Saturday, 6 June 2020

Counties of the UK: Hampshire

This is the next instalment of my monthly feature going through the Counties of the UK in alphabetical order to check out things of interest.  I hope you enjoy it


Pronounciation – ham + sheer

Nickname – Hants


County seat – Winchester (once the capital of England)

Unusual village name – Bedlam Bottom

Flower – dog-rose

Signature foods – lamb, beef, pork and watercress

Famous places to visit – Winchester Cathedral, New Forest, Basingstoke Canal, Chawton (home of Jane Austen), Southampton (where the Mayflower departed), Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey)

Famous people from Hampshire – Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Duke of Wellington, John Everett Millais, Lord Denning (Judge), Colin Firth, Malcolm Gladwell, Henry III, Liz Hurley

Go to this Pinboard to see the Counties of the UK

1 comment:

  1. I would like to visit Winchester, and if I am in the area then yes, might as well drop in at Downton!


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