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Broadlands

  • Broadlands Park Map It
  • Romsey
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Published 08/20/2030

Fodor's Review

This 60-room Palladian mansion located on 5,000 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 (who spent his honeymoon here with the Queen) and mentor to Prince Charles. As the last viceroy of India, Mountbatten 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. The only way to see the house is through a one-hour guided tour.

Sight Information

Address:

Broadlands Park, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 9ZD, England

Map It

Phone:

01794-505010

Sight Details:

  • £10
  • Closed early Sept.–late June. and weekends

Published 08/20/2030

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