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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


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


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


Broadlands - Palladian-style mansion, gardens - Lord and Lady Brabourne - Romsey - we have no disabled access info for this site and


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.


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


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


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


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 -


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


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


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


Stratfield Saye House - "Stratfield Saye House has been the elegant, but intimate home to the Dukes of Wellington since 1817. The house and gardens offer an intriguing and informative insight into the life of the Great Duke of Wellington." "View the fascinating collection of paintings and furniture and see the wonderful Wellington Exhibition featuring his magnificent funeral carriage and charting his military and political life." - (Pre-booked Tours Only) - we have no disabled access info for this site


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



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