5 celebs who attended Hampshire schools

Did you know these 5 celebrities attended schools in Hampshire?

Where did they go to school and what is there to do in that area? We've got it all covered here.

1. Kirstie Allsopp

Television presenter Kirstie Allsopp, best known for presenting Channel 4's Location, Location, Location and Kirstie’s Homemade Christmas reportedly attended Bedales near Petersfield.

Petersfield is 20 miles from Winchester and there you find the  glorious Peterfield Lake. There are birds and other widlife on the and in the lake, beautiful walks as well as a children's playground and even rowing boats you can hire to explore the lake further

2. Jon Snow

Journalist Jon Snow, best known for being the longest running presenter of Channel 4 news, won a choral scholarship from Winchester Cathedral and spent five years at the Pilgrims' School. 

Winchester Cathedral is one of the finest medieval cathedrals in Europe, nestled at the heart of historic Winchester. It has been a place of worship and welcome for over 900 years and is one of the most historically significant buildings in Britain.

3. Amanda Holden

Actress and Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden, was born in Portsmouth, spending much of her childhood in Bishop's Waltham where she attended nearby Swanmore Secondary School. 

Bishops Waltham is 11 miles from Winchester and there you'll find Bishops Waltham Palace, the remains of a grand medieval residence dating from the 12th and 14th centuries. Includes a Great Hall, a three-story tower and a moat that once encircled the palace and grounds. 

4. Elizabeth Hurley

Actress and model Elizabeth Hurley attended Harriet Costello School in Basingstoke where she was born 

Basingstoke is 20 miles from Winchester where you can immerse yourself in the past at Milestones, Hampshire’s museum of living history. Explore the museum’s streets, shops and buildings to discover how people used to live, buy a ration of sweets from the 1940s sweet shop, view the unique collection of vintage vehicles and have a go in the penny arcade! 

5. Rishi Sunak

The former UK Chancellor of the Exchequer and recent Conservative Party leadership candidate, Rishi Sunak, was head boy at Winchester College.  

The Great Hall in Winchester is one of the finest surviving medieval aisled halls of the 13th century and is all that remains of Winchester Castle. The Great Hall is open daily to the public offering a unique historical experience and the chance to see the greatest symbol of medieval mythology: King Arthur's Round Table.

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