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Hotels in Hampshire

Planning a holiday or trying to get away from it all for a long weekend? With its excellent road, rail and air links to London and the rest of the country, Hampshire is top of the list when it comes to choosing something to fit the bill; with a wide choice of places to stay.

Situated on the south coast of England, links to the continent by means of the ports at Portsmouth and Southampton make travelling onward easy if that is your plan. Indeed, many people embarking on cruises from Southampton docks choose to stay overnight in the city before their trip at any of the convenient hotels situated close by.

The sheer choice of hotels in this beautiful county is hard to believe and there is certainly something for everyone. So whether it`s an old manor house tucked away in the Hampshire countryside or a modern boutique hotel slap in the middle of town, you are sure to find something to your taste and pocket.

Exploring the varied countryside of Hampshire is certainly one of life`s pleasures. The county is famous for the New Forest where ponies still roam wild and free. This ancient woodland used to be a favourite location with the King for hunting deer in times past and is one of the largest tracts of open countryside in the country. Here the landscape can change from heathland to dense forest, so there`s always somewhere picturesque to stop for a picnic.

Traditional little villages with chocolate box pretty thatched cottages can be found along narrow roads where welcoming hostelries will serve a hungry traveller a tasty lunch. The Forest also boasts some lovely hotels in quiet and secluded locations which are the perfect places to stay and relax and shake off the stresses of everyday life. Enjoying a long walk through the trees after a healthy full English is a perfect start to the day!

Exploring Hampshire`s ancient cities need not mean simply shopping, although that can be done in abundance! The historic city of Winchester, with its splendid cathedral, used to be the capital of England and is now a lively heritage centre with medieval buildings rubbing shoulders with modern architecture.

Portsmouth is home to the Royal Dockyard and Nelson`s flagship, HMS Victory and the historic dockland around Southampton should not be missed. The nautical traditions of both cities run deep and glimpses of Hampshire`s love affair with the sea is apparent in the most unlikely places.

With so much variety on offer, Hampshire is an ideal location for conferences and meetings with many hotels offering conference rooms as well as spa and golf facilities to entertain work colleagues and customers.

And if you`re thinking of finding a suitable venue for a wedding or other celebration, then look no further than Hampshire. The county boasts the very best in venues for a celebration to remember.

Since any break is a good excuse to treat yourself, why not explore sites such as www.hardcloud.com for some suitable attire, before setting off for Hampshire in order to enjoy some of the best hotel accommodation and leisure facilities in the country. There really is something for everyone in this stunning county.






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