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Places to Visit

Here listed alphabetically are some of the fantastic local attractions you may wish to visit.

bathBATH. (1hr 20mins) The Roman Baths, 15century Abbey, Museums, Galleries and Gardens form part of an architectural gem of a city that spans the River Avon. With its shops restaurants and cafes, Bath is vibrant by day and night. If you want the train to take the strain you can go from our local Dunbridge Station.   Beaulieu_Palace_House3BEAULIEU. (35mins) A delightful village in the New Forest, is the home of the Montague family. The National Motor Museum, Abbey and Palace are open every day except Christmas.
broadlandsBROADLANDS. (15mins) Broadlands the historic home of the late Earl Mountbatten of Burma has re-opened after major remedial work. longstockLONGSTOCK WATER GARDENS. (20mins) 70 acres of ornamental gardens including ”the finest water garden in the world” Longstock also boasts a fabulous plant centre. The John Lewis Group offer facilities here at Leckford for their staff and cultivate fruit and mushrooms for their stores.
mottisfordMOTTISFONT ABBEY. (5mins) Mottisfont Abbey beside the River Test contains a private art collection donated by Derek Hill. It also boasts the famous Rex Whistler ”tromp l”oeil” paintings in the drawing room while the original walled garden houses the national collection of old roses. newforestNEW FOREST NATIONAL PARK. (15mins)There are lovely walks to be had in the forest or beside the river – the Beaulieu River tips the edge of this wonderful area of British countryside. Ponies, donkeys and cows roam freely along verges linking together beautiful little villages. Lymington has a wealth of marinas a bustling market on Saturdays and a ferry service to the Isle of Wight.
paultonsPAULTONS PARK. (15mins) Theme park with over 50 attractions and rides including the fantastic Peppa Pig World. For grown ups and small people. A fun day out for all the family. romseyROMSEY. (10mins) A bustling market town (markets Tue. Fri. and Sat) is home to Romsey Abbey a marvellous example of Norman and Early English architecture.The River Test rushes through Sadlers Mill where salmon can be seen leaping on their journey upstream.
sirharoldSIR HAROLD HILLIER GARDENS.  (10mins) The internationally acclaimed gardens created by Sir Harold Hillier feature collections of trees and shrubs which fascinate the whole year round. Gallery, restaurants and gift shop overlooking part of the garden. stockbridgeSTOCKBRIDGE. (15mins) The River Test flows through this delightful Hampshire town, its wide street an abundance of art galleries, outdoor pursuit and gift shops, restaurants and Robinsons the Butchers. The Prince of Wales-Edward V11 used to nip down here for the races bringing his mistress Lillie Langtry with him!!
stonehengeSTONEHENGE. (40mins) Probably the most important prehistoric monument in the whole of Britain, Stonehenge is now listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site. winchesterWINCHESTER AND SALISBURY. (20mins) Famous for their Cathedrals, these ancient cities are linked to each other by the famous Clarendon Way a 24 mile walk passing through the 12 century Clarendon Palace. Both cities have a wealth of historic buildings, museums, restaurants, shops and bustling cafes. Salisbury has a market on Tusdays and Saturdays.We are about an hour from the seaside so what about a Fish and Chips and a ”nice cup of tea” on MUDEFORD BEACH!!

We are privileged to live in this area of Hampshire – we love living here – we know you will love staying here.

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