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You’ll find a fantastic selection of stately homes and castles with a rich and fascinating heritage in Hampshire.

Stately Homes
The county has been home to some of Britain's greatest historical and literary figures - and the Hampshire houses in which they lived and walked are open for you to enjoy. Among the grand stately homes in Hampshire, don’t miss Stansted Park, near Waterlooville, set in glorious parkland, as well as the more intimate surroundings of Jane Austen's home at Chawton.

The 18th century house at Houghton Lodge on the banks of the River Test is a popular TV and film location. Not to be missed is Gilbert White's House and gardens can be visited in the charming village of Selborne. Walk in the footsteps of Lord and Lady Crawley, Lady Edith, Lady Mary and the staff below stairs at Highclere Castle and Gardens near Newbury, where the popular TV series Downton Abbey was filmed. Stratfield Saye House, which became the Duke of Wellington's country estate in 1817 after his victory at Waterloo, is also well worth a visit.

The National Trust
Hampshire is well represented in the National Trust portfolio, including Mottisfont Abbey and Gardens, Uppark with its fine restored Georgian interiors, the formal gardens at Hinton Ampner and West Green House and Garden near Hook. As well as its beautiful gardens, The Vyne near Basingstoke is a wonderfully preserved Tudor house with its original furniture still intact.

English Heritage
There are plenty of English Heritage locations scattered across the county from The Grange at Northington, a 18th century period property with ancient Greek features. Or Titchfield Abbey built in the 13th century and was once home to Premonstratensian canons

Castles
Hampshire has diverse range of castles, with so much history dating back from hundreds of years ago. Discover the Anglo Saxon Portchester Castle located in Fareham. Or head to the north of the county and see the ruins of Odiham Castle (also known as St King John’s Castle). Hurst Castle on the spit of land on from Milford on Sea is great for spectacular views of the Solent and Isle of Wight.

Winchester is home to mainy ruins of castles, in the heart of the city you can visit the Westgate and The Great Hall, which is home to King Arthurs Round Table. Wolvsey Castle was home to medieval Bishops due to the close vicinity to Winchester Cathedral.

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  1. Charles Dickens' Birthplace Museum

    Portsmouth

    Dates

    From:
    26 Sept 2017to30 Mar 2018
    From:
    31 Mar 2018to1 Oct 2018Various Opening Times
  2. Hurst Castle

    Lymington

    Dates

    From:
    2 Nov 2017to31 Mar 2018Various Opening Times
    From:
    1 Apr 2018to30 Sept 2018Open 10:30 - 17:30
    From:
    1 Oct 2018to31 Oct 2018Open 10:30 - 16:00
  3. Stansted House

    Rowland's Castle

    Dates

    From:
    28 Mar 2018to30 Sept 2018Various Opening Times
  4. The Hospital of St Cross

    Winchester

    Dates

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

    Alresford

    Dates

    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
    From:
    1 Aug 2018to30 Sept 2018Open 10:00 - 18:00
  6. Breamore House and Museum

    Fordingbridge

    Dates

    From:
    29 Mar 2018to31 Oct 2018Various Opening Times
  7. The Vyne

    Basingstoke

    Dates

    From:
    14 Feb 2017to31 Dec 2017Open 10:00 - 17:00
    From:
    1 Jan 2018to13 Feb 2018Open 10:00 - 16:00

    Price

    Price £5.90 to £28.80 Per Ticket
  8. Bishops Waltham Palace

    Winchester

    Dates

    From:
    1 Oct 2017to29 Mar 2018
  9. Westgate Museum

    Winchester

    Dates

    From:
    16 Feb 2018to31 Mar 2018Various Opening Times

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

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  10. Calshot Castle

    Southampton

  11. Uppark House and Garden

    Petersfield

    Dates

    From:
    7 Mar 2017to31 Dec 2017
  12. Odiham Castle

    Hook

    Dates

    From:
    1 Jan 2017to31 Dec 2017Open 09:00 - 17:00