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Hampshire Post brings you Things To Do In Hampshire
By Vinken Thomas
Hampshire is a unique county that offers visitors a wide variety of choice - there's just so much to do! With a mixture of old fashioned, traditional areas and contemporary and modern facilities, Hampshire can offer enjoyment to people of all ages and tastes. While ancient forests and rolling green hills will melt your heart, museums and art galleries will give you a sneak peek into the history of the county. There are so many things to do in Hampshire - and all you have to do is pack your bag and get ready for the experience.
Hampshire is just an hour's drive from London, which is probably England's most popular tourist destination - a bustling metropolis that is full of surprises! Hampshire's close proximity, rail and road accessibility and the variety on offer make it a great place to spend the weekend. Feel like getting away from the chaotic, vibrant city for a while? Beautiful, rolling countryside and traditional experiences aren't too far away. The county isn't simply limited to the old world charms that many visit for. There are modern fixtures that complement the enchantment of it's rich cultural heritage - not to mention miles of coastline, full of unspoilt beaches; the list of things to do in Hampshire grows.
If you are a nature lover and want to see some of the beautiful animals and birds that inhabit the county, you cannot afford to miss out on the forests. Alice Holt Forest is famous for its oak trees, which present a soothing and beautiful snapshot of forest life. Enjoy a relaxed walk across Bedgebury Forest or take part in some outdoor activities and games. If walking and seeing wildlife is what you need, then Titchfield ticks all the boxes. For bird lovers, it would be a major treat to visit the New Forest - it has an assortment of wildlife on offer and is home to an owl sanctuary for an up close look at these beautiful birds of prey.
If you are thinking that walks in the forest are the only things to do in Hampshire, then think again! Take your family to one of Hampshire's sports centres or swimming pools and enjoy some world class sporting facilities. Take advantage of the proximity to the water and hop on a ferry to the Isle of Wight - or take to the beaches. Families should make plans to visit Royal Victoria Country Park, it's an ideal spot for a picnic or a barbecue and there's loads of space for kids to play.
For art lovers and amateur artists, Southampton City Art Gallery put on some really exciting exhibitions. Classical works, leading contemporary works, cutting edge and boundary pushing pieces can be found here. There is a diverse collection of art in the gallery, with a regular influx of new material. While you're in Hampshire, make a visit to the many museums, castles and ruins that you come across. Many are free and well worth the journey.
Vinken Thomas is United Kingdom Author. He has applied his knowledge and understanding to a wide variety of Things To Do In Hampshire and much more.