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Ranked #1 of 267 attractions in Hampshire
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
Owner description: The Hawk Conservancy Trust is a conservation charity and award winning visitor centre that operates in the fields of... more » Owner description: The Hawk Conservancy Trust is a conservation charity and award winning visitor centre that operates in the fields of conservation, education, rehabilitation and research of birds of prey. Set in 22 acres of woodland and wildflower meadow, there are over 150 birds of prey on view, from the tiny Pygmy Owl to the impressive Steller's Sea Eagles! Many of these birds are involved in the spectacular daily flying demonstrations, whilst others are part of important breeding or environmental enrichment projects. Every visitor can hold a British bird of prey and there are extra activities during weekends and school holidays for the younger visitors. « less
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Ranked #2 of 267 attractions in Hampshire
Owner description: Mr Spokes' New Forest Cycle Hire is located at 'The Gateway to the New Forest', Ashurst; boasting miles of cycle routes right... more » Owner description: Mr Spokes' New Forest Cycle Hire is located at 'The Gateway to the New Forest', Ashurst; boasting miles of cycle routes right on our doorstep and a new fleet of Giant Mountain Bikes, suitable for all ages and abilities. With 10 routes to choose from, varying from 6 miles to 30 miles, there is a bike ride or day out in the New Forest to suit everyone. Come and join us. You'll have fun! « less
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New Forest (Lyndhurst)
Ranked #3 of 267 attractions in Hampshire
Category: Forests; National Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #4 of 267 attractions in Hampshire
Owner description: Cycle from a beautiful New Forest Village location with free parking! The perfect base for Cycling, one of the most popular... more » Owner description: Cycle from a beautiful New Forest Village location with free parking! The perfect base for Cycling, one of the most popular New Forest activities! We are the acclaimed New Forest Cycle Hire, Cycle Sales and Cycle Repairs Centre, located in the unspoilt and beautiful village of Burley, in the heart of the New Forest and close to the trails. Our energetic and friendly trained staff are here to help you enjoy your cycling adventure, with rides for all ages and abilities.New Forest Electric Bike Hire. OPEN 7 DAYS ALL YEAR ROUND - FREE PARKING NEARBY - ONLINE BOOKING « less
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Ranked #5 of 267 attractions in Hampshire
Category: Historic Sites; Military Bases/ Facilities; History Museums; Military Museums; Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Specialty Museums; Cultural
Owner description: Featuring the NEW Mary Rose Museum and world famous ships HMS Victory and HMS Warrior 1860. Plus NEW for April 2014, HMS... more » Owner description: Featuring the NEW Mary Rose Museum and world famous ships HMS Victory and HMS Warrior 1860. Plus NEW for April 2014, HMS Alliance, the only remaining WW2 era British ocean going submarine.Also including the National Museum Royal Navy Portsmouth, Action Stations and Harbour Tours, there's plenty to see and do. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is a great day out for all the family. Situated within a working Naval Base, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is the only place in the world to see the Royal Navy past, present and future - a must see for anyone visiting the south of England. « less
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HMS Warrior 1860 (Portsmouth)
Ranked #6 of 267 attractions in Hampshire
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Insight Activities (Fordingbridge)
Ranked #7 of 267 attractions in Hampshire
Owner description: Insight Activities are a specialist outdoor activities company which provides high quality, educational and fun ways to... more » Owner description: Insight Activities are a specialist outdoor activities company which provides high quality, educational and fun ways to explore, connect and engage with the New Forest and surrounds. We pride ourselves on offering something different and inspiring for all ages from ages 5 years to 105 years! We offer the following activities: Archery; Axe Throwing; Snake Walks; and Bat Walks. « less
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Ranked #8 of 267 attractions in Hampshire
Category: ; Ships; Museums
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HMS Victory (Portsmouth)
Ranked #9 of 267 attractions in Hampshire
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Romsey Abbey (Romsey)
Ranked #10 of 267 attractions in Hampshire
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
Owner description: The little market town of Romsey features a rare and intact medieval hall house that was part of Romsey Abbey (circa 1120... more » Owner description: The little market town of Romsey features a rare and intact medieval hall house that was part of Romsey Abbey (circa 1120 AD,) and which today serves as the center for Anglican worship and civic events. « less
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Ranked #11 of 267 attractions in Hampshire
Category: Military Museums; Museums
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Ranked #12 of 267 attractions in Hampshire
Category: Museums
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Ranked #13 of 267 attractions in Hampshire
