Accommodation and travel ideas in Hampshire
Hampshire is a county that balances the history of places such as Winchester; the nature of the New Forest National Park and the South Downs; the modern tourist areas on the coast near Portsmouth and Southampton; and the numerous market towns such as Alton, Andover, Bishop's Waltham, Lymington, Petersfield, Ringwood, Romsey, and Whitchurch. The calm seas have made the coastal areas famous for sailing as they were historically whilst in land the hills and valleys hide picturesque towns and parish churches.
Historic places to visit in Hampshire
Hampshire's county town, Winchester, was the original capital of England before the Norman Conquest and is unsurprisingly steeped in history and has a large cathedral. The maritime history of the county is based in the most part in Portsmouth. There are many attractive towns and churches throughout the county and in particular the New Forest and South Downs.
Historic Hampshire bed and breakfasts (B&Bs) and hotel accommodation in Hampshire
The more historic hotels and bed and breakfast accommodation tends to be towards the centre of the older towns. For those that prefer quieter rural locations then there are many hotels, pubs and B&Bs in the smaller towns and villages throughout the area.