Tourist Information in Hampshire and New Forest
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Romsey Town Information

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Beautifully situated on the banks of the River Test – world famous for its trout and salmon - this market town grew around ancient Romsey Abbey which was founded by Alfred the Great’s son, Edward, and later purchased by local people when the monasteries were dissolved by Henry VIII.

Inside is a marble slab marking the burial place of Earl Mounbatten who was assassinated by an IRA bomb in 1979.

Romsey Abbey Photo © Gillian Moy
Romsey Abbey -
Photo: Gillian Moy CCL

Mottisfont Abbey Photo © Kate Jewell
Mottisfont Abbey -
Photo: Kate Jewell CCL

  Nearby Broadlands House was the Earl’s luxurious Georgian home.

It was used by two famous honeymooning couples, the Queen and Prince Philip and Prince Charles and Lady Diana.

Twelfth century Mottisfont Abbey lies north of the town and is run by the National Trust.

It boasts a remarkable rose garden.