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The perfect staycation

Staying in the UK for your holiday hasn’t always been a choice over the past two years, but as more and more people realise what wonderful destinations we have right here on our doorstep, it’s no wonder the UK staycation looks set to stay. What we have learned is it’s good to get your stay booked early so you don’t miss out, and be prepared to be amazed at what you didn’t realise was right here.


With a destination as stunning and abundant as Test Valley, it offers the perfect location for days out, weekend breaks, and longer visits. You’ll find something to please everyone, from young explorers to mature tastes. For those visiting from bustling cities and leading busy lives, you’ll find the perfect place to unwind, relax, and recharge. This rural setting is where life slows down and you can enjoy a gentler pace to your day.


Test Valley’s ample outdoor spaces and natural beauty means there is plenty to enjoy out in the fresh air, exploring the great outdoors and avoiding crowded spaces. Walking, horse riding and cycling are fantastic ways to get out and about, stretching those legs and enjoying some quality time with loved ones. With the Test Way offering 44-miles of riverside pathways you’ll certainly not fall short of places to explore, and if you have a four-legged friend in tow they are going to love joining you on a Test Valley adventure.


As well as the peaceful villages that are scattered throughout this countryside, you’ll find some of the best pubs and restaurants in the county, serving fresh, mouthwatering, local

produce. The Mayfly in Stockbridge sits right next to the River Test where you can enjoy

good food and a refreshing drink alongside the picturesque river. The Three Tuns is

just 5-minutes walk from Romsey’s Market Square, offering outdoor seating for those

warm summer months. If you’re looking for an authentic country inn, The Peat Spade is in the picture postcard setting of Longstock village.


Test Valley is also home to many wonderful attractions so you can enjoy days out, including

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Houghton Lodge Gardens, and Romsey Abbey to name a few. Meaning there is plenty to do and something for the whole family to enjoy. Find a wealth of

history in the area and the fascinating past that has shaped the region, from Iron Age forts, to military history, and industrial heritage, it’s a destination of discovery. You’ll leave Test Valley feeling like you’ve treated both mind and body to a wonderful break from day to day life.


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