Mottisfont Abbey and Garden - Romsey

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Looking for: Historical, Parks & Gardens
Address: Mottisfort Abbey and Garden
Mottisfort
Romsey
Hampshire
Postcode: SO51 8NA
Age Group: All Ages
Kids Activity: Indoors and Outdoors
Telephone: 01794 340757
Website: Click Here

At the heart of this tranquil rural estate is Mottisfont, set in glorious grounds alongside the fast-flowing River Test. There are many layers of history for the visitor to explore, including the Gothic remains of the original 13th-century Augustinian priory. In the mid-20th century the final private owner, society hostess and patron of the arts Maud Russell, used the Abbey as a base for her racy and intriguing life. The River Test is one of the finest chalk streams in the world, and the walled gardens house the National Collection of old-fashioned roses. Note: during the rose season in June weekday and/or evening visits are recommended.

Don't miss
  • Frightful Half-term 24 October to 31 October. Pumpkin carving, Spooky Zoo, broom and hat making. 
  • See Rex Whistler's trompe l'oeil design in the drawing room.
  • 60,000 spring bulbs, roses and late summer borders.

Making the most of your day
A comprehensive events programme runs throughout the year. Enjoy our popular open-air theatre, guided walks and talks, and throughout the school holidays take part in activity days and trails. Dogs: welcome in designated areas and the estate walk

Opening times
Garden, shop, café and gallery
1 Jan - 20 Feb 11 10 - 5 Mo Closed Tuesdays Closed Wednesdays Closed Thursdays Fr Sa Su
4 Nov - 28 Nov 11 10 - 5 Mo Closed Tuesdays Closed Wednesdays Closed Thursdays Fr Sa Su
2 Dec - 19 Dec 11 10 - 5 Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
26 Dec - 31 Dec 11 10 - 5 Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Closed Sundays
Garden, shop, café and house*
21 Feb - 31 Oct 11 10 - 5 Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
KEY: Dark blue=open
Closes dusk if earlier. *House opens 11. Late opening (except house and café) to 8 on 10 to 12, 17 to 19 and 24 to 26 June for roses in the Walled Garden. Last admission 30 minutes before closing.