Things to do at Mottisfont Abbey and Gardens review
Mottisfont National Trust, set in the beautiful, picturesque grounds near to Romsey, Hampshire.
The beautiful grounds, riverside walks, house and art galleries are a great place to spend your day whether that be for a leisurely stroll and picnic along the river or finding out about the historical house – there is lots to keep you busy at Mottisfont.
The beautiful house built in the 18th century with a medieval-style at its heart. This is worth a visit if it is open. Behind the house, you can walk through the rose gardens and you may even stop a vegetable or two growing (depending on the time of year).
There’s a couple of woodland river trails you can follow which take you far into the Mottisfont estate, look out for fish you may be surprised with how big they are! Also as you walk you may see some ducks walking behind you so be careful.
The National Trust oversees the estate they look after 1600 acres of woodland and tenanted farmland in the local area, including Stockbridge Down and Marsh, and Curbridge Nature Reserve. The Mottisfont wider estate is a wonderful place to explore, take a relaxing walk and take in the sights of Hampshire’s most glorious countryside. There’s also a natural play area for the kids including balancing beams and water play.
On-site you can roam at your own pace, let the kids run off some steam on the lawns or even check out the amazing events which are held throughout the summer and seasonal months. In the winter you may even spot some Christmas trees decorated.
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FAQ and Further Information Mottisfont National Trust
Is there food and drink available?
The Old kitchen cafe sells a selection of hot and cold food and drinks.
What are the main things to do?
Beautiful grounds, the house you can look round, rose garden, walks, art gallery, natural play area. Plus toilets and a cafe.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range. An adult ticket is £13.00 and £6.50 for a child. Children under 5 are free. Other pricing options, including family ticket, are available.
Is there parking?
There is free parking.
When are they open?
Mottisfont is open almost all year round, although not all facilities are open every day. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Dogs welcome on short leads at all times outside, excluding the walled gardens and formal lawns behind and in front of the house.
Are they accessible?
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