Mottisfont Abbey and Garden | Day Out With The Kids

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Mottisfont Abbey and Garden

  • Romsey
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Tourist Attractions, Stately Homes and Gardens

Attraction Currently Closed

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Attraction Information

Mottisfont Abbey and Garden is a romantic house converted from a medieval Augustinian priory that still retains the original ‘font' from which it got its name, set in beautiful riverside gardens.

This lovely old house is full of surprises, and framed by rolling lawns, ancient trees, bubbling brooks, walled gardens, and national collection of old fashioned roses. With an all year round art and events programme, there is something for all the family at this special place.

You can find out about the abbey and explore some of the interesting remains, discover the extraordinary painted saloon of Rex Whistler where nothing is as it seems, and explore the beautiful vaulted cellarium!

Kids can learn stories of love and loss, conflict, and creativity in this fantastic place, using the Spotter Trail and Story Map to uncover the mysteries of the house, and become an art expert in the gallery, which has changing exhibitions throughout the year.

The grounds have plenty of delights to enjoy, from the perfectly manicured Lime Walk, to the hidden Ice House, and the Summerhouse. There are also loose boxes in the stables to explore, the potting shed in the walled garden, and the Shepherd's Hut by the beech circle.

If you fancy going a bit further afield, pick up on the Estate Walks to help you and the kids discover the surrounding landscape. Look out for local birds, find fish in the river, and hunt for bugs in grounds that are bursting with life!

Dogs are welcome in most places, but will need to be kept on a short lead at all times. There are dog friendly seating areas that offer shelter from the weather, and water bowls, plus you can even treat your canine friend to a ‘doggy ice cream' from the Ice Cream Parlour!

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Opening hours

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Pricing

General Admission
Adults from £14.30
Kids from £7.15
Family from £35.75

Travel & Contact Information

Address

Mottisfort, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 8NA, England

Phone number

01794 340757

Map

Website

Click here to visit Mottisfont Abbey and Garden's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

There are baby food facilities available.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, Mottisfont Abbey and Garden is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Mottisfont Abbey and Garden has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

Mottisfont Abbey and Garden has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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