Life in Hampshire
As you’ll probably be aware, we’re based in Hampshire. It’s no coincidence that we should work from here, since we think it’s one of the best locations in the UK.
If you’ve never visited this beautiful county, then you’re really missing out! We thought it might be nice to offer a little guide to some of the great places to visit:
We’re based just outside the County Town of Winchester, so we may be a little biased, but we happen to think that this is one of the finest cities in England. A fair few kings have held that same opinion over the years too!
Associated with Alfred the Great, William the Conqueror and Henry VIII, it can sometimes feel like you are walking in the footsteps of historical giants. Although some parts of the city certainly retain an old-style charm, it would be wrong to suggest that the city lives in the past.
With a large number of great pubs, some fantastic restaurants and plenty of great walks nearby, there’s plenty to recommend when it comes to Winchester.
The New Forest
Down in the South West corner of the county is the New Forest, which is now a National Park. You may well already be aware of what’s on offer in this beautiful part of southern England. It can be busy during peak holiday months, but it’s often possible to find yourself a quiet spot.
We think it’s best to arrive early, to abandon the car and to make the most of the wonderful walks.
One of the two main cities in Hampshire (together with Southampton), Portsmouth is a city that will forever be linked with the Royal Navy. That presence remains to this day, but the Maritime Museum here provides links with the past. You’ll have the opportunity to see the Mary Rose, as well as Nelson’s flagship, HMS Victory.
Portsmouth has a modern centre, but some parts of the city haven’t changed so much since the days when Charles Dickens would have walked these streets.
As with Portsmouth, it often seems that Southampton has been made famous over the years by various forms of transport. The Titanic departed from the port at Southampton, which is today home to many of the world’s greatest cruise liners.
The first Spitfire also flew from close to Southampton and the Aviation Museum is a great reminder of the pioneering days of aviation.
Little more than a single main street, Stockbridge may not seem like the most obvious of places to feature on such a list. Other than being a pleasant place to spend a Sunday afternoon, it also boasts an incredible number of fantastic, independent food shops.
If you want to escape the supermarkets, then Stockbridge is a great place to head.
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