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Discover Hampshire

Hampshire is filled with plenty of things for all manner of tastes. Imagine making the most of what’s on our doorstep by exploring the local scenery on foot, walking along our famous chalk stream rivers to find a welcoming country pub via the extensive Watercress Way footpath.

On a rainy day, taste your way through our bountiful county with a trip to our local market town, Alresford, just 3-miles down the road. Here, you’ll discover a wide selection of shops, including a well-stocked delicatessen featuring a fine selection of cheeses, cold cuts and other gourmet delights. Additionally, two butchers, a fishmonger, a greengrocer, as well as a high-end fashion boutique with famous sales and many retail stores to gratify any discerning shopper.

Further afield, but only 15 minutes by car, the medieval city of Winchester offers visitors a bustling high street with a range of independent stores to potter, roam and while away an afternoon. Moreover, take the opportunity to immerse yourself in the largest farmer’s market in the UK – an established foodie destination held on the second and last Sunday of every month.

We’re consistently delighted by the many treasures we find so close to home. Should you ever seek assistance to explore our surroundings, we would be more than happy to guide or inform you of any upcoming local events or new haunts we’ve recently learnt about. Below are a few of our recommended shops, restaurants, pubs, suppliers and locations in the area.

ALRESFORD

  • Mange2Deli – Delicatessen
  • Moda Rosa – High-end fashion boutique
  • Hetre – Curated shoes, handbags, clothes & accessories
  • Ragamuffin – Children’s clothes
  • Hair Art – Aveda hair salon that uses sustainable products

WINCHESTER

  • Kyoto Kitchen – Authentic Japanese cuisine
  • The Chesil Rectory – Historic English restaurant
  • High Street – Combination of brand names with small independent stores
  • The Black Boy – Traditional and quirky back street boozer

FOOD & DRINK

CULTURAL

ENTERTAINMENT

  • Thruxton Karting – One of the very best outdoor circuits in the country
  • Watercress Line – Hampshire’s only preserved steam railway
  • Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium – Hands-on interactive science and technology centre
  • Experience Hampshire offer a range of experiences from businesses and individuals in Hampshire whose offerings aren’t traditionally found on the mainstream tourist sites. For a plethora of unusual and interesting activities rooted in Hampshire have a look on their website.