Category: Historic Sites; Specialty Museums; Cultural
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Ranked #14 of 267 attractions in Hampshire
Category: Forests; Parks; Outdoors
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Winchester Cathedral (Winchester)
Ranked #15 of 267 attractions in Hampshire
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural
Owner description: One of England's largest cathedrals is open for tours along with visits to the library and Triforium Gallery, which contains... more » Owner description: One of England's largest cathedrals is open for tours along with visits to the library and Triforium Gallery, which contains an extensive collection of books, including the Winchester Bible. « less
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Hospital of St Cross (Winchester)
Ranked #16 of 267 attractions in Hampshire
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #17 of 267 attractions in Hampshire
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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SS Shieldhall (Southampton)
Ranked #18 of 267 attractions in Hampshire
Category: Ships; Cultural
Owner description: The Steamship Shieldhall is the largest working steam ship in Britain. A member of the National Historic Fleet she serves as... more » Owner description: The Steamship Shieldhall is the largest working steam ship in Britain. A member of the National Historic Fleet she serves as a sea going tribute to Britain's maritime heritage. As a passenger you too can experience the golden age of steam by booking on an excursion or visiting her in Southampton. « less
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The Brook (Southampton)
Ranked #19 of 267 attractions in Hampshire
The Best Live Music in The South
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Mayflower Theatre (Southampton)
Ranked #20 of 267 attractions in Hampshire
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The Square Tower (Portsmouth)
Ranked #21 of 267 attractions in Hampshire
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks

The Square Tower at Old Portsmouth, was built during the reign of HenryVII in 1494. It was originally part of the sea defences of the expanding naval port city of Portsmouth. The... more »

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Furzey Gardens (Minstead)
Ranked #22 of 267 attractions in Hampshire
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
Owner description: Located in Minstead, Hampshire, in the heart of New Forest yet just off the end of the M27, this informal 10 acre woodland... more » Owner description: Located in Minstead, Hampshire, in the heart of New Forest yet just off the end of the M27, this informal 10 acre woodland garden contains an extensive collection of rare and beautiful plants from around the world. In the spring, banks of Azaleas and Rhododendrons dazzle with colour, secret paths lead through drifts of primulas and bulbs to quiet glades, while viewing areas provide outlooks over the New Forest. Flowering shrubs and trees continue the interest through the summer with a blaze of autumn colour at the end of the year.In the water garden flowering and foliage plants thrive both in and out of the lake, enhanced by a collection of conifers.Our award winning Chelsea Garden has been wonderfully recreated overlooking the lake after winning GOLD at RHS Chelsea in 2012.The waterfall leads into our reinstated water meadow.The gardens are wonderful for children. The shady play area has play houses, swing and even a "dry docked" play boat. There are plenty of places to picnic and play hide and seek. The gardens also hold a secret, there are over 30 tiny fairy doors hidden throughout the garden. Our wildflower meadow and cottage garden are great for spotting wildlife and you can take a step back in time when you enter our historic Furzey cottage. Delicious locally made cakes and sandwiches are available in the Gallery Gift and Coffee Shop, which has plenty of seating inside, comfortable sofas upstairs and a pretty outside terrace overlooking the gardens. Browse the Gallery Gift and Coffee Shop which showcases and sells a variety of local art, crafts and gifts including work undertaken by the students from the Minstead Training Trust. Those visitors who like to go home with a souvenir of the leafy variety will enjoy looking around our plant sales area where plants are very competitively priced. The Gardens are open all year round, and the Gallery Gift and Coffee Shop is open from the beginning of March to the end of October 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm (last orders at 4.15pm). The Gallery Gift and Coffee Shop is free to enter and browse and enjoy a coffee, cake or light refreshment. Entry to the Gardens is by a set minimum donation, please pay in the Gallery Gift and Coffee Shop. When the Gallery Gift and Coffee shop is closed please place donations in the box provided. The entry donation goes towards the upkeep of the gardens and to the work of the Charity in providing opportunities for adults with learning disabilities. « less
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Ranked #23 of 267 attractions in Hampshire
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Parks; Amusement/ Theme Parks; Outdoors
