Hampshire Travel Guide


Hampshire Travel Guide – Welcome to our travel website about the county of Hampshire in the country of England. including the previous websites, Chandlers Ford Community Website and Chandlers Ford and Hampshire Organisations.

The county of Hampshire positioned on the South Coast of England in the United kingdom offers a wealth of treasures, with it’s rolling countryside, many beaches, beautiful gardens and pretty villages to ancient forests, busy market towns, historic ships, important ports and imposing castles just waiting for you to visit.

Hampshire is also home to the Royal Navy and Army, It has long played a prominent role in the defence of the England and the United Kingdom. In this county you can discover our exciting military legacy! Hampshire also have a rich variety of museums showing the breadth of its history from Roman times to the present day, as well as sites of historical and archaeological interest.

County town of Winchester

Within the county lies the ancient capital of England, Winchester, famed for its beautiful cathedral, King Arthur’s legendary Round Table and has been attracting visitors for centuries, including the poet Keats who wrote his Ode to Autumn, while staying in the city.

Many other Attractions

The New Forest National Park was created in March 2005 but in 1079 it was part of a hunting area for William the Conqueror and is now where the famous New Forest ponies roam freely. You can enjoy a bike ride or stroll across the wide open spaces. It is the eighth national park in England, the first in the south-east of England and the first to be created for nearly 50 years.

Portsmouth is the United Kingdom’s only island city, this maritime destination is steeped in history, with waterside living and has fascinating places to visit including the Historic Dockyard, which is home to HMS Victory.

There are many varied and interesting places to see and experience in Hampshire and If you live in or have visited the county and would like to share with others the beauty and attractions of this part of Britain, you are invited to write an article for Hampshire Travel Guide.

Remember to include your digital photographs (jpeg format please).

David Smith

Hampshire Travel Guide

About Hampshire Travel Guide

Hampshire Travel Guide will develop into a large site and is an exploration and educational project that will expand over time. The aim is to provide a clear, easy to use site with useful information on many subjects about Hampshire. There will be regional and town guides on travel within Hampshire, tourism, history and geography, economy and culture. The first stage in its development will be articles on the cities, towns and villages of the county.

If you are from Hampshire or you have an association with the county I would be delighted to receive your own articles about Hampshire. Especially articles about where you live or about the local economy, travel, culture, geography, history or tourism, and don’t forget to include photographs of your village, town, or city.

Created in September 2013 Hampshire Travel Guide is administered from the United Kingdom. You are welcome to advertise your products and services 365 days a year as the Hampshire Travel Guide website provides organisations and businesses with a simple but quality and effective media platform. With clear and easily accessed advertising by the viewer, the service is designed to be both cost effective and informative.

Hampshire Travel Guide uses Vidahost which we are pleased to recommend to those that are looking for a reliable website hosting provider.

How to use Hampshire Travel Guide

As Explained elsewhere Hampshire Travel Guide is primarily a city, town and village guide of places within Hampshire.

There are a number of ways you can locate and find the place you are interested in but if you are just browsing, you may wish to find the place that interests you and then click on the place you want to find out about.

All the places shown on this site have their own individual page so, lets say you wish to discover information about the town of Eastleigh, you can type the url directly as and it will transfer you to that place. You will of course need to type in the spelling of the place as it is shown on this web site – e.g. http://www.hampshiretravelguide/eastleigh/.

As from September 2013 our titles for locations include the name of the place followed by the words, “travel guide“,which you can type into a search engine. Eventually, all locations will be adapted with this title.

We have now updated the standard search option with a better one which can be accessed on the “Contact” Page.

If you look at the bottom right corner of the footer, you will see a “Sitemap” link. On the sitemap all the pages on the site are listed in alpha order. Clicking on the link for the page you are interested in will transfer you to that page.

We believe that a website should be well designed and easy to use with clear and useful information, so that is our aim. Please let us know if you think we can improve Hampshire Travel Guide.

About the Administrator

Hampshire Travel Guide is run and administered by David Smith, an Englishman currently living in Hampshire in the United Kingdom.

It is also the county where Chandlers Ford is located for those who are looking at this site for the old Chandlers Ford Community Website. Information from the old Chandlers Ford Community Website will now be incorporated into this site.

Having previously been involved in the financial world for many years I have now turned my attention to tourism with a special interest in outdoor activities.

I also have a keen interest in the country of Poland and have a travel and tourist web site called Poland Travel Guide

if you wish to contact me please use the “contact” page.

Accommodation in Hampshire

As a traveller, whether as a tourist or on business, an important part of your trip will be choosing a place to stay. Accommodation on Hampshire Travel Guide is linked to the city, town or village so is very easy to locate.

If you provide accommodation within Hampshire we can help your business. Each listed accommodation has it’s own page on our site, meaning that the search engines will index your property independently. If you would like to see what your advert would look like please see our example. Our advertising rates are very reasonable.

Great looking website – Studies have shown that a large majority of consumers would prefer to book directly with the property. To instil consumers with the trust to book, it’s important to have a good and clear website that conveys to potential clients a positive feel for the hotel. If you want a great looking website for your accommodation we can help. Please contact us for details.

Tourist Information in Hampshire

Hampshire Travel Guide – This web site will eventually have tourist information on most of the places in Hampshire. Being a web site you will be able to access the information on most digital platforms, including your laptop, personal computer or a mobile phone.

Tourist organisations are welcome to contact us for details on how to display their information on Hampshire Travel Guide.

Transport in Hampshire

Transport in HampshireAwaiting Details.


Traveline – If you wish to travel locally, plan long distance journeys, find information on the move, speak to someone about your travel plans then Traveline may be the place to start.

Traveline is a partnership of transport operators and local authorities formed to provide impartial and comprehensive information about public transport. It operates in Scotland, England and Wales.

The organisation started operating in 2000. The telephone service was the first service to be provided. Internet followed soon afterwards and more recently the NextBuses on txt and mobile internet.

Traveline’s Advisory Group involves representatives of; -

* Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT)
* Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC)
* Local Government Association (LGA)
* Confederation of Scottish Local Authorities (CoSLA)
* Transport for London (TfL)
* Passenger Transport Executives’ Group (PTEG)
* Association of Transport Co-ordinating Officers (ATCO)
* Welsh Assembly Government (WAG)
* Scottish Government
* Department for Transport (DfT)
* Translink

Partnerships of PTEs, local authorities, bus operators and others have been formed in each region of the country and these partnerships have made arrangements to run Traveline in their particular areas. They collect and organise all of the timetable information, provide systems to search out answers and arrange for the phone calls to be answered. They have also arranged to provide the self-service journey planners on the internet, to which this site is linked.

Traveline provides a data support service for local authorities and transport operators who prepare timetable data for the service.

You can contact the local areas of the company using the contact form found on their website. If you can’t find the information you need on the website give the Traveline experts a call on 0871 200 22 33 (current cost as of 04 July 2010 is 10p per minuet but up to date details can be found on their website).

If you wish to send written correspondence to the company it should be sent to:

Director of Traveline
CPT, Drury House
34-43 Russell Street

TravelineBus & Train Timetableswww.traveline.info
Southampton AirportAirportwww.southamptonairport.com
Gatwick AirportAirportwww.gatwickairport.com
Heathrow AirportAirportwww.heathrowairport.com
National Express CoachesCoacheswww.nationalexpress.com
South West TrainsRailwayswww.southwesttrains.co.uk


Hampshire Travel Guide