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Romsey is a small market town on the River Test with a magnificent Abbey Church. The Bus Station is ½ mile from the Rail Station. |

TI King John's House, tel. 01794 512897.

Romsey attractions map

King John's House and Heritage Centre ½ mile

Three historic buildings on one site: the medieval King John's House, a Tudor Cottage and a Victorian Museum with a recreated shop and parlour. Period gardens. Events and exhibitions programme. Tearoom in the Tudor Cottage. Tel. 01794 512200. Free admission to the gardens.
Open M-S 1000-1600.

Romsey Abbey ½ mile

Built as the church for the nuns of a Benedictine Abbey which was dissolved in 1539, this 12th century Abbey Church shows Norman and Early English architecture at its best. Features include a 16th century reredos Tel. 01794 513125.
Open M-S 0915-1800, Sun 1100-1800.

Romsey Signal Box ¼ mile

A fully restored railway signal box, visitors are encouraged to pull the levers and operate the associated equipment. Displays and railway exhibits. Café and picnic tables. Tel. 01794 500523.
Open about twice each month, see website for dates.

Broadlands 1 mile

This former home of the late Lord Mountbatten of Burma is open for guided tours in the summer. The Gardens and grounds are not open to visitors.
Open see website for dates and times of tours.

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens by bus

An extensive garden with a wide range of trees, shrubs and other plants - there is something of interest in all seasons. Features include the Himalayan Valley, Magnolia Avenue, Hydrangea Walk, Azalea Woodland and Winter Garden. Play areas and children's activities. Restaurant, Tearoom and picnic tables. Events programme. Tel. 01794 369318.
Open Daily 1000-1700 (1800 Apr-Oct).
Bus 66 from Bus Station (½ mile from Rail Station) to entrance, 12 minutes journey. M-S hourly, Sun & BH 2-hourly. Note that there are two routes for bus 66 - journeys via Cutforth Way pass the entrance. Operated by Stagecoach. Buses also operate from Winchester.

Paultons Theme Park and Peppa Pig World by bus

A family theme park with many rides and attractions including Peppa Pig World. Gardens. Restaurant, café and food kiosks. Events programme. Tel. 023 8081 4442.
Open Apr-Sep, Daily 1030-1700. Oct-Mar, see website (days and times vary).
Bus X7R from Bus Station (½ mile from Rail Station) to opposite entrance, shortly after the A36 roundabout. 6 minutes journey, M-S infrequent. Some journeys enter the Park, see timetable. Operated by Salisbury Reds. More frequent buses operate from Southampton Central and Totton.

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