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Attractions in Test Valley

Attractions in Test Valley

Things to do in the Test Valley

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With a mixture of scenic countryside, quaint villages, lively towns and an abundance of attractions there is a whole host of things to do in the Test Valley. Get outdoors and enjoy walking, cycling and outdoor adventure or relax with a spot of shopping, a wander around historic buildings or a picnic by the famous River Test.

Walking and Cycling in the Test Valley

One of the best ways to explore the Test Valley is by foot or on two wheels. The region is home to a network of footpaths which will take you through beautiful villages and towns and scenic countryside. One of the most famous walks is the 44 mile Test Valley Way which starts at Coombe Gibbet and runs all the way down to Eling Tide Mill on Southampton Water. It can be dived into eight sections so you can choose the best route for your visit.

A bike ride through the Test Valley is a must. With miles of quiet country roads passing through scenic countryside you can take on a cycling challenge or ride leisurely exploring picturesque spots as you go. For a family cycling adventure the Test Way is an off road track and a great way to see the region. Only certain parts of the track are cycle friendly so do check before you set off.

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Attractions in the Test Valley

The Test Valley is home to a number of top attractions offering great days out for all ages. If you love history and heritage a visit to Andover Museum, Romsey Abbey or Danebury Ring is a must. Families love Paultons Park home to Peppa Pig World, Mottisfont and the Hawk Conservancy Trust.  

Sir Harold Hiller Gardens, Longstock Park Water Garden and Houghton Lodge Gardens is a must visit for any gardening enthusiast.

If it’s thrill and adventure you are looking for then you’ll love the driving experiences on offer at Thruxton Motorsport Centre or if you are really looking for something different how about a tank driving experience at Juniper Leisure near Romsey.

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Shopping in the Test Valley

The Test Valley’s towns and villages are home to a number of independent shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs.

For a mixture of independent boutiques and high street stores the market town of Romsey is home to a small but bustling high street. Romsey’s very own indepent department store Bradbeers. The town plays host to the Hampshire Farmers’ market once a month.

The town of Stockbridge is the perfect location for an afternoon of browsing small independent shops and eateries. Dotted along the high street you’ll find a mix of clothing boutiques, art galleries, artisan food shops, local butchers and interior design studios.

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Fishing in the Test Valley

The River Test is known internationally for its fly-fishing and attracts a hundreds of anglers each year wanting to fish in the river’s crystal clear waters. Mottisfont near Romsey is regarded as the birthplace of modern day fly fishing. It is here that F.M Halford, the man said to have established dry fly fishing as a sport fished at the height of his fame in the late 1800s.

Right along the River Test you’ll find a number of fly-fishing clubs offering fishing breaks, holidays and tuition courses.

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  1. Whitchurch Silk Mill

    Whitchurch

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    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2019Various Opening Times
  2. The Hampshire Golf Club

    Andover

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    1 Nov 2019to31 Dec 2019Open 08:00 - 17:00
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    1 Apr 2020to31 Oct 2020Open 07:30 - 20:30
  3. The Rapids

    Romsey

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    From:
    1 Jan 2019to31 Dec 2019Various Opening Times
  4. Cottonworth Wines

    Andover

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