Hampshire - an inspiring place to live and work

Located on the south coast, with excellent transport links up and down the country, Hampshire is one of the best places to live and work, offering the perfect blend of rural and city living with so many activities, events and places to go.

Hampshire offers fascinating history and culture, boasting some of the best urban cities in the south of England, including Winchester, Southampton and Portsmouth. Associated with writers such as Jane Austen and historical figures such as Henry VIII, Hampshire is packed with heritage sites, from the classic and iconic Winchester Cathedral to the modern naval history at the Mary Rose Museum. Or, if you prefer more contemporary entertainment, Hampshire offers a wide range, including festivals, theatrical performances and outdoor events.

Close by you’ll find miles of lovely coastline, with beaches, nature reserves and attractive seaside towns.

Associated with writers Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle and historical figures such as King Alfred and Henry VIII, Hampshire is packed with heritage sites.

The county has several world-famous visitor attractions. These include the New Forest’s Exbury Gardens, Beaulieu National Motor Museum and Paultons Park, home of Peppa Pig World and Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard.

Whether it’s a day at a theme park or a stroll along the decks of Admiral Lord Nelson’s HMS Victory, the diversity of Hampshire’s visitor attractions make it a truly unique place to live.

Hampshire’s beautiful countryside provides and ideal backdrop for outdoor activities. Whether you want magnificent views, a country park, somewhere to walk the dog or simply go for a gentle stroll, you’ll find miles of idyllic countryside. From the New Forest National

Park in the west, with its famous New Forest ponies and Highland cattle, to the South Downs National Park in the east. While several country parks, such as Royal Victoria Country Park at Netley offer stunning views of the coast.

There’s no shortage of great places to eat, seek out a country tea room selling tempting homemade cakes or a traditional pub offering a welcoming log fire and a typical Hampshire atmosphere.

Shopaholics will love Hampshire’s retail offerings, which include well know high street brands and designer boutiques and independent outlets. North of the county, in Basingstoke, is the town’s award winning Festival Place shopping centre offering 200 stores plus 31 restaurants and bars.

Hampshire’s excellent transport links make it extremely accessible from other parts of the country. Within easy commuting distance of London, the region benefits from excellent road and rail links and bus services.

Whether you already live in Hampshire or have plans to relocate, there is a pace and style of life to suit everyone.