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Visit East Hampshire Newsletter

Be inspired by East Hampshire and let yourself be revitalised by a region rich in culture and heritage. Nestled between the striking cities of Winchester and Chichester, East Hampshire and the South Downs boast activities, events and attractions to suit the needs of families, ramblers, couples, historians and artists – whether visiting for a day or a week. A landscape of abundant wildlife, idyllic pastures and thriving woodland, explore the natural splendour of the National Park and South Downs and wander amongst the same iconic scenery that inspired renowned naturalists of the 18th century. Take to the paths on foot or by bike and let the many tracks and trails wind you through a picturesque countryside that remains unspoilt to this day. Boasting a wealth of history and heritage, East Hampshire provides the perfect opportunity to explore distinguished British culture. Discover the elegant intrigues of Hinton Ampner house and its splendid gardens, the striking magnificence of Winchester Cathedral or, for the literary enthusiasts, perhaps visit Jane Austen's House Museum and see personal belongings which include her writing desk. Arts and creativity is a legacy which East Hampshire has wholly embraced and the area boasts a dynamic choice of ongoing cultural activities. Why not explore an exciting programme of drama, comedy and music at The Theatre Royal? Or discover the traditions of local craftsmanship at the Allen Gallery which houses a vast collection of ceramics. If you see yourself as somewhat of a culinary connoisseur, the many independent cafes, pubs, bistros and restaurants which nestle throughout the local villages and towns are sure to delight. Sample fresh produce and locally–sourced ingredients in the market towns of Alton and Petersfield and enjoy the vibrancy of authentic famers' markets. So make your next getaway one to remember and sign up to the Visit East Hampshire newsletter now to make sure you don't miss out on upcoming offers and events.