From the proud naval history of England’s south coast, to the heritage of its cities, there’s a rich and diverse past to explore in Hampshire. Historic and quaint Winchester, famed for its medieval cathedral, is the county town; easily reached along the south coast are the vibrant cities of Southampton and Portsmouth. Hampshire is also blessed with stunning rural landscapes, with its rolling chalk downs and ancient woodland, and tucked away within this verdant countryside are fascinating heritage attractions. The New Forest is the perfect place to take some time out from the hustle and bustle of daily life, with the added delight of its famous ponies and donkeys lining the roadside.
“The whole group enjoyed our trip to Hampshire, where we took in Highclere Castle, Portsmouth Historical Dockyards and Exbury Gardens & Railway, our coach company was excellent as always. It was another successful trip and we extend our thanks to Tony and the Success team on making this another memorable holiday.” – Alan, Group Organiser
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This historic shipbuilding village is situated in the heart of the New Forest on the banks of the pretty River Beaulieu. The reconstructed village dates back to the 18th century, and you can discover more about its maritime heritage in the museum. A tranquil river cruise gives a lovely perspective.
You’ll be captivated by the heavenly contrast of colours that the New Forest offers, from the purple hues of the wild heathland, to the verdant emerald of the lush woodland. You’ll enjoy spotting the free-roaming ponies, donkeys and cows amongst the landscape. There are plenty of pretty towns and villages to explore throughout the glorious countryside which extends all the way to the scenic south coast.
A handsome, ancient city with strong regal links including the reigns of Alfred the Great, William the Conqueror, and King Arthur of the Round Table. Soak up the superb Elizabethan and Regency architecture that lines the charming cobbled streets and take in the splendour of the Gothic cathedral, which is one of the largest in Europe.
This railway route is often referred to as the ‘Watercress Line’ due to its history of transporting watercress from the beds in Alresford all the way to London. Take a relaxing journey on this beautifully restored steam train running through 10 miles of stunning scenery, enjoying the excitement of this nostalgic mode of transport.
The Hospital of St Cross in Winchester is one of the oldest and best preserved almshouses in England. Situated on the banks of the River Itchen, it is a Grade-I listed building dating back to medieval times.
Originally an abbey, this 18th century National Trust house is set in beautiful grounds and gardens. The house is a must-see for art enthusiasts, containing an exquisite drawing-room painted by Rex Whistler and a permanent 20th century art exhibition in the gallery. Amongst the romantic gardens that showcase year-round beauty and colour, the world-famous rose collection is not to be missed.
Visit the striking distillery at Laverstoke Mill and discover the exotic botanicals that create the taste of this distinctive gin.
Hand picked destinations
Glorious Dorset makes for the perfect British holiday destination. Defined by the craggy and ancient Jurassic coastline and its unspoilt rural landscapes, Dorset is also home to pretty seaside towns, dreamy coves and quirky sights.
The forces of nature that formed Britain’s first National Park can be witnessed in the beautiful ridges and dales of Derbyshire’s Peak District, renowned for its inspiring landscapes, stunning manor houses and rich industrial heritage.
The northernmost county in England, this wild and rugged region has a proud heritage. Crowned with captivating castles, sweeping moorland and friendly market towns, it’s an unmissable destination.