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A romantic house and gallery set in beautiful riverside gardens

near Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 0LP

A view of the South Front at Mottisfont, Hampshire

Important notice

A Christmas Journey to the North Pole runs from 25 November - 7 January (excluding 24 and 25 December). There's no need to book, but we may get very busy on weekends and during the holidays. Peak arrival times are between 11am and 2pm.

Planning your visit

Father Christmas's cloak draped on a chair in front of a desk piled with letters, a ledger, a globe and a pile of presents

Plan your Christmas visit 

25 November - 7 January: follow letters to Father Christmas on a magical journey to the North Pole, from children dreaming in decorated bedrooms to a polar bear’s ball, and experience the wonder of the northern lights. A family activity trail invites you to become an honorary elf for the day, helping to deliver Christmas wishes. Find out more to help you plan your day, including the best times to visit.

A small white dog walking on a muddy path

Visiting Mottisfont with your dog 

Mottisfont is a two pawprint rated place. Dogs on a short lead are welcome to explore most of the garden.

Visitors with the custodian on a tour at Mendips, the childhood home of John Lennon, in Woolton, Liverpool

Visiting Mottisfont with your group 

Whether you're looking to take in one of the exhibitions, discover Mottisfont’s history or simply stroll through beautiful gardens, we'll ensure that your group has a great day out.

Children looking over a bridge at Mottisfont, Hampshire

Learning at Mottisfont 

Mottisfont offers a wealth of learning opportunities for educational groups as well as free resources for curriculum-linked activities to do during your visit.


Mottisfont map 

Take a look at the map of Mottisfont to help plan your visit.

Visitors in the garden in autumn at Stourhead, Wiltshire


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