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Situated on the south coast of England, Hampshire is the largest county in the region. It is also the third largest shire county in Britain, even though it has drastically reduced in size when the boundary changes of the Government Act came into effect in 1972. The county has the distinction of being associated closely with the British Army, Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force. Famous British novelists such as Charles Dickens and Jane Austen once called the area home, with numerous sites around the county being associated with these celebrated writers. The New Forest area, Beaulieu Motor Museum and the Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum are popular attractions in the Hampshire.
Several cities such as Winchester and Portsmouth boast high job densities and help make Hampshire a thriving and affluent county. The rate of unemployment in Hampshire is lower than the national average, with prominent companies choosing the county as a preferred business location. IBM and B&Q are two noteworthy brands that have their UK head offices in Hampshire. Other businesses such as real estate agents, retailers, hotels, computer solutions, and manufacturing firms also have a presence in the area.
Entertainment And Dining Out
There is no shortage of entertainment venues in the county of Hampshire. Winchester Theatre and Thornden Hall are home to youth choir and orchestra groups, and stage performances throughout the year. The Anvil in Basingstoke hosts comedy shows, pantomime, pop concerts, ballets, and operas. The Mayflower Theatre guarantees a fun night out, as does The Point in Eastleigh. Verveine Fishmarket Restaurant may not sound like much but it is among the top rated eateries in the county. The excellent seafood that is served here is sure to keep you coming back time and again. International cuisine is well represented in establishments such as The Royal Bengal, Blue Island, Restaurant 29, and Upstairs at the Folly. The Bugle Inn, Waggon and Horses, The Yew Tree, The Herb Pot Bistro, and Lanes are the top rated British restaurants in the area.
Southampton railway station is one of the busiest stations in Hampshire, providing access to hundreds of destinations within the county, as well as several long distance train services throughout the UK. Hampshire is well connected to other parts of the country through major highways and motorways, including the M3 which runs through the middle of the county. National Express is the leading provider for coach services throughout the region. Southampton Airport is the primary airport in the area; it operates both domestic and international locations.