Romsey Abbey

About Romsey

Romsey from the Abbey

Romsey is a thriving market town in Hampshire, situated about 8 miles northwest of Southampton, 11 miles southwest of Winchester and 18 miles southeast of Salisbury.

Known for it’s 11th century Norman Abbey, the medieval King John’s House, Lord Mountbatten’s stately home of Broadlands and the beautiful River Test.

There’s plenty to see and do in Romsey besides the Beggars Fair. In addition to the venues we use, there are many other establishments throughout the town to eat and drink at. A walk down to Memorial Park and onwards to Sadlers Mill and the River Test beyond on a sunny day is an absolute must.

The Romsey Visitor Information Centre can be found at 13 Church Street, Romsey SO51 8BT 01794 512987 (in-between Church Place and King John’s Garden) and on Twitter and Facebook.

Further information can be found on the Visit Romsey, RomseyNet, Visit Hampshire What’s On Romsey and Wikipedia.

River Test from Sadler's Mill
River Test from Sadler’s Mill


Beggars Fair 1997
Beggars Fair 1997