Mottisfont - National Trust

Mottisfont - National Trust
nr Romsey
SO51 0LP





01794 340757

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Set amidst glorious countryside along the River Test, this 12th century Augustinian priory was converted into a private house after the Dissolution of the Monasteries and still retains the spring or "font" from which its name is derived. The key attraction is the grounds with magnificent trees, walled gardens and the National Collection of Old-fashioned Roses, at their best in mid-June

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

Admission charges

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  • National Trust

Drawing room decorated by Rex Whistler and Derek Hill's 20th century picture collection

Collection details

Architecture, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art

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Autumn Feast: Fungi Foray

  • 27 October 2014 11:30am-1pm

Join our expert for a walk and a master class in local fungi.

Wear sturdy footwear and weather appropriate clothing.

Meet at Spearywell carpark. SO51 0LS.

We will be walking off the paths and into woodland with uneven ground.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 11-13


£5.00 per person.



Wild Bushcraft

  • 29 October 2014 10am-12pm, 1-3pm

Learn essential skills that every budding Bear Grylls needs to survive in the wild! Build dens to shelter under, construct a great campfire and toast marshmallows over it! Our ranger will also show you how to hunt for bugs and creatures in the woods.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Adult £3.00, Child £6.00, Family £20.00.


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Natural History Illustration Workshop

  • 8 November 2014 12-4pm

Artist Louise O'Reilly has spent three months at Mottisfont, researching the early history of the priory and immersing herself in the world of medieval illustration and map-making. She has created a beautiful 'new' medieval map; the Mappa Mottisfont. Now she has open her door to you to have a go yourself.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17


£30.00 per person.