About the location
Southampton 7 miles; Winchester 11 miles.
The vibrant Hampshire market town of Romsey can be found on the banks of the picturesque River Test, coveted by fly fisherman as one of the country’s finest chalk fishing streams.
The 44-mile long-distant walk of The Test Way winds past Romsey and many other pretty villages, historic churches and country houses, following the course of the river, down to Eling on Southampton Water.
The centre of Romsey offers visitors a fine selection of shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs to choose from, and a colourful three-day market provides the perfect place to peruse local produce.
A visit to Romsey’s Noman abbey or to the home of the Mountbatten Family at Broadlands is a must.
Nearby, the National Trust’s Mottisfont Abbey sits in attractive riverside gardens and is well worth a day out.
Alternatively, take the short drive to the New Forest National Park, swathed in pretty heathland and grazed by wild ponies, cattle and deer.
Enjoy a spot of retail therapy at Southampton’s West Quay Centre or marvel at the stunning cathedrals at Salisbury or Winchester, each easily accessible.
This charming Hampshire town is situated in a most beautiful part of the south of England, offering plenty of interesting things to see and do, so you are sure to want to return and sample some more!.