From Shakespeare to Conan Doyle, this southern county has known the poets and storytellers of England’s past.
Hampshire County, rolling wooded hills preside over a rich agricultural landscape punctuated by picturesque villages. It is essentially a rural county, where stately homes and bustling market towns reflect the land's fecundity. For centuries Hampshire also has been fertile soil for many of England's greatest writers: Austen, Dickens, Trollope, Keats and Conan Doyle, to name a few. Today its meandering byways invite the visitor on a literary sojourn to locales associated with these celebrated authors.