Consistently ranked

as amongst the best places to live in the UK

Two national parks

and miles of coastline

Home to sporting stars

and the world-class Ageas Bowl

Transport links

to London and the rest of the world

Explore Hampshire

 

Hampshire has an impressive number of open spaces, magnificent country houses and stunning beaches to explore.

 

With a combination of three historic cities, two national parks and miles of coastline, Hampshire has it all. Very close to London* and with excellent transport links in and out of the county, it makes for the perfect location to live, work and enjoy.

The cities of Portsmouth and Southampton have a thriving nightlife, while the historic town of Winchester is steeped in history and personality. All our towns have a unique character and are surrounded by tranquil villages, offering a great sense of community.

For more information about Hampshire's cities, towns and villages see visit-hampshire.co.uk

 

Taste of Hampshire

Hampshire produices award-winning locally sourced food and drink; it stages the month-long Hampshire Food Festival every summer, (celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2020) and is home to celebrity chefs including James Martin and Angela Hartnett.

Hampshire is arguably the sparkling wine region of the UK, being home to leading vineyards such as Hattingley Valley and Hambledon Vineyard.

For more information about Vineyards, the best pubs, restaurants and foodie days out see visit-hampshire.co.uk/food-and-drink

 

Hampshire events

The county sees some of the most iconic; exciting and renowned events every year.

Returning to Portsmouth in June 2020, is the America’s Cup World Series, which will see world-class sailors return to the Solent for a thrilling preliminary regatta to win the oldest sporting trophy in the world. The city hosted races back in 2015 and 2016 where 250,000 people watched along Southsea seafront. Portsmouth-based INEOS TEAM UK, led by Olympic gold medallist Sir Ben Ainslie, will take part in the race for 2020.

Every September, Mayflower Park is the host of the Southampton International Boat Show – Britain’s biggest and best festival of boating which showcases a plethora of beautifully designed boats and products from over 600 global marine brands.

Every August one of the longest-running regular regattas in the world, Cowes Week returns to the Solent, attracting over 100,000 spectators.

For more information about upcoming events see visit-hampshire.co.uk

 

Where special moments are made

Sports fans are spoilt in Hampshire with the range of sporting facilities on offer, including the Ageas Bowl (home of Hampshire Cricket) which is a regular venue for international fixtures. Football fans get to choose from two premier league teams, Southampton FC (Premier League) and Portsmouth FC (League One).

For those passionate about watersports, Hampshire’s coastline is famous for sailing, for all abilities. There is an abundance of marina’s dotted along the coastline, including Ocean Village Marina in Southampton; Hamble Point Marina in Hamble and Port Solent Marina in Portsmouth.

For more information about sports and activities see visit-hampshire.co.uk

 

 

*Quickest direct rail services from Hampshire to London:

 

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