
Best Time To Travel
|Jan: 4°c||Feb: 4°c||Mar: 6°c|
|Apr: 8°c||May: 12°c||Jun: 14°c|
|Jul: 17°c||Aug: 17°c||Sep: 14°c|
|Oct: 11°c||Nov: 7°c||Dec: 5°c|