Holiday Brochures and Tourist Information for Hampshire
Enjoy a break from the frantic pace of life, leave with memories of a place unmoved by the centuries and where the natural beauty is undiminished by the demands of time, refresh, renew … Welcome to the New Forest.
Enjoy life on the water’s edge. From fascinating museums, famous historic ships and entertaining attractions to great literary connections and centuries of history. Add to this great shopping, entertainment and events, making Portsmouth the place to visit.
It's just waiting to be discovered and offers a wealth of activities and attractions for everyone to appreciate, whether you like strolling around glorious gardens, exploring ancient forests, having fun by the coast or visiting historic sites. Enjoy the 'home from home' atmosphere that greets you throughout the county including our award-winning restaurants, pubs and cafés. Or take off on a shopping trip to our many boutiques or major shopping centres where you can hunt down some treasures of your own.
A city surrounded by the sea, Portsmouth's history is strongly linked with the Royal Navy. The city houses some superb military and maritime museums including Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, the D-Day Museum and Overlord Embroidery,and the Royal Marines Museum. And for some of the best views of Portsmouth, don't miss the Royal Armouries Fort Nelson on Portsdown Hill near Fareham.
Places to go:
Portsmouth's Old Town
The New Forest
It became a national park in 2005 and was once a royal hunting ground for William the Conqueror. Today deer, ponies and cattle continue to roam free in its ancient heaths and woodland.
Clear rivers and shady groves provide tranquillity and a car-free haven for walking, cycling and horseriding. There are plenty of opportunities to hire a bike if you're coming from afar.
Take a stroll around the quaint traditional villages, explore the dusty antique shops or enjoy a pint of locally brewed cider or beer in one of our many friendly pubs.
Bitesize Britain allows you to order free holiday brochures featuring Hampshire tourist information, things to do and see and places to stay – accommodation mostly inspected and graded by the Hampshire tourist board or similar organisation.