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Views from my Music School

This album used to be on the Hampshire Guitar Orchestra website

Welcome to my back garden. I'm fortunate that there are some wonderful tourist attractions and some beautiful scenery here in South East Hampshire, whichever way I look.

Hampshire's County Town is Winchester - former capital of the ancient region of Wessex, and home to Hampshire County Council. Indeed, the best single source of information about Hampshire is, without a doubt, their massive website Hantsweb.

If you're visiting our site from afar, our photos will give you a little taster of this corner of England.

If you're from overseas enjoy the pronunciation delights of Hampshire with our popup poem!

Hampshire through the year...

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Idsworth Church St Thomas Church Stansted House
Idsworth Church - January Bedhampton Church - January Stansted House - May

Exbury Gardens, New Forest, Hampshire Emsworth - view out to sea Portsmouth Harbour
Exbury Gardens - May Emsworth Harbour - July Portsmouth Harbour - July

Havant Privett and its copper beech tree Petersfield Lake
Sunrise over Havant - October A special copper Beech - October A frozen Petersfield Lake - December

Do you have a head for heights?

See my Spinnaker Tower photos from Portsmouth's elegant tower

See some of these photos and many more set to Elizabethan Serenade, played by the Hampshire Guitar Orchestra (hago) in our scenic video


When I formed hago it was originally called the Havant Area Guitar Orchestra. There's a whistle-stop tour of Havant and a cheesy bonus featured about Bedhampton UFOs and the world's smallest shopping centre, in the Museum here...