10 must-see attractions within one hour of Hampshire Court Hote

There’s so much to see and do when you stay at Hampshire Court. Here are some of our favourite attractions within one hour’s drive.  


11 minute drive from Hampshire Court 

Experience the feeling of weightlessness through indoor skydiving. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never tried it before, iFLY’s instructors are ready and waiting to teach you everything you need to know for a truly exciting and memorable day.  

Perfect for: Thrill seekers  



Miller’s Ark Animals
10 minute drive from Hampshire Court 

With everything from miniature donkeys to rare pig breeds, you’re sure to find your favourite farm animals at Millers Ark. The venue in Hook offers guests the chance to get up close and personal with a wide range of animals through their Animal Touch initiative.  

Perfect for: Animal lovers  

HMS Victory
1 hour drive from Hampshire Court  

The HMS Victory played a vital role in the Battle of Trafalgar, leading a front column of ships to break the enemy line. The tactic pioneered by Nelson, ensured no British ships were lost at sea, and cemented Britain’s naval supremacy.   

Perfect for: Naval history fans  


Chawton House
32 minute drive from Hampshire Court 

Chawton House, most famously known for its Jane Austen connection, holds several events over the course of the summer, including tours of the building and grounds, theatre performances, and even writing workshops.  

Perfect for: Literary enthusiasts 


Bombay Sapphire Distillery
23 minute drive from Hampshire Court  

Take a tour around the distillery and learn about the process that’s made Bombay Sapphire a leading gin for over 260 years. You can even sign up for a cocktail masterclass to improve your mixology skills.  

Perfect for: A couple's getaway  

Otter Trail and Hawksley Memorial
46 minute drive from Hampshire Court 

Take in the sights of the beautiful River Itchen and Otterbourne Park Woods as you walk a nature trail with a difference. The llamas near Hawksley Memorial Garden are just adorable.  

Perfect for: Avid walkers  



Go Ape
51 minute drive from Hampshire Court 

Navigate the treetops in Southampton with Go Ape. Not for the faint-hearted, do you have what it takes to get from one side of the course to the other? Once you get the hang of it, there’s even extra challenges you can take on.   

Perfect for: A family day out  


West Green House Gardens 
21 minute drive from Hampshire Court 

The gardens at West Green House are truly a sight to behold. Every spring a 190m river of irises blooms, crossing five bridges dripping with wisteria – you won’t see anything like it elsewhere.   

Perfect for: Green-fingered guests  


Basing House
5 minute drive from Hampshire Court 

Although he didn’t die at Basing, Oliver Cromwell’s ghost is said to haunts this old Tudor house. His ghost is said to frequent the original Tudor barn, so perhaps you’ll get lucky (or unlucky!) and spot him lurking.  

Perfect for: Ghost hunters  


Odiham Treasure Hunt 
16-minute drive from Hampshire Court 

Go on a treasure hunt and see the sights of the town while you also solve the mystery of the buried treasure. You’ll get to see the very best of Odiham, including the monuments and all the beautiful sites as you go.  

Perfect for: A sunny day