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An A to Z guide of Hampshire

PUBLISHED: 10:59 20 June 2017 | UPDATED: 10:59 20 June 2017

Mottisfont Abbey, Hampshire by Neil Howard (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/) via flic.kr/p/dihGds

Mottisfont Abbey, Hampshire by Neil Howard (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/) via flic.kr/p/dihGds

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Join us on a journey through Hampshire and the alphabet as we look at almost everything about this beautiful county

A is for Aldershot. Known as the Home of the British Army.

B is for Boat. Ferries and cruise ships are a big part of Hampshire and UK infrastructure.

C is for Cars. The National Motor Museum in Beaulieu is one of our biggest tourist attractions.

D is for South Downs. One of two national parks in Hampshire.

E is for Exbury Gardens. If it’s colour you’re looking for, do visit Exbury Gardens.

F is for Fort Nelson. Home to the Royal Armouries collection of artillery.

G is for Go Ape. One of the best ways to explore the tree tops.

H is for Historic Dockyard. One of only three operating Royal Navy bases in the UK.

I is for Itchen Valley. Unspoilt countryside with plenty to do.

J is for Jane Austen. The writer’s home is open to the public.

K is for Kings Theatre. Over a century old and still a place to catch the best comedy, music and performances.

L is for Lepe. The country park here has barbecue areas and is great for wind and kite surfers.

M is for Mottisfont. Set in beautiful gardens near the River Test, this place is a must visit.

N is for New Forest. We’ve made it clear before how much we love this part of our county.

O is for Osborne. One of Queen Victoria’s favourite holiday spots on the Isle of Wight.

P is for Portsmouth. The first of our cities to feature on this list and home to the stunning Spinnaker Tower.

Q is for Queen Elizabeth Country Park. Perhaps the perfect place for a family day out.

R is for Racing. Thruxton Circuit is the UK’s fastest race circuit.

S is for Southampton. There’s plenty on offer in the city and it’s well and truly on the map due to Saints’ Premier League status.

T is for Test. The picturesque river that flows through our county.

U is for University. Three top universities are based here in Hampshire.

V is for Villages. There are some stunning little villages in our county.

W is for Winchester. You’ll find a nice cathedral here.

X is for… Erm. We’re a bit stuck here. Here’s a lovely picture of our county whilst we think.

Y is for Yurts. There are plenty of places to enjoy a spot of glamping in Hampshire.

Z is for Zoo. Why not stop by at Marwell?

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