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Hinton Ampner House and Garden

Winchester

Type:Garden

Hinton Ampner, Bramdean, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 0LA

Tel: +44 01962 771 305

Hinton Ampner House and Garden

About

Best known for its fine garden, Hinton Ampner is an elegant country house with an outstanding collection of furniture, paintings and objets d'art. After a fire in 1960, the house was remodelled by the owner, Ralph Dutton, the eigth and last Lord Sherborne, who was also responsible for the design of the gardens.

The garden is widely acknowledged as a masterpiece of 20th century design. The five hectare (twelve acre) garden unites a formal layout with varied and informal plantings in pastel shades. Set in superb Hampshire countryside, there are magnificent vistas across parkland and the South Downs. Highlights of the garden include the dell, a sunken garden with fine topiary, and the recently restored walled garden.

You can also explore 1,600 acres of the Hinton Ampner wider estate, with dog-friendly walks through glorious woodland beech avenues, and stunning views over the South Downs. This is also an excellent starting point for other routes such as the Wayfarer’s Walk.

If the ancient trees in Hinton Ampner’s historic parkland could talk, they would tell of Civil War battles, war time evacuees, and ghostly hauntings. The trees span all the centuries of inhabited life at Hinton, and a downloadable 45 minute trail* delves into some of their amazing stories. Discover trees that have been there since Tudor times, hug the huge gnarled oak that overlooked the battlefield of the Battle of Cheriton in 1644, and find out why the Victorians filled some of the parkland’s oaks with concrete, still seen today

The tea room offers a selection of light lunches including home-made cakes and cream teas.

There is a shop selling products from local honey to home-grown plants when available.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£12.50 per ticket
Adult with Gift Aid£10.30 per ticket
Child£5.65 per ticket
Child with Gift Aid£6.25 per ticket
Family£28.25 per ticket
Family with Gift Aid£31.25 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled Parking
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Wheelchair user accessible - Wheelchairs available

Catering

  • Cafe
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant
  • Picnic area

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing
  • Children's Meals
  • Highchair(s) available

Establishment Features

  • Gift shop

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • On site parking close by

Payment Methods

  • Groups Accepted - Please call for further details
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Village Location

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

From the M3 or A3 join the A272. Hinton Ampner is located between Winchester and Petersfield, 1 mile west of Bramdean.

Public Transport Directions

By bus: Stagecoach in Hampshire number 67 Winchester to Petersfield.
By train: Winchester station 9 miles, Petersfield station 10 miles, Alresford station (Mid-Hants railway) 4 miles.

Awards

  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2018 Tourism South East Member 2018 2018

Opening Times

2018 - Estate (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*
2018 - House (2 Dec 2018 - 19 Dec 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 16:30*
2018 - Exhibition in main hall (27 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
DayTimes
2019 - Exhibition in main hall (1 Jan 2019 - 7 Feb 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 16:30*
2019 - House (13 Feb 2019 - 28 Nov 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 16:30*

* Last entry to house and tea-room 20 minutes before closing.

Closed 24 and 25 December. *Closes dusk if earlier. **House closed 30 November to 4 December.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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