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Hampshire's Countryside, Travel Britain

Hampshire's Countryside covers an extensive area of stunningly attractive rural Hampshire. The area is characterised by wonderful countryside, attractive villages, bustling market towns and famous natural sites including the South Downs and the River Test.



This picturesque destination is an ideal touring base for the south of England and is less than an hour away from London. Excellent road and rail links make Hampshire's Countryside easy to reach, yet it remains a secluded alternative destination with its own treasures ideally suited to short breaks.



The varied landscape and gentle climate of the area creates a relaxed all year round location for walking and cycling with something to suit all tastes. Cycling and walking short breaks are available comprising 25 of the best cycling and walking routes in the area, along with cycling and walking friendly accommodation. For the keen cyclists there is also a series of on and off road cycling events.



Hampshire's Countryside has a wide variety of visitor attractions, to keep you entertained, including historic houses and gardens, living history museums and race tracks along with regular events. A friendly welcome awaits you at an excellent range of accommodation establishments and beautifully located country inns serving food and a variety of traditional ales. With all this choice, and entertainment a visit to Hampshire's Countryside is sure to bring a smile to your face.



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