Hampshire is a large county; it will take you a few visits or a very long visit to really appreciate all there is on offer. So, if you’re tackling Hampshire one area at a time, here are some great places to visit and things to do in North Hampshire.
Things to do in North Hampshire for those a little older
Discover where the world’s supply of Bombay Sapphire Gin begins its journey from the Bombay Sapphire Distillery at Laverstoke Mill in Whitchurch. You don’t need to be a gin-lover to appreciate the interesting history and picturesque surroundings at the distillery, of course if you do appreciate gin this will be a little piece of heaven!
If you’re looking for a more fast-paced day out in North Hampshire, then you’ll want to head to Thruxton Motorsports Centre. From Porsche Cayman’s to Lamborghini Huracans, Thruxton is a sport-car-lovers dream and a fun day out! Whether you head to one of their special events like Truck Racing, or have a go yourself on one of their experience days, you’ll definitely get your thrill fix!
Places to visit for history in North Hampshire
Five centuries of history are brought to life at The Vyne – a former Tudor palace turned 17th-century family home, set in 1,500 acres of gardens, woodland and wetlands. It’s a truly stunning place in North Hampshire.
Not far from Bombay Sapphire you’ll find the Whitchurch Silk Mill. This Georgian water mill still weaves silk using 19th century machinery. A real insight into industrial history all set next to the peaceful River Test.
You’ll find plenty of Heritage and Culture in North Hampshire from the many great things to do. From the historical ruins of the largest private house in Tudor England at Basing House, to 100 years of British Army in the air history at the Army Flying Museum. You can even walk through the ages and explore what life was like for Hampshire people in the past at Milestones Museum of Living History.
Attractions ideal for the family
For family days out in North Hampshire then The Hawk Conservancy Trust is a must! From Pearl-spotted Owlets to the impressive Steller’s Sea Eagles, birds of prey and plenty of extra activities, there’s something to keep the whole family entertained.
Whatever it is you’re looking for, there are plenty of things to do for families in North Hampshire.
Where is North Hampshire?
North Hampshire is located in the South East of England near the coast of the English channel. Notable locations include Aldershot, Winchester, Farnborough and Basingstoke. You may also enjoy our guide on things to do in East Hampshire.