“14th-century coaching inn at the heart of historic Romsey.” - AA Inspector
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The White Horse is centrally located in the ancient market town of Romsey. The ancient market town of lies in the heart of Test Valley surrounded by beautiful countryside. This charming former coaching inn reported to date back to the 14th Century. Probably rooms for Romsey Abbey. Visitors will still see original arch under which the horse-drawn carriages once passed. A spacious restaurant, lounge, a coffee shop and an attractive outside seating to relax in. Bedrooms are very well appointed and comfortable.
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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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