Wiltshire makes a great base for visiting the surrounding areas. Hampshire borders Wiltshire on the east side of the county with good rail and road access.
Things to do on the Hampshire borders
Just literally on the Hampshire/Wiltshire border you can find the Museum of Army Flying, located at the Army Air Corps Airfield at Middle Wallop, just a short drive from Salisbury.
The Museum is set within two large hangars and details the journey of British soldiers in the air and holds lots of events for families particularly in the school holidays.
Keeping the family-friendly theme is the Hawk Conservancy Trust, near Andover. Watch the daily flying displays in the arena and see over 150 birds of prey on show including eagles, owls and ibis.
Explore the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, on the edge of Romsey. Home to over 500 champion trees and 42,000 plants from around the world, enjoy strolls through the 180 gardens and arboretum. The gardens stage regular art and sculpture exhibitions as well as events for all the family.
Discover more about Hampshire, and the wider area on a guided tour with local tour company Heritage Holidays.
Activities on the Hampshire borders
Whether you are a keen climber or just simply fancy giving it a go, Golden Gecko in Romsey offer you an indoor environment to practice.
Keen walkers should head to the New Forest National Park with its ample footpaths or perhaps take on the Clarendon Way – a long distance walking route between Salisbury and Winchester. Events often take place along the Clarendon Way including sponsored walks and the Clarendon Way marathon.
For nature lovers or keen photographers, a Forest Falconry experience allows you to get up close to birds of prey. Try your hand at flying some of the magnificent birds or catching them in action from behind the lens.
Make a break of it
Make a break of it and stay in Wiltshire and explore all that the area has to offer. Find out more on our accommodation pages.