Places to Visit in Hampshire

Home to natural beauty and a wealth of wildlife, Hampshire is the perfect location for a motorhome holiday. Take long, leisurely walks through lush green forests or explore the region’s history and beautiful architecture.

Explore the gothic architecture of Winchester as you explore its ties to sharp-witted novelist Jane Austen. Steeped in history, Winchester is home to Iron Age forts, Civil War sites and a world-famous Cathedral. Admire the Cathedral with the longest medieval nave in Europe, home to the ancient monarchs of Wessex and Winchester. Discover the legendary King Arthur’s Round Table – a timeless legend and striking sight to behold – in one of the finest surviving medieval halls. Stroll along the water meadows and take part in a 900-year-old tradition as you request the Wayfarer’s Dole upon arrival at the porter’s lodge at The Hospital of St. Cross. Explore Winchester’s role in English history as you explore various galleries at the city’s museum.

Fall in love with the New Forest’s idyllic glades, ancient woodland, open moors, heathland and cliff top walks as you admire its timeless scenery. Escape to a world far from the monotony of daily life, where ponies, cattle, donkeys and deer roam free. Discover award-winning gardens at Exbury, or take in stunning vistas at Lepe, a nearby coastal park which boasts over a mile of coastline, wildflower meadows, pine-fringed cliffs and views across the Solent. Explore beautifully cobbled streets in wonderful New Forest towns and villages. Beaulieu – meaning ‘beautiful place’ is a New Forest village that has earned its name. Drive to this picture-perfect village located in the south-east of the forest to explore an abundance of historical buildings and local attractions. Perched on the banks of the tidal Beaulieu River, it is one of the prettiest villages in the New Forest.

Head out to Southampton Common – the largest of Southampton’s open spaces with an abundance of wildlife residing in its grasslands, ponds, woods and waterways. Delve into the great waterfront city of Portsmouth as you explore its many ships, forts and naval museums. Explore Silchester, a Roman town steeped in history. Tour the Roman City Walls and Ampitheatre as you take in some of the best-preserved Roman town defences in England. Travel to Farnham to view the impressive motte and shell keep of a castle founded in 1138 by the Bishop of Winchester. Pack a picnic to enjoy the picturesque ruins of Waverley Abbey, nestled on the banks of the River Wey. Or, set like a lakeside temple in a landscaped park, the Greek Revival style Grange at Northington for a lazy afternoon with a view.

People sitting in front of Winchester Cathedral
Winchester Cathedral
A stream running through the New Forest
New Forest
A lane in the Southampton Common
Southampton Common

What to do in Hampshire With Your Motorhome