Be a tourist in East Hampshire

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

 

MUSEUMS

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/

Birdworld http://birdworld.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/

  

THEATRE

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

 

 

 

 

News

Column in Petersfield Post focuses on tourism

The theme for Damian's column this month in the Petersfield Post honours the literary heritge of East Hampshire, with details of six published walks that enable people to follow in the footsteps of the famous writers who visited and lived in the District.

Tourism in East Hampshire

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.