When it came to tourism, Hampshire in northern England was the only place where it was worth visiting for its beautiful scenery and stunning scenery, according to the tourism board.
According to figures released by the tourism agency this week, Hampshire had recorded its first ever tourist season in July this year with a record number of visitors visiting, with a total of 5,000 people visiting the county.
Tourism board chief executive, Mark McVeigh said Hampys tourism board was thrilled with the figures showing a record growth in visitors.
This is a great sign for tourism in the country.
It’s an incredible statistic,” he said.
The tourist board said the figures also showed that tourism from the north was now worth around £500,000 a year.
Hampshire is located in the county of Gloucestershire and has a population of around 2,200 people, with another 200 people living in the nearby villages of Llanwern and Rangnogeryn.
In 2016, the number of tourists visiting Hamps increased by 7.6 per cent, while the number visiting from the south rose by 3.1 per cent.
Visitors from England, Wales and Scotland spent around £1.3 billion on visits to Hampsea, while those from Scotland spent £1 billion, according the tourism commission.