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Hampshire is located on the south coast of of the United Kingdom and marks the border between south east and south west England.

One of a few counties with two National Parks, The New Forest can be found in the far west of Hampshire while to the east, the South Downs rolls into Sussex. Hampshire is also the closest county and gateway to the Isle of Wight.

Spanning 1,455 square miles, Hampshire shares borders with five other counties including Dorset, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Surrey and Sussex. The centrally located city of Winchester is Hampshire's county town and back in 871 it was the capital of England.  The Anglo-Saxon King, Alfred the Great, statue stands tall and proud at the entrance to the city,  placed here to celebrate the cities links with the king who made it the captial.

The north of Hampshire is largely rural and is home to the towns such as Basingstoke, Andover and Alton.  East Hampshire includes the market town of Petersfield and the famous village of Chawton, home of Jane Austen and Chawton House which once belonged to her brother.  The south of the county, is a mix of rolling countryside, urban cities and coastline.  Here you will find picturesque towns and villages like Beaulieu and Wickham, the urban coastal cities of Southampton and Portsmouth, making up much of the county's population, and waterfront towns like Lee-on-the-SolentEmsworth and Milford on Sea.

Map of Hampshire's towns and villages

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