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{"LocationDetails":{"Id":539,"Name":"Hampshire","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eOur guide to holiday cottages\u0026nbsp;in Hampshire\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWith the kind of scenery that reminds its visitors how much fun being outdoors can be, Hampshire makes the perfect playground for the families, the frazzled and the explorers amongst you. Much of the county inspired Jane Austen, and even if you don\u0026rsquo;t feel the need to put pen to paper and create a masterpiece you\u0026rsquo;ll feel reinvigorated yourself within hours of arriving.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe New Forest has changed little since the days when it was a royal hunting ground, and deer, ponies and cattle still wander the landscape freely making it a unique place to spend time.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThings to do in Hampshire\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eOn summer days, head to Hayling Island Beach \u0026ndash; a beautiful, blue flag hot spot, boasting shingle banks and sand dunes. Build sandcastles on the sand, relax with a good book or enjoy an ice cream as you watch the soaring waves. The bright beach huts add a pop of colour while the nearby cafes and coffee shops will keep you refuelled.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;re a keen cyclist, The New Forest offers stunning cycle trails that\u0026rsquo;ll take you through some superb scenery. With routes for beginners and advanced cyclists, all the family can enjoy a ride here. There\u0026rsquo;s over 100 miles of trails with tracks taking you between 3 miles and 21 miles. As you ride, you\u0026rsquo;ll be surrounded by beautiful woodland \u0026ndash; you might even spot a pony or two.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHampshire \u003c/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eAttractions\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eBeachlands Par 3 Golf Course is bound to please several members of your holiday group. If you fancy something different than the beach, then this is the place to be. Sitting on the sea front, so you still get the opportunity to breathe in that soothing, fresh sea air, this golf course welcomes those of all ages. There are 9 holes as well as a pretty golf house and the course has welcomed many big names over the past few years. If you don\u0026rsquo;t have your own equipment, don\u0026rsquo;t worry as you can borrow clubs and balls on arrival.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eBeaulieu National Motor Museum is one of the best attractions in the area. This perfect day out showcases hundreds of classic cars and motorcycles. You\u0026rsquo;ll also get to see some of the vehicles shown on Top Gear. Get to know more about motoring through the centuries as well as exhibits featuring some of the most exquisite cars in history.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eShare your excitement at Funland Amusement Park. No matter what the weather is like, this is a day out you\u0026rsquo;ll adore. With rides for all ages, you\u0026rsquo;ll be spoilt for choice. We love the Beaver Creek log ride, Helter Skelter, Drop Ride and Wild Billy\u0026rsquo;s Runaway Mine Train. The little ones in your family will adore Kidz Kingdom while the older members will like the three roller coasters and other amazing rides that the park has to offer. If you fancy a break from the park, the nearby beach is the ideal place for rest and relaxation.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRestaurants in Hampshire\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eFoodies will enjoy The Maypole Inn. This impressive, traditional pub boasts a friendly welcome and delicious homemade food. With a loyal following, you can be sure that its incredible food will tempt your taste buds. We love the baked camembert as a starter as well as a refreshing glass of wine. In summer, enjoy your meal in the garden or if you\u0026rsquo;re visiting in cooler times, you can warm up by the roaring fire.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Rising Sun is another stunning country pub with fantastic reviews. It\u0026rsquo;s the perfect place to enjoy a break after a trip to the New Forest. \u0026nbsp;The homely interiors are highly welcoming, while the mouth-watering dishes are more than enough to quench your appetite. As well as traditional pub food, there are plenty of vegetarian options. Children will love the outdoor playground and if you have a furry friend, bring them along as dogs are more than welcome here.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you fancy a little snack or tea break during the day, head to the Mad Hatters Tea Room. Well-known for their amazing breakfasts, this caf\u0026eacute; is a great place to stop for a cup of coffee and slice of cake. The cosy welcome and friendly but professional service is an extra addition to look out for. If you want to take a little something back to your friends and family, don\u0026rsquo;t forget to visit the gift shop inside.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Alias":"hampshire","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/emily.judge/2018/11/Hampshire.jpg/carousel.jpg","PointOfInterests":[{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Hurst Castle","Body":"\u003cp\u003eHurst Castle is an English Heritage attraction, and it\u0026rsquo;s a defensive castle built by Henry VIII at the end of a long shingle spit. The castle stands so far out into the Solent that it\u0026rsquo;s under a mile from the Isle of Wight, so as you can imagine the views are unrivalled and it\u0026rsquo;s a beautiful spot to spend time and explore.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe castle was cleverly built in just the right position to defend the Solent\u0026rsquo;s western approach and it was completed all the way back in 1544. Try to imagine how Charles I would have felt whilst imprisoned inside before his execution in London in 1648, and how the castle once looked before it was updated during the Napoleonic wars. Exhibits include the Garrison Theatre, the Trinity House lighthouse exhibition and the display room dedicated to the Association of Lighthouse Keepers.