In The Spotlight - The Directory Group

In the spotlight

Petersfield’s prominent place at the heart of the South Downs National Park was in the spotlight during a special open morning at Petersfield Tourist Information Centre to mark English Tourism Week.

Many of the fantastic attractions and entertainments the district had to offer attended the event, with stalls for the Watercress Line, Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Hollycombe Steam Fair and Butser Ancient Farm. They were joined by groups and organisations such as the Winton Players and Petersfield Theatre Group, Alton Chamber of Commerce, Alton Town Council, Grayshott Pottery and Bedales Theatre.

Among those in attendance was East Hampshire MP Damian Hinds, who commented: “There’s a massive variety of attractions in East Hampshire. There’s lots for families in the area to do, you never need have a weekend without something to do here. Tourism is already an important part of our local economy and I’m sure it will become an increasingly important part of our future.”

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