Stately homes and gardens
Sherborne St John, near Basingstoke
Hampshire has been home to some of Britain's greatest historical and literary figures - and the houses and gardens in which they lived are open for you to enjoy.
There are grand stately homes in Hampshire such as Stansted Park set in glorious parkland, as well as the more intimate surroundings of Jane Austen's home at Chawton near Alton and the 18th century house at Houghton Lodge on the banks of the River Test, a popular TV and film location. Stratfield Saye House became the Duke of Wellington's country estate in 1817 after his victory at Waterloo, and naturalist Rev. Gilbert White's House and gardens can be visited in the charming village of Selborne.
Hampshire is also associated with some of the great names in gardening history, from the Rothschilds' azaleas, rhododendrons and camellias at Exbury to the prized collections of the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens near Romsey. Queen Eleanor's Garden at the Great Hall in Winchester is a charming re-creation of a medieval herbarium sanctuary, while The Vyne near Basingstoke offers over a thousand acres of gardens and parkland to enjoy, together with five centuries of history.
The National Trust
Hampshire is well represented in the National Trust portfolio, including Mottisfont Abbey and Gardens which is home to the National Collection of roses, Uppark with its fine restored Georgian interiors, the formal gardens at Hinton Ampner and West Green House and Garden near Hook.
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Covering an area of 400 acres, Manor Farm Country Park is a delightful mix of woodland, riverside and open space. Situated conveniently just off the junction 8 of the M27, the park is located on the banks of the picturesque river Hamble.
Paultons Family Theme Park Home of Peppa Pig World offers a great family day out with over 60 different attractions and rides included in the price!
From 1809 until 1817 Jane Austen lived in Chawton village near Alton with her mother, sister and their friend Martha Lloyd. Restored to the rural Hampshire she loved, Jane turned again to writing and it was in this house that she produced her greatest works, revising all previous drafts and writing...
Open all year. Over 42,000 plants set within a 180 acres garden paradise. Children's play features include tree house, flying carpet swing and bamboo tunnels. One of Europe’s largest Winter Gardens. Excellent restaurant. Children Free.
Go Ape Alice Holt
Days out at Go Ape are about living life more adventurously, having fun with friends and family and getting in touch with your inner Tarzan (he’s in there, we promise).
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Fourteen hundred acres of downland and woodlands situated in south east Hampshire. Waymarked trails. Programme of events and activities. Visitor Centre, shop and cafe.
Historic house and garden, home of Gilbert White, author of 'The Natural History of Selborne'. Exhibition on Frank Oates, explorer and Capt Lawrence Oates of Antarctic fame.
Ashley Heath, Ringwood
Go Ape is the UK's No.1 Forest Adventure
Come to Beaulieu in the heart of the New Forest and discover the many delights that one of the UK’s leading Tourist Attractions has to offer.
Best known for its fine garden, Hinton Ampner is an elegant country house with an outstanding collection of furniture, paintings and objets d'art.