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe castle may look sleepy these days but it was used as recently as the Second World War. The site was constantly manned with coastal gun batteries and searchlights to detect enemy activity as early as possible in case of invasion. There\u0026rsquo;s a tea room nearby and dogs are welcome throughout the site on leads so this is a popular spot for some time out as well as to enjoy spectacular views across the Solent.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eHurst Castle opens to the public between April and November.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.7067,"LocationLongitude":-1.5512,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/04/Hurst Castle.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"hampshire/lymington/hurst-castle","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/04/Hurst Castle.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Sea Water Baths","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe Sea Water Baths in Lymington are a little slice of nostalgia and serious fun. The baths are the oldest open air swimming pools in the whole of the UK and they\u0026rsquo;ve managed to retain all the charm of the traditional seaside pool yet become one of the town\u0026rsquo;s most popular family attractions.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe water baths first opened in 1833, and aside from the fact that their waters include natural minerals to give health a bit of a boost they\u0026rsquo;re a great way to enjoy swimming in fresh sea water without taking the plunge into the open sea (always a reassuring option for parents of children keen to bathe). The water baths couldn\u0026rsquo;t have been placed in a more scenic spot, and if you take some time out from doing lengths or watching your kids enjoy the inflatables you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to enjoy views across the Solent to the Isle of Wight in the distance.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe baths were awarded a Grade 2 listed status back on 2012, so they\u0026rsquo;re future looks set to be protected and they remain on of the most historic pastimes on the Hampshire coast. There\u0026rsquo;s plenty of room, so whether you prefer to squeeze in some serious lengths during your swim or let the kids enjoy the water toys you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to enjoy yourselves without disturbing others.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.7643,"LocationLongitude":-1.53751,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/04/BOY POOL.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"hampshire/lymington/the-sea-water-baths","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/04/BOY POOL.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Beaulieu National Motor Museum ","Body":"\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll find one of the UK\u0026rsquo;s most infamous family attractions just a ten minute drive from Lymington, and that\u0026rsquo;s the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu. The museum isn\u0026rsquo;t only home to hundreds of classic cars and motorcycles, but it also showcases some of the most famous cars and vehicles to have graced the silver screen - not to mention World of Top Gear.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eFans of the show can finally see just whet became of the Reliant Robin rocket, the Alpha / Saab stretch limo and the amphibious Toyota once Jeremy and his pals had finished experimenting with them - they ended up at Beaulieu.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe museum tells the tale of motoring through the centuries, and thanks to its stunning collection of cars and unique setting it\u0026rsquo;s the kind of day out that keeps every member of the family fascinated from start to finish. The museum enables motoring enthusiasts to get right up close to some of the most famous cars in history, including the record breaking Bluebird and (wait for it\u0026hellip;) Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe National Motor Museum also includes the Motorsport Gallery, Jack Tucker\u0026rsquo;s Garage and Wheels \u0026ndash; and each exhibit has been carefully designed to engage visitors of all ages. Jack Tucker\u0026rsquo;s Garage has won award after award for its attention to detail and perfect demonstration of a classic 1930\u0026rsquo;s garage. Every artefact inside is genuine and they\u0026rsquo;ve been collected over more than twenty five years to create a nostalgic glimpse into the past.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eMake sure you leave time for Wheels, a family-friendly ride that takes visitors on a journey through the ages of motoring\u0026hellip;and it leaves them with a preview into the future of the industry.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.825,"LocationLongitude":-1.45355,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2015/02/classic car.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"hampshire/lymington/beaulieu-national-motor-museum","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2015/02/classic car.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Beaulieu Palace House and Gardens","Body":"\u003cp\u003eAfter roaming your way through centuries of motoring history visitors can take some time to explore Beaulieu Palace House and Gardens. The historic house was once the gatehouse to Beaulieu Abbey and it dates all the way back to the 13\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e century. Still owned by the Montagu family, the house, gardens and abbey welcome visitors and still offer an insight into what life was really like for the monks and the families who have called the house and abbey home over the centuries.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eBeaulieu House is surrounded by the kind of sprawling lawns you only tend to see in films these days, and the pathways invite visitors to spend time strolling beside the river before they finish exploring the sites. It\u0026rsquo;s still easy to see the evidence of the home\u0026rsquo;s monastic roots, and there\u0026rsquo;s a welcoming atmosphere throughout that makes taking in the family treasures and artefacts a pleasure. Palace House is still very much a family home, so apart from the odd ghostly sighting visitors can expect to be greeted by a warm atmosphere that\u0026rsquo;s rare in historic homes.