Hampshire  

More information Photos of the City of Winchester, Hampshire (Hants), England Photos of the village of New Alresford and the Mid-Hants Railway (Watercress Line), Hampshire (Hants), England Photos of the village of Bishops Waltham, Hampshire (Hants), England Photos of the New Forest, Hampshire (Hants), England Photos of Andover, Hampshire (Wilts), England Photos of Marlborough, Wiltshire (Wilts), England Photos of Stonehenge, Amesbury, Wiltshire (Wilts), England Photos of Salisbury, Wiltshire (Wilts), England
County of Hampshire (Hants) scenes, views, pictures, photographs, landscapes, locations, attractions and places of interest.   County of Hampshire (Hants) scenes, views, pictures, photographs, landscapes, locations, attractions and places of interest.

Hampshire is, perhaps, the most diverse of the counties in Southern England. Based mostly on chalk it includes part of the South Downs, which also runs into Sussex, and the New Forest - 100 square miles of forest and open heaths. Hampshire was part of King Harold's Wessex in Saxon times.

This part of the South Downs is clad with 'hangers'. These are hillside copses characteristic of the village of Selbourne which was immortalised by Gilbert White the 18th century naturalist.

The county town, Winchester, has many historic and interesting features and was originally King Harold's capital city. It also has a magnificent cathedral which is now home to the bones of King Canute and his queen. Nearby is Alresford which features one end of the Mid-Hants railway otherwise known as the Watercress Line.    More information about Hampshire (Hants)


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Bishops Waltham
The New Forest
Andover
Marlborough (Wiltshire)
Stonehenge (Wiltshire)
Salisbury (Wiltshire)

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