Hampshire is a county in the south of England, it has borders with Dorset, Wiltshire, Surrey, Berkshire, West Sussex.
Hampshire coastline is on the English Channel and the Solent, the Isle of Wight is situated at its closest point, 2 miles from the coast and was up until 1890 a part of the county of Hampshire when it became a county in its own right.
Hampshire main town is Winchester. Winchester cathedral was opened in 1093 and is one of the largest cathedrals in Europe with the greatest overall length of any Gothic cathedral and a Nave height of 78 feet (24 m) Hampshire’s two largest cities, are Southampton and Portsmouth.
The county is known for its stunning New Forest which is 753.2 km² Situated at the southeastern edge of the New Forest national park, is the village of Beaulieu and the estate, many will know Beaulieu as home to the National Motor Museum held within the grounds of the Beaulieu estate. The county town of Hampshire is Winchester, the former capital city of England. Hampshire is the largest county in South East England and still remains the third largest shire county in the United Kingdom.
The county has two National Parks, thriving culture, with history and heritage, that means plenty of opportunities for walking, cycling and exploring countryside and coastal pathways as well as some very well kept heritage sites.