Local Area

Updated 26th August 2021


We are based at the foot of Watership Down in the historic village of Kingsclere. With the option to explore the beautiful Hampshire and Berkshire countryside that surrounds the gallery on a visit to us, below are some suggestions on walks, places to visit, eat and stay. These are recommendations and please confirm directly with any business or organisation before planning a visit. 



PLACES TO DINE OR STAY (Within 30 mins)

The Wellington Arms, Baughurst, thewellingtonarms.com

Heckfield Place, near Hook, heckfieldplace.com

Bel & the Dragon, Kingsclere, belandthedragon-kingsclere.co.uk

Dewpond, Old Burghclere, dewpond.co.uk

The Pheasant, Highclere, thepheasanthighclere.co.uk

Bourne Valley Inn, St Mary Bourne, bournevalleyinn.com

The Woodspeen, near Newbury, thewoodspeen.com

The White Hart, Overton, https://www.whitehartoverton.co.uk/ 



CAFES, Delis and Farm Shops

Honesty Coffee Shop, Kingsclere, honestygroup.co.uk

Kingsclere Village Butcher, kingsclerevillagebutcher.co.uk

The Hampshire Deli and Farm Shop, Wolverton, hampshire-deli.co.uk

Cobbs Farm Shop, Manydown, cobbsfarmshops.co.uk/cobbs-manydown

Rosebourne, near Aldermaston, rosebourne.co.uk/centre/aldermaston

The Blackbird Cafe, Chapel Row, theblackbirdcafe.co.uk

Wellington Farm Shop, Stratfield Saye, wellingtonfarmshop.co.uk

Longstock Park, Leckford, leckfordestate.co.uk




Highclere Castle (HHA), highclerecastle.co.uk 
The Vyne, Sherborne St John (NT), nationaltrust.org.uk/the-vyne

Englefield House and Gardens (HHA, RHS), englefieldestate.co.uk

Houghton Lodge House and Gardens, Stockbridge (HHA, RHS), houghtonlodge.co.uk

Stratfield Saye House and Grounds (HHA), wellington.co.uk/stratfield-saye-house

Mottisfont House and Gardens, near Romsey (NT), nationaltrust.org.uk/mottisfont

Sandham Memorial Chapel, Burghclere (NT), nationaltrust.org.uk/sandham-memorial-chapel

Winchester Cathedral, winchester-cathedral.org.uk

Whitchurch Silk Mill, whitchurchsilkmill.org.uk

Bombay Sapphire Distillery, Laverstoke, bombaysapphire.com/distillery




Danebury Hill Fort, Stockbridge, hants.gov.uk

Silchester Roman Walls (English Heritage), english-heritage.org.uk

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Romsey (RHS), hilliergardens.org.uk

Wellington Country Park, Stratfield Saye, wellingtoncountrypark.co.uk

Wellington Riding, Stratfield Saye, wellington-riding.co.uk

Beale Park, Lower Basildon, bealepark.org.uk

The Grange, Alresford (English Heritage), english-heritage.org.uk

Hardy's Cottage Garden Nursery, Whitchurch, hardysplants.co.uk


Local market towns include Alresford, Hungerford, Newbury and Stockbridge.


You may also find the NGS gardensRHS partner gardens and HHA websites useful.




Watership Down Walk

Kingsclere and Hannington Walk

North Hampshire Downs Walk

Sandham Memorial Chapel Walk

Beacon Hill and Highclere Walk

Highclere Castle Walks

Wayfarer's Walk