Test Valley

Type:Historic House / Palace

Broadlands, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 9ZD

Tel: +44 01794 505080

Broadlands in Romsey


Broadlands House opens for the 2019 season on Monday 15th April to Sunday 28th April inclusive and Monday 12th August to Monday 26th August inclusive. This beautiful house, set in the rural town of Romsey remains a family home and selected ground floor rooms are open for guided tours.

The original manor and area known as Broadlands had belonged to Romsey Abbey since before the time of the 11th century English Norman Conquest. After the Dissolution of the Monasteries, Broadlands was sold and passed through several owners before being bought by Henry Temple, 1st Viscount Palmerston in 1736.

In 1767 a major architectural "transformation" was begun by Lancelot "Capability" Brown and completed by Henry Holland, which led to making Broadlands the Palladian-style mansion seen today.

Broadlands was later the country estate of the 19th century Prime Minister, Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston and in the 20th century home of 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma.



  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • Picnic area
  • Refreshments Available - Not on site. Refreshments available nearby in Romsey

Establishment Features

  • Guided tours
  • Open on bank holidays

Parking & Transport

  • Free parking
  • Railway station within walking distance - (15 - 20 mins walk)


Map & Directions

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