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eBeaulieu Abbey was founded by Cistercian monks in 1204, and it\u0026rsquo;s still possible to enjoy a walk through the cloisters they once called home and the herb garden where they spent many an hour growing herbs to use as medicines and cooking ingredients. Henry VIII destroyed a large section of the abbey, but that doesn\u0026rsquo;t stop its remains from wowing visitors.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.8215,"LocationLongitude":-1.45007,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/04/Beaulieu Abbey.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"hampshire/lymington/beaulieu-palace-house-and-gardens","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/04/Beaulieu Abbey.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Lymington Nature Reserve","Body":"\u003cp\u003eLymington Nature Reserve covers 500 acres, connecting the mouth of Lymington River with the nearby village of Keyhaven. The reserve follows the Solent Way, so many walkers opt to follow the route and make the most of the opportunity to get a closer view of the marshes and the species that call them home but don\u0026rsquo;t worry if you fancy walking a slightly different route as there are some picturesque circular walks to try out too.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe reserve\u0026rsquo;s open to the public all year round, and it\u0026rsquo;s one of those places that manages to feel peaceful (and look beautiful) during every season. Look out for the collection of lagoons that sit just inside the sea wall as they support all kinds of plants and animals thanks to the low levels of salinity in the water. Far from being just pretty pools, they\u0026rsquo;re some of the country\u0026rsquo;s most significant and they house species such as Lagoon Shrimp, Starlet Sea anemone and Foxtail Stonewart.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eMost of the pathways throughout the nature reserve are firm and even, so no matter which of the circular walks you opt for when exploring it you should find The Keyhaven Marsh loop is one of the most popular with walkers and cyclists and it\u0026rsquo;s best started at Fishtail Lagoon car park.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.7481,"LocationLongitude":-1.53399,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/04/The New Forest.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"hampshire/lymington/lymington-nature-reserve","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/04/The New Forest.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Thomas Tripp","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThomas Tripp has a reputation for serving food that has visitors returning as soon as they can, and as dogs are welcome too it\u0026rsquo;s a good choice if you\u0026rsquo;ve been walking and just need to relax for awhile. The pub has a garden to its rear for those of you who prefer to make the most of a sunny day (well who doesn\u0026rsquo;t let\u0026rsquo;s be honest?!) and the menu may not have the most extensive selection of meals but the reviewers all mention one thing \u0026ndash; the steaks are amazing.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eFrom the bloom-filled hanging baskets that adorn the front of the pub to the cosy, simple d\u0026eacute;cor, there\u0026rsquo;s a homely feel to Thomas Tripp that makes travellers feel as if they can relax and take their time. You can reserve a table in advance if you\u0026rsquo;re going to be dining and the menu caters for vegetarians as well as meat eaters \u0026ndash; in fact we have it on very good authority that this is one of the best places in Lymington for a veggie selection so bear it in mind if you have special requirements.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eChildren are welcome inside and out so there\u0026rsquo;s a family atmosphere to the pub , and if you take the kids along make sure they don\u0026rsquo;t miss out on the sticky toffee pudding\u0026hellip;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.7338,"LocationLongitude":-1.77618,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/01/steak.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"hampshire/lymington/thomas-tripp","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/01/steak.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"La Churreria","Body":"\u003cp\u003eLa Churreria is one of those unassuming little restaurants that are easily missed but \u0026ndash; here\u0026rsquo;s how impressive it is - those who find it always take to TripAdvisor to make sure that others don\u0026rsquo;t miss out. The bistro specialises in hot and cold tapas, and every dish and sauce is cooked on the premises from scratch using authentic ingredients that give the menu the wow factor.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe staff have a passion for serving genuine Spanish cuisine and it shines through every dish, and there\u0026rsquo;s a children\u0026rsquo;s menu for younger diners too. If you\u0026rsquo;re not too sure what to go for on your first visit we can recommend the paella as it has something of a reputation with the TripAdvisor reviewers.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eSunny Saturdays see the bistro serving the paella al fresco in the courtyard, so if you don\u0026rsquo;t manage to reserve a table for during your visit to Lymington (it\u0026rsquo;s best to reserve around a fortnight in advance for an evening meal) you\u0026rsquo;ll still be able to try a little taste of Spain while you explore the town. Make sure you try the hot chocolate as it\u0026rsquo;s created using the best-selling brand from Spain, if you fancy a light snack it goes beautifully with the Churros (Spanish-style donuts).\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.7594,"LocationLongitude":-1.53974,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/01/tapas.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"hampshire/lymington/la-churreria","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/01/tapas.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"New Forest Guided Walks","Body":"\u003cp\u003eIf you want to walk the New Forest and you\u0026rsquo;re not quite sure where to start then a guided walk\u0026rsquo;s a great way to start exploring this colourful national park. The walks are guided by local experts who know everything there is to know about the landscape and the wildlife that calls it home, and walks come in various levels of difficulty so they suit every type of walker.