Inspired by Portsmouth's maritime heritage, the elegant Spinnaker Tower is a new national icon - a 'must-see' landmark for visitors worldwide, soaring 170 metres above Portsmouth Harbour, with three viewing decks. Take the high speed internal lift and step right out into the best view in the country. Dare you 'walk on air' on the glass floor. Explore the views using interactive touch screens. Back down to earth and shop for souvenirs or talk about your travels over a snack in the Waterfront Café.
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Hampshire’s varied landscape of hills and heaths, downlands and forests, valleys and coast is without rival in southern England. Combine these varied landscapes and terrains with secluded and idyllic villages, complete with thatched and timber-framed cottages and Norman churches, elegant Georgian market towns, historic ports and cities, restored canals and ancient abbeys, forts and castles, and you have a county that is paradise for lovers of the great outdoors.
If you’re a walker, stride out across the high, rolling, chalk downland of the north Hampshire ‘highlands’ with far-reaching views, walk through steep, beech-clad ‘hangers’ close to the Sussex border. Or perhaps take a gentler stroll and meander along peaceful paths through unspoilt river valleys, etched by the sparkling trout streams of the Test, Itchen, Avon and Meon. Alternatively, wander across lonely salt marshes and beside fascinating coastal inlets or, perhaps, explore the beautiful medieval forest and heathland of the New Forest, the jewel in Hampshire’s crown.
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