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Hampshire

From lively towns and cities to tranquil countryside and beautiful beaches, the county of Hampshire has it all. If you relish the buzz of an urban setting, head to the waterfront city of Portsmouth, or indeed the major port of Southampton and explore its shops, museums, art galleries and parks, before grabbing a bite at one of its many excellent eateries – perhaps Ovation, the popular restaurant at the Mayflower Theatre, or Quay Fifteen, where you can enjoy fuss-free fine dining.

Winchester and Eastleigh have a lot to offer too – including, in Winchester’s case, the Michelin-starred Black Rat restaurant. The city has also inspired a wealth of literary classics, from Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility to John Keats’ Ode To Autumn.

Those looking for a break from city life, meanwhile, can get away from it all at coastal beauty spots such as Hayling Island near Chichester, or the historic Hurst Castle, or escape to the country and take advantage of Hampshire’s 3,000 miles of footpaths and 750 miles of cycle paths.

This county has something to inspire everyone, from the young family to the day-tripping couple, the literature fan to the ardent foodie.

Please note, only festivals from today's date are shown below.

Emsworth British Food Fortnight

Venues all across Emsworth will be rolling out the welcome mats in a two week long celebration of local food and drink. Prepare to be wined and dined.

23
Sep

Fleet Flavours of the World Market

Coming to Fleet for the first time this year and for one day only, a sensational international food market – Flavours of the World

01
Oct

Alresford Apple Festival

If you know your Pink Lady from your Granny Smith, get yourself down to the Alresford Apple Festival, or should I say Gala?

15
Oct

Wine Festival Winchester

Wine and dine in a great town, with even greater company

24
Nov
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