The South coast of England has some wonderfully scenic counties and Hampshire just serves to emphasize this point.
With the ports of Southampton and Portsmouth the county has a strong nautical tradition. The 'Titanic' sailed from Southampton in 1912, for instance, and is just one of many hundreds of vessels that have embarked on their journey to the United States from that very port. Portsmouth, of course, is world famous as the home port of the Royal Navy and has been for generations.
The county's products are mainly agricultural but have recently been embellished by the growth in it's chemical, pharmaceutical and electronics industries.
Hampshire covers some 1,500 square miles. It contains the natural beauty of the New Forest which encompasses 144 square miles and was a Saxon royal hunting ground.
Sons and daughters of Hampshire include Two of the world's greatest authors, Jane Austen and Charles Dickens.
Places to Visit
Beaulieu, Beaulieu, Hampshire
Highclere Castle, Newbury
Somerley, Ringwood, Hampshire
Avington Park, Winchester, Hampshire
Basing House, Basingstoke