Mottisfont Abbey

Set in glorious grounds alongside the fast-flowing River Test, Mottisfont offers many layers of history for the visitor to explore, including the Gothic remains of the original 13th-century Augustinian priory.

Mottisfont Abbey © NTPL/Arnhel de Serra

Mottisfont Abbey

In the mid-20th century the final private owner, society hostess and patron of the arts Maud Russell, used the Abbey as a base for her racy and intriguing life. Derek Hill's collection of 20th-century art is permanently on show, and the gallery on the upper floor hosts temporary exhibitions. The walled gardens house the national collection of old-fashioned roses. During the rose season in June weekday and/or evening visits are recommended.

Visitor information

The Kitchen Café has recently been refurbished and a new visitor centre will open in January 2016.

Art we've helped buy at Mottisfont Abbey

Venue details

Mottisfont Abbey Mottisfont, Romsey Hampshire SO51 0LP 01794 340757

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £6.80 – £14.50 depending on season)

For opening times please visit the Mottisfont Abbey website