In South East England, Hampshire is a ceremonial county, surrounded by Berkshire to the north, Surrey and West Sussex to the east, the Isle of Wight across the Solent to the south, Dorset to the west, and Wiltshire to the north-west. The county's largest settlement is Southampton, and the historical city of Winchester proudly holds the title of county town. From the stately Highclere Castle, renowned as the home of Downton Abbey, to the iconic Spinnaker Tower gracing Portsmouth's skyline, the county is home to a great selection of top notch attractions. It is here where Bombay Gin is crafted, and it's also a place where literary history comes alive – the very ground where Jane Austen lived, wrote her timeless novels, and now rests in peace. As you travel through Hampshire's terrain, from historic cities to scenic coastlines, you'll find a county that merges heritage and hot spots, in the rich narrative of this captivating slice of South East England.