a county located on the southern coast of England. Hampshire’s county town is
Winchester, which is a former capital city of England. The county covers a
total area of 1455 square miles and has an approximate population of 2 million
coastal attractions include Hayling Island Beaches, over three miles of beaches
facing The Solent including West Beachlands and Beachlands. Other attractions
include Titchfield Haven Nature Reserve, Lepe Country Park and Calshot.
is a popular tourist destination. It has inspired many poets over the years and
there is a trail of 10 poems set in stone, on metal plaques and etched in glass
to follow as visitors wander through the town. The river test runs through the
town’s centre, adding to the picturesque nature of the place.
Forest National Park is a tourist attraction for Hampshire, home to wild
ponies, the nearest city is Southampton and notable towns and villages include
Brockenhurst, Lyndhurst, Beaulieu and Fritham.
home to a number of Britain’s great historical houses. Such as Gilbert White’s
House and Gardens, located in the village of Selbourne, the house features
insights to the lives of explorers of the natural world and the gardens extend
to 20 acres.
has been home to many famous people including Henry III, who was born in
Winchester and spent his early years living there before becoming King of
England in 1216. Other famous people from Hampshire include Neil Gaiman
(author), Peter Sellers (actor/comedian) and Ken Russell (film director).