Owner description: Paultons Park - home of Peppa Pig World is a family theme park located in the New Forest National Park in Hampshire, with... more » Owner description: Paultons Park - home of Peppa Pig World is a family theme park located in the New Forest National Park in Hampshire, with over 60 rides and attractions. Now open - a world first and UK exclusive, Peppa Pig World has 7 rides & attractions including, Peppa's Big Balloon Ride, George's Dinosaur Adventure an indoor soft play zone. Other rides and attractions at Paultons include the Edge and Cobra roller coasters, the Water Kingdom splash park, adventure golf, Land of the Dinosaurs, The Raging River Ride and many smaller rides for young children. « less
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Ranked #24 of 267 attractions in Hampshire
Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Historic Walking Areas; Ferries/ Boats; Hiking Trails; Cultural
Owner description: Starting from Milford-on-Sea, this is a two-mile walk alongthe coast, ending at Hurst Castle, an ancient monument open year... more » Owner description: Starting from Milford-on-Sea, this is a two-mile walk alongthe coast, ending at Hurst Castle, an ancient monument open year 'round, with a cafe. A ferry runs from the village of Keyhaven from Easter through summer months. « less
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Ranked #25 of 267 attractions in Hampshire
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: This museum is housed in a charming red-brick 17th-century building that was home to Jane Austen and her family from 1809 to... more » Owner description: This museum is housed in a charming red-brick 17th-century building that was home to Jane Austen and her family from 1809 to 1817, and the site where she wrote some of her popular novels. « less
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Ranked #26 of 267 attractions in Hampshire
Category: ; Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: In the heart of the glorious New Forest, Beaulieu is one of the South's top visitor attractions. Here you will find the... more » Owner description: In the heart of the glorious New Forest, Beaulieu is one of the South's top visitor attractions. Here you will find the National Motor Museum, home to over 250 vehicles telling the history of motoring. You can also visit Palace House and Gardens, home of the Montagu family since 1538, the remains of Beaulieu Abbey and World of Top Gear where you can see some of the vehicles from Jeremey, James and Richard's most ambitious challenges. Ride on the high level Monorail or climb aboard the replica 1912 open top London bus for a fun way to see Beaulieu's sights. « less
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Solent Sky Museum (Southampton)
Ranked #27 of 267 attractions in Hampshire
Category: Military Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: Solent Sky Museum showcases the history of aviation in Southampton - Spitfire City - and the surrounding Solent... more » Owner description: Solent Sky Museum showcases the history of aviation in Southampton - Spitfire City - and the surrounding Solent area.Geographically this was the most important area in the country, perhaps the world, for aircraft experimental and development work between 1908 and the late 1960s. 26 aircraft companies set up shop in the area, and many of the world’s greatest aircraft, including the legendary Spitfire, first took to the air in the skies over Southampton.We have 18 complete airframes, including a Supermarine Spitfire and Supermarine S6a (N248), and also 4 cockpit sections. We also have a comprehensive collection of aero-engines.Our mighty Sandringham Flying Boat was originally built as a Short Sunderland in 1943, and converted to a passenger aircraft after the war. Visitors are welcome to board the aircraft to sample the luxury of air travel in the romantic era of the great flying boats, and guided tours of the flight deck are also available.Kids (and big kids) can also imagine what it would be like to fly a jet fighter while sat in the cockpits of our Supermarine Swift and Harrier Jump Jet. Our new Schneider Trophy Exhibition is now open, with its record-breaking centrepiece the S6a. Video stock footage of these legendary races and artefacts from the time illustrate the drama and romance of the fastest race in history. « less
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Ranked #28 of 267 attractions in Hampshire
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Cultural
Owner description: This historic village offers many interesting attractions including the Palace House, formerly a 14th-century Great... more » Owner description: This historic village offers many interesting attractions including the Palace House, formerly a 14th-century Great Gatehouse, and Beaulieu Abbey, founded in 1204 by Cistercian monks. « less
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Mottisfont Abbey (Mottisfont)
Ranked #29 of 267 attractions in Hampshire
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
Owner description: A romantic house and gallery set in beautiful riverside gardens. Ancient trees, bubbling brooks and rolling lawns frame this... more » Owner description: A romantic house and gallery set in beautiful riverside gardens. Ancient trees, bubbling brooks and rolling lawns frame this lovely old house. Crafted from a medieval priory, it is full of surprises, with art that intrigues and delights. Come back throughout the year to see different exhibitions in the gallery and the latest installations by our artists in residence. Carpets of spring bulbs, a stunning walled rose garden, rich autumn leaves and a colourful winter garden make Mottisfont a feast for the senses all year round. « less
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Ranked #30 of 267 attractions in Hampshire
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