Welcome to the Justhampshire attractions and days out page. Its scope is to introduce some of the most exciting and interesting places to visit in the county. This is a feature we have been publishing from nearly ten years, in that time the pages have gone through great developments to their quality and quantity. As is probably appropriate after a decade of such activity this section specifically and the website as a whole is undergoing a full review, which will in course lead to a revamp to the content and architecture of Justhampshire. For this reason it is a really great time to let us know about places that you like or think should be included in our guide to Days out in Hampshire.
We wont be trying to feature all the interesting things to do and see across the county, that's not really possible! We we did some analysis at the start of creating the Justsurrey concept our researcher estimated that there were in excess of 500 attractions and places of interest worthy of inclusion in a comprehensive guide. It is probably worth pointing out that our definition of attraction includes; natural beauty spots, beaches, woods, historic sites, buildings of cultural and architectural heritage, places of spiritual and religious importance as well as theme parks and places simply designed to let people have a good time. Before you challenge the notion that 500 places of interest is at the top end of any possible estimate consider how many churches more than 100 years old are there in Hampshire.
The new guide will undoubtedly feature old favorites like Avington Park, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Winchester Cathedral, Rockbourne Roman Villa and Portsmouth Natural History Museum but we intend to open out the coverage to reflect the views and thoughts of our audience. We're already pulling together a probable starting list that will include things to see and do in and around the county such as Beaulieu, Marwell Zoo, Basingstoke's Milestones Museum, the SeaCity Museum and the Tudor House in Southampton. Or how about Hillier Gardens at Romsey. Portsmouth's Blue Reef Aquarium, the Spinnaker Tower and the Royal Navy Submarine Museum. If you prefer the great outdoors we'll be featuring attractions like the Staunton Country Park, Southsea beach, the gardens at Exbury and even the Manor Farm.
Take a moment to look at our disclaimer, we publish links to attractions in good faith< but we're not responsible for the content of external websites. We aspire to feature a range of details to some of the most interesting places to visit and see in Hampshire, it is a work under constant development and we welcome user input. If you have some thoughts about the places we could feature or recent feedback from a local attraction we'd welcome your comments.
All about Hampshire
Hampshire has played a central part in the history of England, the county town of Winchester was at one time England's capital city. A significant part of the population live in the urbanized south of the county particularly around Southampton and Portsmouth. The channel lies to the south and has been central to the economic well being of the area. Today nearly half the county is made up up the New Forest and the South Downs. Hampshire enjoys close connections with the armed forces and strong ties to the maritime industry.
A varied county
Very rural to the north large sprawling coastal conurbations to the south, Hampshire is a county of contrasts. It enjoys some beautiful coastline and areas of outstanding natural beauty. The administration of the county on a district level is broken down to the authorities of: Basingstoke and Deane,
City of Winchester,
City of Portsmouth, Rushmoor, City of Southampton and the Test Valley
Contact and disclaimer
Justhampshire is designed to meet the need primarily of its users. The needs are interpreted through how people actually use the website as well as the direct feedback we receive. If you see something you like or don't like we'd welcome your thoughts. If you see something you like on these pages let us know. We aspire to keep our content both relevant and accurate to our most important stakeholders,but if you spot any error or omission we'd welcome your feedback. Please see our disclaimer.