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About Bishop's Waltham

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Waltham Bishop’s Waltham is a medieval town just southeast of Winchester. The place got its name from the Bishop’s Waltham Palace which was founded by Henry of Blois way back in the 12th century. The palace served as a residence to the Winchester bishops and has hosted a lot of royal visitors. In 1644, the place was destroyed as ordered by Cromwell. However, the ruins are still worth a visit. The town is also well known for it’s amazing Norman church. The history continues as the towns, boutiques. and restaurants are often based in old buildings dating from the 17th and 18th century. History is written everywhere in Bishop’s Waltham from its impressive ruins to the medieval buildings. This is especially seen in the well-preserved high street that has different types of salons, restaurants, shops, and cafés. There’s also a working mill and vineyard you can visit, it feels like a step back in time. Bishop’s Waltham is widely connected to the Napoleonic Wars where prisoners were being held captive within it including the French admiral.


Bishop’s Waltham Travel Links

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One of Bishop’s Waltham's great advantages is its central location in the South Downs and is only a 20-minute drive from Winchester which is:

By road: conveniently located just off Junctions 9, 10 and 11 of the M3. Also accessible via the A34 from Newbury and Oxford.

By rail: just an hour by direct train from London Waterloo, Winchester is also on direct routes from Southampton, Portsmouth, Bournemouth, Weymouth, Birmingham and the north of England.

By coach: National Express operate regular coach services to London, Heathrow and Oxford

By ferry: Winchester is a 40-minute drive from Portsmouth’s ferry port

Cruise: Winchester is a 20-minute drive from Southampton’s cruise terminals

Air: Winchester is just 15 minutes by road or rail from Southampton International Airport. London Heathrow is 50 miles away and London Gatwick is 72 miles away.


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Taxi Firms in Bishop’s Waltham

With so much to do within Bishop’s Waltham and the neighbouring towns, it's worth renting a car or jumping in a taxi to see the local sights and visit attractions.

Bishop’s Waltham is well served when it comes to getting a taxi. There are local firms such as Chase Cars, Your 1st Choice and Gamblin Taxis.


Hotels and Guest Houses in Bishop’s Waltham

Bishop’s Waltham is in the South downs, a popular tourist destination, and there is a good choice of hotels, B&Bs and pubs to choose from when looking for accommodation.

The George Inn - set in a 16th-century coaching inn, this classic pub offers upscale rooms and is 7 miles from the Bursledon Windmill, a Georgian landmark, and 11 miles from Winchester Cathedral

Meon Valley Hotel and Golf Club - Set on a 225-acre wooded estate, this hotel and country club in a modern building is 8 miles from Marwell Zoo and 12 miles from Portsmouth town centre.

New Place Hotel - Set on 32 acres of parkland, this sophisticated hotel in a redbrick manor house and adjacent buildings is 8 miles from Marwell Zoo and 11 miles from Southampton Airport.


Places to Get Married in Bishop’s Waltham

Set in the rolling South Downs means that your wedding celebrations near Bishop’s Waltham will have a breathtakingly beautiful backdrop. There is a wide range of choices when it comes to venues, here are a few:

Hill Place - Hill Place is a grade II listed Georgian country villa located near the village of Swanmore in Hampshire, England. Today, Hill Place is set within 20 acres of well-tended parkland, beyond which is an apple farm and further afield the Meon Valley.

Three Choirs Vineyards - Three Choirs Vineyard is not short of spectacular views to help provide you with a magical day full of special memories. Small or large celebrations, your wedding day is planned to perfection tailored to your specific needs.

Steeple Court Manor - The original Manor on which the House is built was given to Ralph de Mortimer by William the Conqueror. The house as it stands today dates from Elizabethan times although some parts may be as early as 15th Century. An ideal venue for a romantic event.


Event Planning in Bishop’s Waltham

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Top Restaurants in Bishop’s Waltham

The Black Dog - Set in the village of Waltham Chase Southampton, the Black Dog boasts a warm and friendly atmosphere with two open log fires, and delicious food, wines and beer from around the world. All products such as fresh fish, meat and vegetables are supplied daily from local suppliers.

Anatolian - Anatolian is a new stylish Turkish restaurant based in-between Bishop’s Waltham and Waltham’s Chase. The restaurant is run by a Turkish family who are passionate about their roots and the food in which they represent.

Giorgio’s Bishops Waltham - delicious food, exquisite wine and spending time with loved ones is the core of Mediterranean culture and is the ethos of this restaurant.


Top Things to do in Bishop’s Waltham

Hire a bike or simply take a stroll through the South Downs National Park, taking in some of the most breath-taking views across Hampshire.

You’ll find plenty of attractions around Bishops Waltham to keep the whole family amused. Enjoy a free day out at Fort Nelson – a unique Victorian Fort and home to the Royal Armouries national collection of artillery – the Big Guns. For a nostalgic day out take a ride on the restored steam trains at the Mid Hants Railway, stopping off to explore the beautiful market town of Alresford. Or step into Africa and meet some of the most fascinating animals on earth at Marwell Zoo.


Bishop’s Waltham Today

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Modern day Bishop's Waltham has a population of over 6,500 and is the largest settlement in the Winchester district outside the city itself. It is home to an infant and junior school.

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