A little bit of history
After a hunting accident in the New Forest, the body of King William II was carried though Romsey on its journey to Winchester.
Need to know
Romsey is said to be one of the most haunted places in Hampshire. The Abbey is said to host several ghosts and the former Swan Inn (now The Conservative Club) is rumoured to be home to two Roundhead Soldiers who were hanged there.
Stock up on fresh fruit and veggies at our twice weekly market. Longs Farm Shop offers local and organic produce. Mr B Drummons is an excellent local butcher and fish monger. We have a small department store, lots of independent shops and a number of chains, including a Waitrose. A short drive away, Southampton offers even more well-known chains, including a large John Lewis.
WE HAVE GREAT SCHOOLS, A FRIENDLY COMMUNITY AND THE RUGGED BEAUTY OF THE NEW FOREST.
Southampton is 15 minutes drive from Romsey, Salisbury 20 minutes, Winchester 20 minutes, Bournemouth 30 minutes and the New Forest 10 minutes away.
A train from Romsey railway station will take you to London in 1 hour 15 minutes.
The small but popular Southampton Airport is a short drive away, offering a more relaxed travelling experience without the queues and crowds of larger airports.
Abbey cars on 01794 513385 are reliable and friendly.