Avington Park is a privately-owned house, which was once described by William Cobbett as "one of the prettiest places in the county", and has played host to Charles II and George IV. The state rooms consist of the beautifully painted main hall, the library overlooking the south lawns, adjoining and leading onto a unique pair of conservatories. The red drawing room and the ballroom upstairs with a magnificent gold plasterwork ceiling and painted panels enjoy magnificent views of the Hampshire countryside and the newly restored lake.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
- Suitable for children of all ages
- Parking onsite
- Facilities: Ramps on ground floor
- Accessible toilets
- Opening Times: Open May-Sep, Sun and BHs 2.30-5 (last tour 4.30). Also open Mon in Aug
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About the area
Hampshire’s varied landscape of hills and heaths, downlands and forests, valleys and coast is without rival in southern England. Combine these varied landscapes and terrains with secluded and idyllic villages, complete with thatched and timber-framed cottages and Norman churches, elegant Georgian market towns, historic ports and cities, restored canals and ancient abbeys, forts and castles, and you have a county that is paradise for lovers of the great outdoors.
If you’re a walker, stride out across the high, rolling, chalk downland of the north Hampshire ‘highlands’ with far-reaching views, walk through steep, beech-clad ‘hangers’ close to the Sussex border. Or perhaps take a gentler stroll and meander along peaceful paths through unspoilt river valleys, etched by the sparkling trout streams of the Test, Itchen, Avon and Meon. Alternatively, wander across lonely salt marshes and beside fascinating coastal inlets or, perhaps, explore the beautiful medieval forest and heathland of the New Forest, the jewel in Hampshire’s crown.
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