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Hampshire Historic and Architectural Properties and Gardens

Castles, Abbeys, Churches, Houses, Estates and Gardens, Industrial Heritage attractions and museums  (English Heritage / National Trust / others)

Along with the attractions listed on this page you may also find places of interest on the Hampshire Attractions and Nature pages. We suggest that you also visit the pages for the neighbouring counties to see what else there is in the area.

We support ‘Accessible Countryside for Everyone’ in providing a brief guide as to the access / facilities for the sites listed, where we have them.

 

Basing House (ruin) - Hampshire County Council -  museum Tudor and Elizabethan Basing, formal garden, events  - accessible toilets and baby changing facilities at the Visitor Centre
www3.hants.gov.uk/museum/basing-house

 

Beaulieu Abbey - Formerly the 13th century Great Gatehouse of Beaulieu Abbey, Palace House is set in glorious grounds and gardens with immaculate spreading lawns and walkways overlooking the Beaulieu River also National Motor Museum - Disabled & Pushchair friendly / baby changing see website
www.beaulieu.co.uk

 

Breamore House & Countryside Museum - Elizabethan Manor House - Fordingbridge - The Hulse family - Disabled friendly / facilities but some restricted wheelchair access see website
www.breamorehouse.com

 

Broadlands - Palladian-style mansion, gardens - Lord and Lady Brabourne - Romsey - we have no disabled access info for this site
www.broadlandsestates.co.uk and www.visit-hampshire.co.uk

 

Chawton House - house and garden, home of Jane Austen's Brother Edward, collection of women's writing in English from 1600 to 1830 - Limited disabled access, ground floor Library Reading Room, the Great Hall, Dining Room, Old Kitchen, and Library Terrace Gardens.
www.chawtonhouse.org

 

Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway - The Gardens are a spectacular 200 acre (100 hectare) site, world-famous for the Rothschild Collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and rare trees and shrubs - Rothschild family - Disabled friendly / facilities please see website
www.exbury.co.uk

 

Gilbert White’s House & Garden - Selborne - house, garden and park  Antarctic exhibition dedicated to Captain Oates, courses, exhibitions - ground floor of the house, the Tea Parlour and shop are all level access or ramped access no wheelchair access to 1st floor Oates Gallery and Gilbert White’s bedchamber
www.gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk

 

Hinton Ampner - Elegant country house with highly distinctive gardens - National Trust - Bramdean near Alresford - Disabled friendly / facilities & baby changing but restricted wheelchair access see website
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hinton-ampner

 

Houghton Lodge & Gardens - Stockbridge - Gardens and Hydroponicum are open to the general public from 1st March to 31st October, group visits by appointment to the 18th Grade II* Historic House - There is full access to The Tea House, Hydroponic Greenhouse, Conservatory and WalledKitchen Garden (although there are gravel paths) suggested route for buggies and wheelchairs -
www.houghtonlodge.co.uk

 

Medieval Merchants House - John Fortin, a merchant who traded with Bordeaux, started building this house c. 1290. A residence and place of business, it stood on one of the busiest streets in medieval Southampton - English Heritage - Southampton - no wheelchire access
www.english-heritage.org.uk

 

Mottisfont - A romantic house and gallery set in beautiful riverside gardens - National Trust - Romsey - Disabled friendly / facilities & baby changing but restricted wheelchair access see website
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/mottisfont

 

Sandham Memorial Chapel - World famous chapel containing Stanley Spencer's visionary paintings - National Trust - Newbury - Disabled friendly / facilities & baby changing but restricted wheelchair access see website
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sandham-memorial-chapel

 

The Grange at Northington - Set like a lakeside temple in a landscaped park, The Grange at Northington is the foremost example of the Greek Revival style in England - English Heritage - we have no disabled access info for this site
www.english-heritage.org.uk

 

The Vyne - Surrounded by beauty... steeped in history - National Trust - Basingstoke - Disabled friendly / facilities & baby changing but restricted wheelchair access see website
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/vyne

 

 

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