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Highclere Castle is one of England’s most beautiful Victorian Castles set amidst 1,000 acres of spectacular parkland. The Carnarvon family has lived at Highclere since 1679, and the current Castle stands on the site of an earlier house, which in turn was built on the foundations of the medieval palace owned by the Bishops of […]
Stratfield Saye House was bought for the 1st Duke of Wellington in 1817 as his country house. The family still live here. There is a small gift shop and tea-room, serving light sandwich lunches and cakes, in the reception building. Access to Stratfield Saye House is by guided tour only. Numbers in groups are restricted […]
Watership Down is a well known beauty spot with access to the Wayfarer’s Walk close to Kingsclere and Ecchinswell. A great place for walking, cycling or trail running across open hillsides with specatular views and ancient woodland that were the setting and inspiration for Richard Adams’ famous novel ‘Watership Down’. Free parking is available.
Originally a tribal centre of the Iron Age Atrebates, Silchester became the large and important Roman town of Calleva Atrebatum. Unlike most Roman towns, it was never re-occupied or built over after its abandonment in the 5th century, so archaeological investigations give an unusually complete picture of its development. You can walk around almost the […]
Discover the craftsmanship and heritage that are infused into every drop of Bombay Sapphire at our beautiful distillery in rural Basingstoke. Join us for modern and immersive distillery experience and learn the craftsmanship and heritage behind Bombay Sapphire; wander through the botanical glasshouses and Dry Room, uncover the rich history of Laverstoke Mill in the […]
An intimate family home, the history of the Vyne spans the centuries. From its royal beginnings in Tudor times to its place today as a intriguing retreat for you to explore, you can lose yourself in the surroundings that inspired great authors such as Jane Austen. Discover a chapel where sunlight streams in through stained-glass […]