Visiting Hampshire you are spoiled for choice. If you’re looking for a relaxing holiday with great attractions, beautiful scenery, stunning coastline, excellent shops, lively markets and fine food, visit Hampshire for a great day out.

See the legendary King Arthur’s Round Table, go on board Nelson’s flagship, or relive the tragic story of Titanic - there are lots of things to do in Hampshire.

The county's acres of beautiful scenery are a delight for nature lovers and if it’s coastline, castles or cannons you're after, our beaches and heritage sites are second to none.

From award-winning country parks and independent shopping in historic market towns to cosy pubs serving delicious local produce, a short break in rural Hampshire will leave you feeling refreshed.

There are a number of attractive walks around Barton Stacey, each giving an opportunity to appreciate the character of the area. For almost any walk, a good map of the area will be useful. Try the Ordnance Survey Explorer Series map number 144 (Basingstoke). A 4.5 mile walk along the River Dever is accessible starting from the Swan Inn.

Winchester

 

Winchester is crammed with hidden treasures just waiting to be explored.

Explore the medieval streets of Winchester and admire the history of Winchester Cathedral and Wolvesey Castle before strolling along the River Itchen to The Hospital of St Cross. Why not end your day with an evening of comedy, theatre, ballet or opera at one of Winchester's entertainment venues in the cultural quarter of the city.

Firmly established as a foodie destination, make sure you visit the largest Farmers' Market in the UK or indulge in a pub lunch and sit beside a roaring log fire.

You'll find something to suit you, whether you're a lover of the great outdoors looking for an active holiday, or simply want to spend a romantic weekend exploring Winchester's history and heritage.

 

Andover

 

The picturesque market town of Andover, in the Test Valley, with its attractive high street and narrow walk ways, dates back to Saxon times. Most of the town's buildings are from the 18th century when it was an important stop over destination for coaches on their way to London, Southampton and Oxford.

The Town Mills, next to the River Anton, heralds the start of the town trails. The Andover Time Ring features key historical events from the town's past along the high street, marked by 10 mosaic panels. There are also two poetry trails one along the high street and one meandering along the River Anton, where you will find poems set in stone, metal plaques and etched glass.

 

Local attractions near Barton Stacey

 

Jane Austen's home at Chawton

King Arthur's Round Table at Winchester

Marwell Zoo

Mottisfont Rose Gardens

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens nr Romsey

Winchester Science Centre

Hawk Conservancy

The Lights Theatre

TreeRunners

The Museum of the Iron Age

Bombay Sapphire Distillery

Museum of Army Flying

Longstock Water Gardens

Thruxton Motorsport Centre

Off Road Motivations

Ironsight Paintball

Museum of Army Chaplaincy

Whitchurch Silk Mill

Merlins Kingdom