Working and Living in Hampshire

Hampshire, a great place to live and work...

Located on the south coast of England, with excellent transport links, Hampshire offers a choice of rural or city living.

Hampshire offers fascinating history and culture, boasting some of the best urban cities in the south of England, including Winchester, Southampton and Portsmouth. Associated with writers such as Jane Austen and historical figures such as Henry VIII, Hampshire is packed with heritage sites, from the classic and iconic Winchester Cathedral to the modern naval history at the Mary Rose Museum. Or, if you prefer more contemporary entertainment, Hampshire offers a wide range, including festivals, theatrical performances and outdoor events.

The culture, coastline and countryside in Hampshire can provide a variety of different lifestyles:

•  go horse riding, walking and cycling on the many routes found throughout our country parks

• visit theme parks, award-winning museums and explore historic sites across the region

• take part in Hampshire’s thriving sports scene


The county has several world-famous visitor attractions. These include the New Forest’s Exbury Gardens, Beaulieu National Motor Museum and Paultons Park, home of Peppa Pig World and Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard.

Whether it’s a day at a theme park or a stroll along the decks of Admiral Lord Nelson’s HMS Victory, the diversity of Hampshire’s visitor attractions make it a truly unique place to live.

Hampshire is a beautiful place and offers one of the most diverse environments in the UK in which to live, learn and progress your career.

Getting around Hampshire

You can travel to all locations across Hampshire using the excellent road, rail and bus links.

HCC’s Headquarters in Winchester is only a 5-minute walk from the train station. A great value park and ride scheme also takes you into the heart of Winchester.