Local Interest

Tourist Attractions

Hampshire has plenty of tourist attractions to list from historic castles to thrilling touring car racing! here is a map to give you an idea on where we are located and what is on our door step!

Highclere Castle - www.highclerecastle.co.uk

Highclere Castle is the home of the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon and also features as Downton Abbey, the hugely successful drama series with over 11 million viewers in the UK and now shown in over 100 countries around the world.

Stonehenge - click for website

For an unforgettable family day out, visit the World Heritage Site of Stonehenge.  Located near Salisbury in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside, it is a highlight of the South West.

Hawk Conservancy - www.hawk-conservancy.org

The Hawk conservation charity and award winning visitor centre that has for many years worked in the fields of conservation, education, rehabilitation and the research of birds of prey.

Set in 22 acres of woodland and wildflower meadow, there are over 150 birds of prey on view, from the tiny Pygmy Owl to the impressive Steller's Sea Eagles! Many of these birds are involved in our spectacular daily flying demonstrations, whilst others are part of important breeding or environmental enrichment projects.

Thruxton Motor sport Centre - www.thruxtonracing.co.uk

Racing cars and super bike racing track, see website for racing days and experience days!

Winchester Cathedral - www.winchester-cathedral.org.uk

For over a thousand years, people have come to seek inspiration in this magnificent Cathedral.

Salisbury Cathedral -www.salisburycathedral.org.uk

For over 750 years pilgrims have come to Salisbury to seek inspiration in the glory and peace of the building and surrounding Cathedral Close

Broadlands - www.broadlandsestates.co.uk

Broadlands is well remembered as a royal honeymoon pad, and who can blame them? They must have felt very much at home. The house has had a major overhaul and if you fancy a spot of guiding you will be welcomed with open arms.

Places to Eat and Drink

The George Inn - opposite May Cottage, Thruxton

A lovely 18th Century Inn standing in the middle of our village. It is open for lunches and evening meals all freshly prepared. Enjoy a quality Cask Ale or a bottle of fine wine on the Mediterranean Style Patio, or absorb the atmosphere in the large pretty Beer Garden.


White Horse - www.whitehorsethruxton.co.uk

Situated just a short walk from May Cottage, this thatched, grade II listed building benefits from a tasteful refurbishment. The pub offers a contemporary mix of colours, combined with the building's original features, to create a venue with character and a sophisticated atmosphere.

Enjoy a drink in the bar area with leather high backed bar stools and caramel leather sofas to relax on, before a meal in the restaurant. The bistro-style dishes are prepared to order, using fresh and often local ingredients

Pink Olive - www.pinkoliverestaurant.com

Indian restaurant approx 10 minute drive


Hawk Inn, Amport - www.hawkinnamport.co.uk

The Hawk has a number of beautiful light and airy adjoining rooms with an informal interior bathed in natural sunlight. Our private dining room can accommodate 20 seated or 30 standing. The sandstone terrace has stunning views across the field to Pill Hill brook. At the heart of The Hawk, we are offering modern British food complemented by an impressive selection of ales, fine wines and seasonal cocktails.

Black Swan, Monxton - www.theblackswanmonxton.co.uk

The Black Swan is a focal point for the community in an idyllic rural location with a charming riverside setting. The Black Swan itself dates from at least 1662. Using locally sourced products and a Head Chef with 20 years experience we cater for anything from a quick pub lunch, an intimate dinner for two, an office party, business lunches or family occasions.

The Black Swan has a reputation for great food, well kept local real ales and a comprehensive wine list complimenting our fabulous food menu perfectly.

01264 771241