Town Centre

The small, ancient market town of Romsey is just north of Southampton in Hampshire. The centre of the town is “Cornmarket” square outside the old town hall. With lots of lovely small shops though mixed with some larger big chain shops, Romsey feels quite rural despite it's proximity to Southamption.

Central Streets

Romsey Markets are held every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 8.30am to around 2.30pm in the central “Cornmarket” square though some stalls can also be found in the “Romsey Country Market” inside the old town hall.

The biggest car park (pay and display) is on “Broadwater Road” near the Aldi (follow the signs to “Town Centre” parking). By rail, there is also NRLOGO Romsey located a short walk to the north east of the town centre. The tourist information centre is located on Church Street in front of “King John's House”, offering various brochures and booking services.

King John's House

King John House

“King John's House is a 13th-century building that allegedly served as a hunting lodge for King John when he hunted in the nearby New Forest.” (Wikipedia, It now hosts a small café and art shop.

Romsey Abbey

Romsey Abbey

Passing through the arch to the west of the central square you will come upon Romsey Abbey, a large 10th century abbey and, now, active parish church. There are lovely grounds surrounding the abbey and a number of monastic buildings in the area. Entrance is free.


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