Celebrating English Tourism with our Favourite Hampshire Attractions

An annual celebration of the diverse and vibrant tourism industry in the UK, Visit England spearheads an annual campaign; English Tourism Week. This year running from 15-24 March 2024.

We're proud to be part of this growing and exciting industry, at a local Hampshire level.

So we're sharing our favourite tourist spots in Hampshire...

Roger Walker, our CEO

It would have to be the New Forest for me. An hour and a half from London on the train, it's the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy the wildness of the heathlands and woodlands, that make the New Forest so magical. I grab my bike and can spend the whole day discovering new places and stopping for tea and cake at one of the villages.

David Collinson, Experience Chairman

I'm a history buff so I'm spoilt for choice when it comes to discovering times of the past here in Hampshire. Hampshire is full of intriguing history from discovering the famous Mary Rose to exploring the mysterious hidden vaults in Southampton. Winchester also has a long and interesting medieval history and The Great Hall, with the round table (that legends tells us is Arthur's round table) is not to be missed.

David crouches in front of a group of people. They're all wearing high vis jackets and hard hats. Behind them is the imposing remains of the Mary Rose.

Jane Ray, Experience Partner Liaison Officer

We have so many amazing museums dotted around Hampshire. I love Jane Austen so exploring her old lodgings in Chawton was amazing. The Winchester Science Centre is great for kids but they also do evening film nights for adults as well as star-gazing.

6 people stand on Winchester High Street looking at the Buttercross monument. The sun is shining and the tour guide is pointing to the monument explaining what it is to the other guests.Emma Downey, Chief Marketing Officer

I love Winchester. When I first moved here, the first thing I did was join a walking tour of Winchester history and I loved it. Winchester is the perfect weekend city to explore. You can do tours of Winchester College, which is fascinating. There's also Winchester Cathedral and quote a few museums dotted around. Plus plenty of lovely boutiques and small independent restaurants and coffee shops. My favourites are Open House Deli for tea and cake (and where we regularly meet for Experience Hampshire team meetings!) and I also love Bento Factory. Delicious!

Where is your favourite place to visit in Hampshire?

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