THINGS TO DO

Walks

There are a host of things to do on the doorstep of the campsite. Ampfield Woods, Baddesley Common (with wild horses) and Emer Bog are all within very short walking distance and are perfect for a scenic walk. Hillier’s arboretum and cafe are also a 2-minute drive away, offering an amazing day out all year round. Romsey is also lovely to walk around with the Abbey and the memorial park. Walking around Winchester, you can explore its rich history with areas still standing from the Roman rule in the 3rd century AD. 

 

Food

5 minutes’ walk from the campsite is a lovely pub, the White Horse, with amazing food and Café Binghams that offers breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. If you wish to venture slightly further away, Romsey is an hour walk or short bus journey and has a variety of lovely restaurants and cafes. Winchester is also 15 minutes away and have amazing independent cafes, restaurants and shops. 

 

Further Away

Three Trees Campsite is 4 miles away from the M3 and is very commutable to Winchester, Southampton and Portsmouth. It is also close to Romsey (3 miles) and Winchester (8 miles) train stations which have quick routes to Salisbury, Portsmouth, Bournemouth and London. The Number 66 bus stop is right outside the campsite entrance which makes it very easy to get into Romsey or Winchester. 

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ROMSEY TOWN

The picturesque town of Romsey in Hampshire sits beside the lovely River Test, one of the finest trout and salmon rivers in Europe. It is home to a multitude of small independent retailers and its winding streets add to Romsey’s charm.

 

The 13th Century King John's House was once the centre of a medieval complex and visitors can see features such as the roof timbers, graffiti cut into the medieval plaster and a rare bone floor. Romsey’s magnificent Norman Abbey, dating back to 907AD, dominates the town and plays host to an exciting programme of choral music and concerts throughout the year while the War Memorial Park offers tranquillity and relaxation.

 

Romsey is located on the beautiful Test Way walking and cycling trail. It is an excellent base for touring the pretty villages of the Test Valley and nearby attractions such as Broadlands and Mottisfont Abbey, home to the National Rose Collection.

 

WINCHESTER

An unspoilt cathedral city on the edge of the rolling South Downs National Park, Winchester is England's ancient capital and former seat of King Alfred the Great.

 

Today, Winchester combines the best of city life with the freshness of the surrounding countryside. One hour from London, this is England as it ought to be. Home of good food and the country's largest farmers' market, birthplace of the modern game of cricket, resting place of author Jane Austen and inspiration to the many craft-makers and artists who live here, Winchester is truly a destination for all seasons.

Winchester is most well known for it's majestic 11th century Cathedral at its centre and the Great Hall containing King Arthur's round table.

Winchester has a jammed pack programme of events throughout the year. The summer season is full of festivals, markets and family friendly events. At Christmas the city comes alive with festive cheer, boasting one of the UK’s best Christmas Markets.

 

THE NEW FOREST

There are plenty of things to in The New Forest whatever the season. If you love to get active on holiday then there are lots of activities on hand, from a simple stroll through the forest to a long-distance hike encompassing our New Forest towns and village or following along our beautiful coastline.

The rich cultural heritage and history is one of the many reasons why visitors are so attracted to visiting The New Forest.

HILLIERS GARDEN CENTRE

The magnificent Sir Harold Hillier Gardens is world famous for its arboretum and gardens – set over 180 acres of rolling Hampshire countryside; this garden is stunning whatever the season. Established by the distinguished plantsman Sir Harold Hillier in 1953, it is now home to 14 National Collections, over 400 Champion Trees and 42,000 plants from temperate regions. It is one of the most important modern plant collections in the world.

Outstanding attractions include ‘Centenary Border’ one of the longest double borders in the UK measuring 250m long and one of the largest Winter Gardens in Europe. Pond and a Bog Garden. Featuring new and established, award-winning sculptors and artists from the UK and overseas.

Art in the Garden is a really popular and exciting exhibitions with around 100 sculptures displayed in the unique outdoor setting of this world-famous Garden.

LOCAL PUBS

The White Horse (0.6 miles)

Ampfield, Romsey SO51 9BQ

Potters Heron (1.4 miles)

Winchester Rd, Romsey SO51 9ZF

The Dolphin (3 miles)

Main Road, Hursley SO21 2JY