Visiting Hampshire and staying close to Andover
The town is a draw for nature watchers and walkers, with the Test Way walking trail and the Hawk Conservancy Trust (with over 150 different birds of prey) well worth exploring. The Chantry shopping centre is the main retail therapy area, with almost 60 shops, and there are some interesting independently-owned shops around the town. The cottage holiday maker will find plenty of wonderful, locally-sourced produce for mealtimes, and for a break from the kitchen there are several friendly and welcoming restaurants in the immediate vicinity. Both the Lights and the Fairground Craft and Design Centre offer the creative mind a great day out (kids will love the two places).