The perfect place for a weekend getaway
Set in the Test Valley between Andover and Romsey, surrounded by rolling countryside, Stockbridge is a charming Hampshire market town ideal for those looking for some peace and quiet. The chalk streams of the River Test flow under the high street, which is lined with plenty of specialist and independent boutiques, quirky cafes and traditional pubs. You're also within easy reach of Winchester, Salisbury and the New Forest, making it the perfect place for an extended weekend break.
Spend a sunny day in Stockbridge's gardens
If the weather's nice, why not explore the best of Stockbridge's stunning gardens? The Houghton Lodge Gardens, sweeping up from the banks of the River Test, boast a huge 14 acres of land. In the vast estate you'll find walled gardens, fruit trees and a lush herbacious border to admire. Nearby, the Longstock Water Gardens are well-known for their seven acres of tranquil natural beauty. Situated on the Waitrose farm estate, they've been named the finest water gardens in the world by the International Water Lily Society.
Explore a century of military aircraft history
The exciting Museum of Army Flying promises an excellent day out for kids and adults alike. Showcasing 140 years of military aviation history, the award-winning museum houses aircraft from World War One, as well as featuring plenty of interactive exhibitions detailing the lives of pilots through the decades. Looking for a cheap hotel Near Stockbridge? Travelodge Andover hotel sits just north of the town outside Andover. Or stay in Travelodge's Amesbury Stonehenge hotel outside Salisbury.