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you fancy walking as a family or small group you can hire one of the park\u0026rsquo;s private guides and tailor a route to suit you although the organised walking events are easier on the holiday budget (and the picnic walks are one of the nicest ways to experience the area). The walking picnics are every bit as quaint as they sound and they\u0026rsquo;re held regularly throughout the year. The picnics even include fresh local produce so you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to sample some of the county\u0026rsquo;s produce on your day out exploring its scenery\u0026hellip;see they\u0026rsquo;ve thought of everything!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eMany of the walks are organised by official New Forest rangers (and let\u0026rsquo;s face it, you won\u0026rsquo;t find a guide who knows the area better than one of these guys) and they work hard to make the walks great fun for all ages.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.8768,"LocationLongitude":-1.6316,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/08/bluebells.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"hampshire/new-milton-barton-on-sea/new-forest-guided-walks","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/08/bluebells.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The House Martin Pub and Restaurant","Body":"\u003cp\u003eAsk a random Barton-On-Sea resident for the most firmly established local venue and most of them will give you the same answer: The House Martin. Only minutes away from the sea front, this lovely combination of pub and restaurant offers you everything that you could wish for, whether going out for lunch, dinner or just a drink in the evening.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eTheir reputation of great hospitality is well-known throughout the region and you will instantly know why once you enter the front door and step into the welcoming wooden interior. As a family business, the House Martin maintains exceptionally close relations with regional producers, guaranteeing only ingredients of genuine quality being used to create a well-balanced selection of fresh, unpretentious, seasonal dishes.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAs if that wasn\u0026rsquo;t reason enough, the House Martin is one of the exclusive pubs belonging to regional family brewery Hall and Woodhouse, so don\u0026rsquo;t miss out on their award-winning Badger beers, brewed with an experience of over 230 years.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.7453,"LocationLongitude":-1.67269,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/PINT IN PUB.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"hampshire/new-milton-barton-on-sea/the-house-martin-pub-and-restaurant","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/PINT IN PUB.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Fossil Beds","Body":"\u003cp\u003eNow, gather the kids and get your fossil hunting hats on during a stay in Barton-on-Sea, as the stretch of coastline between the resort and Highcliffe is renowned for its fossils. The Barton clay in this section of the cliffs becomes exposed at the hands of the elements throughout the year, and that means lots of opportunity to have a wander and try your luck at finding a 40 million year old piece of local history.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eVisit on the right day and you may just see the fossils of prehistoric shells, shark teeth and ray teeth jutting from the cliffs, and whatever you discover you\u0026rsquo;ll have great fun trying for a few hours. It\u0026rsquo;s easiest to access this section of the beach from the Highcliffe end as there\u0026rsquo;s a car park and an even footpath that leads down to the foot of the cliffs.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you visit during a period when the weather\u0026rsquo;s been fine then start by looking around the foot of the cliffs, but if you plan your hunt for a day when the weather\u0026rsquo;s been a little rough have a look on the sand as you walk along the beach as fossils are often thrown loose from the cliffs during stormy weather.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.7377,"LocationLongitude":-1.68873,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/JosephG/2013/05/fossil.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"hampshire/new-milton-barton-on-sea/the-fossil-beds","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/JosephG/2013/05/fossil.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Beachcomber Cafe and Restaurant","Body":"\u003cp\u003eGlorious sea views and delicious delights for the palate \u0026ndash; what more could you ask for when spending your day in the lovely coastal village of Barton-on-Sea? Well, a visit to the Beachcomber Caf\u0026eacute; \u0026amp; Restaurant offers you both at the same time. This is a popular place to go for a full English to get your day started or a tea cake in the afternoon, and the views are spectacular.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eLocated right on the cliff tops overlooking the sea all the way to the Isle of Wight, the maritime atmosphere is \u0026nbsp;visible both inside and outside in the grassy garden. Besides the mouth-watering choice of cakes, coffees, teas and ice creams, they also serve lunch and dinner making the Beachcomber Caf\u0026eacute; a great alternative to the local pubs as well as a relaxing spot to take your time over a drink.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIn short, this caf\u0026eacute; is a great destination or stopover for you and your whole family. The \u0026nbsp;garden is completely fenced so you can let your children enjoy the sea breeze and sunshine outside on the large lawn, and dogs are welcome too.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.7358,"LocationLongitude":-1.66332,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/james.lund/2013/08/gastro food.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"hampshire/new-milton-barton-on-sea/beachcomber-cafe-and-restaurant","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/james.lund/2013/08/gastro food.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Vetiver","Body":"\u003cp\u003eVetiver is every inch the sophisticated English restaurant, with an elegant d\u0026eacute;cor and intimate dining spaces it makes for a special spot for a meal during a stay in the New Forest. 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