Destination guide

Why people love visiting historic Hampshire

Take a vacation to Hampshire and enjoy the area's history, museums and cathedral. Travelers like the shopping, restaurants and theaters 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 vacation or friends trip, 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 vacation 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 center:

  • 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 center:

  • 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)

Transportation to and around Hampshire

The nearest airport is in Southampton (SOU), located 8.1 mi (13 km) from the city center. 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 around Hampshire?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,095 holiday lettings near Hampshire. From 884 Cabins to 884 Cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Hampshire 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:

  • Soberton: 318 holiday homes
  • Winchester Cathedral: 541 holiday homes
  • Winchester: 426 holiday homes
  • Lymington: 1,290 holiday homes
  • Christchurch: 1,229 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Hampshire! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations 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 lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Soberton: 318 holiday lettings
  • Winchester: 426 holiday lettings
  • Lymington: 1,290 holiday lettings
  • Christchurch: 1,229 holiday lettings
  • Harting: 294 holiday lettings

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 self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Hampshire are:

  • Ringwood (RNW-Ringwood Bus Station): 1,915 self catering accommodations
  • Southampton Airport (SOU): 1,400 self catering accommodations
  • Farnborough Airport (FAB): 472 self catering accommodations

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Hampshire?

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

  • Winchester Cathedral: 541 holiday rentals
  • Sparsholt College: 541 holiday rentals
  • Great Hall: 529 holiday rentals
  • Parley Manor: 1,803 holiday rentals
  • Meon Valley Golf and Country Club: 1,553 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 accommodations.

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