Take a look at what’s on in Hampshire below to see our favourite nearby attractions that could be of interest to you. From historic days out at Jane Austen’s House in Chawton to Shopping at Festival Place in Basingstoke, you’ll find all of Hampshire’s goodies right here.
Jane Austen’s House, Chawton
Jane Austen is one of the most popular and important novelists that England has ever produced. The house at Chawton is where she spent the last eight years of her life. It is of international importance as the place where she did the majority of her mature writing, but at the same time retains the charm of a village home. This 17th-century house tells the story of Jane Austen and her family.
Farnham Castle, Farnham
Visit the Bishop’s Palace and the Keep. Local guides have extensive knowledge of the history of Farnham Castle.
Watercress Line, Alton
The Mid Hants Railway, affectionately known as the ‘Watercress Line’ due to transporting watercress from Alresford to London, operates a fleet of steam locomotives. Today the railway runs the full 10 miles between the market towns of Alresford and Alton, preserving an important piece of 1940’s – 70’s railway heritage for this generation and many more to follow.
Birdworld is one of the largest bird parks in the country; there are 26 acres to explore. From the massive Maribou Stork to Tiny Sunbirds, Penguins, Owls, Parrots, Waterfowl and many other colourful species, there are amazing birds from all around the world.
The Hoddington Arms is pleased to suggest a range of local attractions which we hope may be of interest to you if visiting the area. By their inclusion on this page, the Hoddington Arms does not recommend or endorse any individual attraction.
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Gertrude Jekyll Garden at the Manor House, Upton Grey
The most complete and authentic Gertrude Jekyll garden in existence and a living museum of Jekyll design.
Shopping at Festival Place, Basingstoke
Festival Place is Hampshire’s regional shopping destination, located in the heart of Basingstoke town centre. Festival Place offers over 200 shops and a multi-screen cinema.
The Vyne National Trust Property, Basingstoke
An intimate family home, the history of the Vyne spans the centuries. From royal beginnings in Tudor times, the Vyne boasts a spectacular oak gallery, a ring that inspired Tolkien, beautiful gardens, and ancient woodland.
West Green House National Trust Garden, Hartley Wintney
A delightful series of walled gardens surround a charming 18th-century house. The garden has many original features including a grand water staircase, created by Marylyn Abbott, providing the focal point to the Nymphaeum fountain designed by Quinlan Terry.
Hackwood Park Racecourse, Basingstoke
Horse racing in Hampshire.