The Watercress Line, Alresford

Top 10 Days Out in Hampshire For Couples

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Take the time for just the two of you with our days out in Hampshire for couples, including heritage trails, country parks, pubs, lovely walks and top-quality entertainment.

The Vyne - Basingstoke

The Vyne, Hampshire

This intimate family home has a history which spans centuries. Many important people have passed through its doors, from royalty to literary greats such as Jane Austen. The gardens provide a romantic setting, perfect for a stroll. In the summer, look out for live music events too, the perfect way to spend an evening together. 

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Sir Harold Hillier Gardens - Romsey

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Hampshire

Open throughout the year, Sir Harold Hillier Gardens has a fine display of around 30,000 plants. Highlights include the Herbaceous border, 12 natural plant collections and an exciting events programme. Pre-book an afternoon tea or take along a picnic. 

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Buckler's Hard - New Forest

Buckler's Hard, Hampshire

This former shipbuilding village now houses a fascinating maritime museum, cafe and cottages. Visitors can stroll down to the Beaulieu River or enjoy a meal in The Master Builder's pub. During the summer months, there are also boat trips along the river aboard the Lazy Dayz. 

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Spinnaker Tower & Gunwharf Quays - Portsmouth

Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth, Hampshire

Soak up the views of Portsmouth Harbour and its surroundings from the top of the 170-metre-tall Spinnaker Tower. Next doors sits Gunwharf Quays, a shopping centre bursting at the seams with discounted designer goods and several waterfront restaurants. 

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Theatre Royal - Winchester

The Theatre Royal offers diverse productions of modern theatre, from plays and comedy to amateur dramatics. Located in the heart of Winchester, there are plenty of bars and restaurants nearby to complete an evening out.

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Winchester Cathedral - Winchester

Winchester Cathedral, Hampshire

A visit to Hampshire wouldn't be complete without seeing Winchester Cathedral. Dating back centuries, visitors can see its stunning interior or stroll around its pretty grounds. At Christmas time there is a bustling Christmas market and ice rink.

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Find out more about the Winchester Christmas Market

Watercress Line - Alresford

The Watercress Line, Hampshire

Choo Choo! All aboard the Watercress Line Steam Railway which runs between Alresford and Alton. A perfect day out for two, you will have plenty of time to explore these pretty market towns if you want to, or, just sit back and take in the beautiful countryside views from your carriage. 

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Gilbert White's House & Garden - Selborne

Gilbert White's House, Hampshire

Naturalist Gilbert White's house is open to visitors throughout the year. Learn about Gilbert White and the 19th century explorer Frank Oates before exploring the fabulous gardens that surround the house.

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Cycling The South Downs Way - South Downs

Cycling in Hampshire

The 100-mile-long South Downs Way stretches from Winchester to Sussex. Whether you enjoy walking or cycling, the route can be completed in stages. Along the way you will pass through pretty villages and market towns, and you'll be able to soak up the stunning scenery of the South Downs National Park.

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Find out more about the South Downs National Park

Highclere Castle & Gardens – Near Newbury

Highclere Castle is the location for hit ITV drama Downton Abbey. Open at various times of the year, visitors can purchase tickets which will allow them to explore the interior and exterior of the estate. Be aware that tickets often sell out quickly at the beginning of each season.

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