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Bookshelf

Books based in this county:

Authors associated with this county 

Authors who are associated with this county (born or lived here) or who have based their books here.

Jane Austen

Charles Dickens

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Thomas Hardy

John Keats

Local directory

Find your perfect cuppa or indulge your sweet cravings by choosing one of these great local companies.

Places to eat and drink

The Tea Party

144 High St

Lee-on-the-Solent

PO13 9DD

Rosie Lea's

76 Brookley Road

Brockenhurst

SO42 7RA

The Lyndhurst Tea House

26 High St

Lyndhurst

SO43 7BG

That Little Tea Shop

48A The Hundred

Romsey

SO51 8BX

Tiffin Tearooms

52 West St

Alresford

SO24 9AU

Hampshire

The south coast county of Hampshire is well known for its large ports, countryside, and literary heritage. Experience the maritime history of Portsmouth and Southampton, visit the South Downs and the New Forest, or top up your knowledge of the county's writers like Austen by visiting the Jane Austen House museum. 

Places to visit

 

Jane Austen House museum, Portsmouth Harbour, New Forest, Winchester Cathedral, Montisfont Abbey, The Vyne, Highclere castle (Downton Abbey setting), Ascot Racecourse, The Needles.

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