Winchester Cathedral has its origins in the 7th century, when a Christian Church was first built on this site. Since then, it has played a fundamental part in the life of this ancient city and a significant role in the history of our nation.Begun in 1079 in the Romanesque style, this Cathedral is at the heart of Alfred's Wessex and a diocese which once stretched from London's Thames to the Channel Islands.
The iconic Spinnaker Tower stands 170 metres above Portsmouth Harbour and the Solent. Enjoy spectacular panoramic views from the viewing decks, or try your hand at abseiling if you are feeling adventurous (must be booked in advance).
Mid Hants Railway, known as the 'Watercress Line' is a heritage railway which runs 10 miles between Alresford and Alton, preserving an important piece of our 1940’s – 70’s railway heritage for this generation and many more to follow.
Best known for its fine gardens, Hinton Ampner is an elegant country house with an outstanding collection of furniture, paintings and objets d'art. The gardens are widely acknowledged to be a masterpiece of 20th century garden design with their manicured lawns and fine topiary they cleverly combine formal design with informal planting.
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is home to a number of attractions, historic ships and museums, including HMS Victory, HMS Warrior 1860, The Mary Rose and the Royal Navy Submarine Museum, amongst others.
Hampshire's biggest country park, 20 miles of trails for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. It includes Butser Hill National Nature Reserve, the highest point on the South Downs and 1,400 acres of open access woodland and downland within the East Hampshire Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Stansted Park is a friendly stately home on the South Downs overlooking the coast, within 1800 acres of ancient forest on the borders of Hampshire and Sussex. The House at the end of a two-mile beech avenue, its private chapel, splendid mansion rooms and the fully furnished servants' quarters below stairs are open to visitors from Easter to September.