Hampshire is an attractive county, covering a large and diverse area embracing the New Forest, the towns and cities of the South Coast and a varied rural landscape. Hampshire offers a wealth of treasures, from rolling countryside, unspoilt beaches, glorious gardens and pretty villages to ancient forests, bustling market towns, historic ships and imposing castles. One visit is never enough.
If you like walking, cycling, horse riding or water sports there’s plenty to keep you amused, while for shopping, food and drink, military and naval heritage and award-winning attractions, Hampshire tops the lot.
For those who do not wish to drive, Langrish House is very lucky to be on a Bus Route. The Bus Stop is by the front Drive. For a timetable please ask Reception. We are on Bus Routes 17 and 67.
Over a third of Hampshire is covered by the New Forest National Park and four Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A further 13% consists of Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Such is the beauty Langrish is now part of the new National Park.
Coast and rivers
The Test, Meon and Itchen chalk streams and rivers are internationally renowned for the quality of their fly fishing, and in the Hampshire borders area the Basingstoke Canal has been restored to provide an important leisure space.
The Solent and its associated rivers are among Hampshire’s greatest assets, home to yachting’s Cowes Week, the BT Global Challenge round-the-world yacht race, and the Volvo Ocean Race. The world renowned International Boat Show is held every September in Southampton.
There are also a host of world class sports, including Goodwood Racecourse, The Goodwood Revival, and the Festival of Speed.
Winchester is an unspoilt cathedral city on the edge of the South Downs. It is England’s ancient capital and former seat of King Alfred the Great.
Just over the Wiltshire border, ancient Salisbury has its own magnificent medieval cathedral and is close to the world heritage site of Stonehenge.
A rich mix of visitor attractions
There are over 150 visitor attractions in Hampshire ranging from the internationally renowned – such as Winchester Cathedral, HMS Victory and Beaulieu National Motor Museum – to many smaller attractions. One of Hampshire’s strengths is its literary heritage (Jane Austen, Charles Dickens and Gilbert White all lived here) and there is significant interest in military history. See our page Places to Visit.