East Hampshire is a wonderful place to live and visit, with picturesque villages and bustling towns, easy access to vibrant coastal cities and sea-going pursuits, and mile after mile of beautiful countryside.
And with almost 4 million tourism day trips made to East Hampshire in 2014, generating a total spend in the region of £150 million, tourism is an increasingly important part of our local economy.
There is a bountiful array of attractions on offer across the area; some of which are known right across the globe, and others that remain hidden local gems.
There really is something for everyone and for every age, and their uniqueness is part of what makes this area a destination for so many people.
For information on visiting East Hampshire http://www.easthants.gov.uk/visit-east-hampshire
For the latest news on what to do across Hampshire http://www.visit-hampshire.co.uk/
The National Trust website also has details on places to visit in the area NT HAMPSHIRE
Jane Austen's House Museum http://www.jane-austens-house-museum.org.uk/
Chawton House Library http://www.chawtonhouse.org/
Petersfield Museum and Flora Twort Gallery http://www.petersfieldmuseum.co.uk/
Curtis Museum http://hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk/curtis-museum
Allen Gallery http://hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk/allen-gallery
FAMILY DAYS OUT
Mid Hants Railway 'Watercress Line' http://www.watercressline.co.uk/
Butser Ancient Farm http://www.butserancientfarm.co.uk/
Hollycombe Steam Fair http://www.hollycombe.co.uk/
Gilbert White’s House & The Oates Collection http://www.gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/
Grayshott Pottery http://grayshottpottery.com/grayshott-pottery.php
Lasham Gliding Club http://www.lashamgliding.com/
Pheonix Theatre & Arts Centre http://www.phoenixarts.co.uk/
The Festival Hall & New Savoy Cinema http://www.thefestivalhall.co.uk/
Winton Players http://www.wintonplayers.org.uk/
Petersfield Theatre Group http://www.petersfieldtheatregroup.org/
Bedales Gallery & Olivier Theatre http://www.bedales.org.uk/bedales-arts/events/gallery
THE BIG OUTDOORS
South Downs National Park http://www.southdowns.gov.uk/
Queen Elizabeth Country Park http://www3.hants.gov.uk/qecp
Alice Holt http://www.forestry.gov.uk/aliceholt
Meon Springs http://www.meonsprings.com/
Two Hoots Campsite http://www.twohootscampsite.co.uk/
East Hampshire enjoys an extraordinary literary heritage, which is brought to life brilliantly by six different walks that enable you to follow in the footsteps of our local literary stars.
The routes take you across some of the most beautiful countryside in Britain, which may help to explain why the writers came here, but also the inspiration they drew from both the landscape and people they lived among.
The pack of walks is available to buy from the Tourist Information Office in The Square, or they can be downloaded for free from the East Hampshire District Council website at http://www.easthants.gov.uk/walking
ACCOMMODATION & EATING
East Hampshire is fortunate to have a great selection of hotels, pubs and restaurants.
For details of where to stay in Hampshire: http://www.visit-hampshire.co.uk/where-to-stay
The Tourist Board's 'Great Country Pubs' website is also worth a look: http://www.greatcountrypubs.com/destinations/pubs-in-hampshire
For the latest details and reviews, take a look at Tripadvisor: TRIPADVISOR HAMPSHIRE