Destination guide

Why people love visiting historical Hampshire

Take a holiday to Hampshire and enjoy the area's history, museums and cathedral. Travellers especially like the shopping, restaurants and theatres in this welcoming and walkable city. Local cultural sights include Southampton Maritime Museum and Beaulieu National Motor Museum. If you need more space to accommodate a family holiday or a trip with friends, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Sightseeing in and around Hampshire

Are you searching for attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that Hampshire has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Marwell Zoo (4.6 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Stoneham Golf Club (8.9 mi / 14.3 km)
  • Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre (9.4 mi / 15.1 km)
  • Southampton City Golf Course (9.5 mi / 15.2 km)
  • Swanmore Golf Centre (10 mi / 16.1 km)
  • The Rapids (10.1 mi / 16.3 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Hampshire

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Hampshire is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Winnall Moors Nature Reserve (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Queen Eleanors Garden (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Sir Harold Hillier Gardens (8.5 mi / 13.7 km)
  • Riverside Park (9.9 mi / 15.9 km)
  • Mottisfront Abbey and Gardens (10.9 mi / 17.6 km)
  • Manor Farm Country Park (11 mi / 17.6 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Hampshire

The nearest airport is in Southampton (SOU), located 8.1 mi (13 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into London (LHR-Heathrow), which is 46 mi (74.1 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Winchester Station, Winchester Shawford Station and Eastleigh Station are the main stations in the city.

Where to stay near Hampshire?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,060 holiday rentals near Hampshire. From 869 Cabins to 869 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Hampshire for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Hampshire?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Hampshire. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Southampton: 470 holiday rentals
  • Winchester: 388 holiday rentals
  • New Forest District: 2,037 holiday rentals
  • Andover: 197 holiday rentals
  • Brockenhurst: 1,280 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Hampshire! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Hampshire?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Hampshire with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Southampton: 470 holiday homes
  • Winchester: 388 holiday homes
  • Andover: 197 holiday homes
  • Brockenhurst: 1,280 holiday homes
  • Lyndhurst: 652 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Hampshire?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Hampshire are:

  • Winchester (WNC-Winchester Bus Station): 491 holiday houses
  • Ringwood (RNW-Ringwood Bus Station): 1,833 holiday houses
  • Southampton Airport (SOU): 1,376 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Hampshire?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Hampshire. From HomeAway travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Stratfield Saye House: 386 holiday rentals
  • Southampton Maritime Museum: 1,771 holiday rentals
  • Whitchurch Silk Mill: 249 holiday rentals
  • Winchester College: 506 holiday rentals
  • Calshot Activities Centre: 2,207 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Hampshire listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

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