Test Valley

Type:Towns & Villages

Romsey Tourist Information Centre, 13 Church Street, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 8DF

Tel: +44 01794 512987

Romsey Town Centre


The picturesque town of Romsey in Hampshire sits beside the lovely River Test, one of the finest trout and salmon rivers in Europe. 

It is home to a multitude of small independent retailers and its winding streets add to Romsey’s charm. The new Romsey Heritage and Visitor Centre, which combines the King John’s House and Tudor Cottage with a former Victorian gun shop, makes for an enjoyable visit. The 13th Century King John's House was once the centre of a medieval complex and visitors can see features such as the roof timbers, graffiti cut into the medieval plaster and a rare bone floor.

Things to do in Romsey

Romsey’s magnificent Norman Abbey, dating back to 907AD, dominates the town and plays host to an exciting programme of choral music and concerts throughout the year while the War Memorial Park offers tranquillity and relaxation.   

Romsey is located on the beautiful Test Way walking and cycling trail and is an excellent base for touring the pretty villages of the Test Valley and nearby attractions such as Broadlands (currently undergoing renovation), the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and Mottisfont Abbey, home to the National Rose Collection. Romsey is also home to The Rapids, a lively indoor leisure park with pools, water slides and a gym, and to the Plaza Theatre.  

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What's Nearby

  1. King John's House & Heritage Centre

    Three historic buildings, a tearoom and period garden.

    0.11 miles away
  2. Romsey Abbey

    Romsey Abbey is situated in the centre of Romsey and is the largest Parish Church in…

    0.2 miles away
  3. The Rapids

    Experience a world of water fun and adventure. An all-year-round tropical water…

    0.55 miles away
  1. Broadlands

    This beautiful house, set in the rural town of Romsey remains a family home and selected…

    0.98 miles away
  2. Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

    Discover the beauty and inspiration at the Gardens, woodlands walks and breath-taking…

    2.02 miles away
  3. Paultons Theme Park Home of Peppa Pig World

    Paultons Park, home of Peppa Pig World, is the theme park for families which has more…

    3.62 miles away
  4. Stockbridge Down Wildlife and History Walk

    Explore this isolated island of characteristic chalk downland set in a sea of intensively…

    3.85 miles away
  5. Tightloops Fly Fishing

    Tightloops is the total fly fishing experience company for those holidaying in Hampshire…

    5.11 miles away
  6. Holbury Lane Trout Fishery

    Holbury Lakes Trout Fishery covers 40 acres of Test Valley countryside, and has been…

    5.36 miles away
  7. Lakeside Country Park

    Sixty acres of lakes, meadow and young woodland situated between Eastleigh and…

    6.23 miles away
  8. Farley Mount Country Park

    A large area of beautiful downland and woodland, including West Wood. The Park is ideal…

    6.31 miles away
  9. Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre

    Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre offers activities/courses in kayaking, canoeing,…

    6.45 miles away
  10. Houghton Lodge Gardens

    A haven of peace above the tranquil beauty of the River Test. Grade II* Gardens with…

    6.56 miles away
  11. Mayflower Theatre

    The largest Theatre in the south, The Mayflower offers spectacular touring musicals -…

    6.75 miles away
  12. O2 Guildhall Southampton

    O2 Guildhall Southampton is the South's largest multipurpose entertainment venue. Hosting…

    6.87 miles away
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