The South Sights



Broadlands Review

This 60-room Palladian mansion located on 6,000 acres near the town of Romsey was the home of 19th-century British Prime Minister Lord Palmerston and later of Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900–79), uncle of Prince Philip and mentor to Prince Charles, who, as the last Viceory of India, was in charge of that country's transition to independence before being killed by the IRA. One of the grandest houses in Hampshire, Broadlands dates back to the 18th century and holds a large collection of antiques, Greek and Roman marbles, and Old Master paintings, including three Van Dycks. Landscape designer Capability Brown laid out the grounds, which include wide lawns sweeping down to the banks of the River Test.

    Contact Information

  • Address: A3090 Romsey Bypass, Romsey, SO51 9ZD
  • Phone: 01794/505022
  • Cost: £8
  • Hours: Late June–early Sept., weekdays 1–5:30; last admission at 4
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  • Location: Southampton
Updated: 05-28-2014

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