Take an Armchair Tour of Hampshire’s Top Attractions

Marwell Zoo Giraffe Cam
Marwell Zoo Giraffe Cam

It isn’t always possible to get out and about but that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy exploring the variety of attractions across our beautiful county from the comfort of your own home. Here we’ve put together a few videos, links to webcams, and virtual tours of attractions in Hampshire to help you get a sneak peek without getting out of your chair!

Take an inspiring journey of discovery in the natural world with Gilbert White’s & the Oates Collection. 2020 celebrates 300 years of Gilbert White and there’s plenty of exhibitions and events taking place throughout the year.

Enjoy a 20-minute video exploring 18th-century shipbuilding at Buckler’s Hard in the New Forest. Watch Tom Cunliffe (sailor, author & broadcaster) as he is given a unique insight into the village by Mary Montagu-Scott, the director of the Maritime Museum

Sit back and relax as you watch the impressive drone footage of the Flying Scotsman steaming down the tracks on its visit to Mid Hants Railway ‘The Watercress Line’. 

If you are thinking of travelling to the Isle of Wight, why not take a look around their ports and the Wightlink ferry fleet before you travel! Their virtual tour is a great way to explore their fleet.

Ever wondered what a giraffe might be getting up to right now ? Or, if the penguins are really huddling to form an escape plan? Well, now you can find out! Hang out with the giraffes or the penguins at Marwell Zoo via the giraffe cam and penguin cam, or see what the Flamingos are up to! Check out all the Marwell webcams.

For a limited time, you can see the latest exhibition at God’s House Tower in Southampton – Those Who Look Out & Those Who Look Back by Laura Eldret & Paul Vivian is available as a virtual tour until the 24th May.

Take a look at behind the scene at the Hawk Conservancy near Andover with Hawk TV where you can view some of the experiences, learn about birds of prey and how the keepers go about their daily work. 

Discover the story behind the Red Jet 6, one of Red Funnel’s fleet of passenger ferries. Take a look inside the ferry and discover the thought process behind its construction.

For inspiration for the region as whole, Vist Hampshire’s destination videos take you on a whistle-stop itinerary of some of the attractions and places to visit in Hampshire. Or take a trip around the Isle of Wight with Visit Isle of Wight’s showreel of what makes the Island the best place to escape to.