Bishop’s Waltham is a vibrant and historic market town set in the glorious Hampshire countryside.
With a foot in the South Downs National Park and located at the mid point of a long-established route between Winchester and Portsmouth, the town has long been appreciated as a place to stop and relax.
The medieval high street is remarkably well preserved but don’t be deceived – there’s a broad range of shops, cafés, restaurants and salons tempt the 21st century visitor.
Shopping and eating is complemented by miles of walking and cycling trails. Visitors can choose from wandering through nature reserves, meandering along riversides and discovering the former Meon Valley railway line.
Bishop’s Waltham’s most impressive cultural asset is the grand medieval Bishop’s Palace, located near the heart of the town. Explore the extensive remains, including the ruins of the Great Hall and imagine powerful visitors who honored the palace with a visit, from Henry II, Richard the Lion-heart to Queen Mary I and Queen Elizabeth I.
Delve into the archives of the town’s history and uncover local information and artifacts from days gone by at the Bishop’s Waltham Museum.
Take a look at the Bishop’s Waltham website to find out more.