A former Tudor ‘power house’ visited by Henry VIII, a 1930s country retreat and famous rose garden, a Georgian mansion with panoramic views, and an ancient working watermill in the heart of a city. These are yours to discover in Hampshire, together with acres of wildlife-rich downland, crystal-clear chalk streams, and ancient New Forest heaths.
Once a medieval priory, today you’ll find a romantic house with 1930s interiors and an art gallery, nestled in beautiful riverside gardens.
Explore a former Tudor powerhouse turned 18th-century family home, set in formal gardens, with walks to woodlands and wildlife-rich wetlands.
An elegant country house with exquisite collections, and picturesque gardens surrounded by an estate that’s perfect for walks.
An ancient working watermill in the heart of the city, with visiting otters, an island garden, and café that uses the mill’s stoneground flour.
20th-century chapel and garden in a peaceful Hampshire village that houses an unexpected treasure – an epic series of wall paintings by world-famous war artist Sir Stanley Spencer.
A colourful mosaic of blooming heather and gorse, braided wetlands and ancient woodland pasture
Chalk downland with far-reaching views, a variety of wildlife and archaeological features
Heath Robinson at War exhibition, 20 January - 14 April, no additional charge. Marking the 80th anniversary of D-Day, this show features over 50 original artworks from one of Britain’s finest artists. Heath Robinson’s humorous illustrations, including his legendary madcap inventions, countered the nation’s despair and boosted morale during two world wars. This is heartwarmingly brought to life with audio transcripts of letters to the artist from troops and the public.
Displays of snowdrops litter the grounds at Mottisfont - look out for them along the garden’s waterways, where you’ll find snowdrop-shaped markers with fascinating flower facts. In the Beech Circle is a magnificent new 3m high willow snowdrop sculpture and snowdrop poetry. There are smaller delightful displays on the east lawn at Hinton Ampner and in the wild garden at The Vyne
Hampshire has delightful gardens and parklands to explore in winter. Look out for jewel-coloured clusters of cyclamen on The Vyne’s lime avenue. At Hinton Ampner frost covered topiary looks out over magnificent parkland views. Along Mottisfont's waterways are thousands of tiny snowdrops.
There’s so much to enjoy on a winter's walk in Hampshire. You can wander through magnificent beech woods at The Vyne, or take in breathtaking views across downland at Hinton Ampner. We've got walks to suit all ages, including young families, with fascinating facts to accompany each one.
Wherever you visit us in Hampshire, you’ll find family adventures big and small, from natural play areas to acres of gardens, meadows and woods where kids can safely roam and let off steam.
Plan your Easter family adventure, set in gardens and orchards bursting with signs of spring. Grab bunny ears and a map to discover different high energy activities at each of our places, leading to a chocolate Easter egg. There’s bunny bowling at Mottisfont, welly wanging at Hinton Ampner, and at The Vyne spring animal charades and mini wheelbarrow-racing. You’ll find selfie stations too – to capture those precious family moments.
Our shorter self-guided trails are perfect for bug safaris. There are Wild Play balancing beams, wetland bird hides, and when it’s come to come indoors, mini lunches, café colouring sheets, and plenty of hot chocolate for chilly days.
Discover our best places for dog days out in London and the South East, with the new Pooch Passport, in partnership with Forthglade. You can collect yours at one of 12 participating places until 29 February 2024, including Mottisfont, The Vyne, Hinton Ampner and Uppark. When you've got six stamps from different locations we'll give you a pack of Forthglade treats for your dog.
There are a number of sustainable travel options for travelling to and from the places in our care in Hampshire, whether you're looking to travel by train, bus, bike or foot.
Explore top rated places for days out with dogs. Visit six participating places between 1 September 2023 and 29 February 2024 to collect your free treat. For terms and conditions, visit nationaltrust.org.uk/pooch-passport
This spotlight display at Hinton Ampner will showcase the rich variety of pieces Ralph Dutton treasured which are comparable with international museum collections.
Saturday 20 January – Sunday 14 April: over 50 artworks of humorous drawings from both World Wars, demonstrating Heath Robinson's ability to counter the horrors of war with gentle satire and absurdity.
The University of Winchester, School of Performing Arts will be joining us at the Mill to showcase their work. Inspired by the history and space of this historic site their performances will respond to the natural elements which surround the...
To celebrate our 20th anniversary of milling with the National Trust, we'll be delving into our archives to showcase photographs and stories from the last two decades.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays 5 March - 25 September, 11.30am and 2pm: a rare chance to walk along the banks the River Test, to find out more about the importance of chalk steams and the work we do to protect them.
As a thank-you to all those who support good causes by through the National Lottery we will be offering free entry to all players, which can be redeemed with a National Lottery ticket, scratch card or proof of play online.
Saturday 9 - Sunday 17 March: as a thank you to all those who support good causes through the National Lottery, we will be offering free entry to all players.