Things to do in and around Stockbridge

Stockbridge, Hampshire, England

Lying in the heart of Test Valley, Stockbridge's picturesque High Street reflects its early role as part of a drovers road where it was common to see herds of cattle or flocks of sheep being driven through the town en route from Wales.

The town has a long and varied history and has inspired many poets over the years. You'll find a trail of 10 poems, set in stone, metal plaques and etched glass, for you to follow as you wander through the town centre, discovering its treasures.

This ancient market town has an abundance of independent specialist shops including tea rooms, pubs and restaurants, many serving local produce, as well as art galleries, craft and gift shops, clothing specialists, a delicatessen and a traditional butchers.

It's also a great base from which to try out some of our experiences including these 3 activities:

Check out this article from the Guardian newspaper in 2022 which lists Stockbridge as having one of England's 'best independent high streets' - click here

Are you visiting and looking for good advice on the Stockbridge area from local people? Drop us an email to with any questions that you might have and we will do our best to help

If you are looking for accommodation in Stockbridge then we can recommend the Greyhound of the Test

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