To provide you with the best experience, cookies are used on this site. Find out more here.

Allow cookies

Whitchurch

Share this with

x

Situated on the  River Test  and surrounded by picturesque rolling countryside, Whitchurch is Hampshire’s smallest town. Early settlements here date from around 400BC, and there is also evidence of a Roman presence with archaeological excavations unearthing ancient tools and pottery. The town has had a church since the 9th century with the present All Hallows building dating from the 1200s.

Much of this charming town is a conservation area and contains many listed and notable buildings. The river has had a significant role in the town’s history, and led to some of its earliest industries with five Mills being built in the area for silk, grain, wool and paper production. Bere Mill was built by the Portals family in the 18th Century and went on to supply paper to the Bank of England. Near the centre of the town is Britain’s only working  Silk Mill, which welcomes visitors. The building dates from 1815 and started producing silk soon afterwards.

There is an attractive waymarked walk known as  The Mill Trail along the River Test which passes five historic mills, including the Silk Mill. River crossings allow short cuts to create walks of 2, 3.5 or 4.5 miles.

The  North Wessex Downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is only a short distance North West of the town. This beautiful countryside is home to Watership Down, immortalised in the famous book of the same name. In fact, the author of Watership Down, Richard Adams, lives in Whitchurch.

Number of results:

Number of results: 7

  1. Bombay Sapphire Distillery

    Whitchurch

    Dates

    From:
    1 Apr 2017to30 Sept 2017Open 10:00 - 20:00
    From:
    1 Oct 2017to31 Mar 2018Open 11:00 - 18:00
  2. Dever Springs

    nr Winchester

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2017to31 Dec 2017Open 08:00 - 17:00
  3. Finkley Down Farm Park

    Andover

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2017to31 Dec 2017Open 10:00 - 18:00
  4. Test Valley 30 mile Circular

    Whitchurch

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2017to31 Dec 2017
  5. The Grange at Northington

    Alresford

    Dates

    From:
    1 Aug 2017to30 Sept 2017Open 10:00 - 18:00
    From:
    1 Nov 2017to31 Mar 2018Open 10:00 - 16:00
    From:
    21 Mar 2018to31 May 2018Open 10:00 - 18:00
    From:
    1 June 2018to31 July 2018Open 10:00 - 15:00
  6. Whitchurch Silk Mill

    Whitchurch

    Dates

    From:
    2 Jan 2017to1 Oct 2017Various Opening Times