A magnificent Georgian manor set in spectacular parkland. Stunning decor, fixtures and fittings throughout and a number of notable architectural features. Gardens and park encompass the house leading down to the river Itchen. The estate was originally owned by Cathedral of Winchester but it changed ownership during the turbulent times of Henry VIII, its history can be traced back nearly 1,000 years. The house underwent extensive changes over the years, particularly during the 17th century, during the time that King Charles and his consort Nell Gwynn were regular guests.
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Today the house is privately owned but frequently used for functions and is a popular venue for weddings and receptions and location for film and media
The general public are welcome to visit the house and grounds during the summer months from May to September, every Sunday and Mondays in August from 2.30pm to 5.30 pm, guided tours and refreshments are available, full details on the website.
Avington Park can be found at Avington near Winchester the postcode is SO21 1DB, the contact number is 01962 779260 and the web address is www.avingtonpark.co.uk.
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Hampshire has played a central part in the history of England, the county town of Winchester was at one time England's capital city. A significant part of the population live in the urbanized south of the county particularly around Southampton and Portsmouth. The channel lies to the south and has been central to the economic well being of the area. Today nearly half the county is made up up the New Forest and the South Downs. Hampshire enjoys close connections with the armed forces and strong ties to the maritime industry.
A varied county
Very rural to the north large sprawling coastal conurbations to the south, Hampshire is a county of contrasts. It enjoys some beautiful coastline and areas of outstanding natural beauty. The administration of the county on a district level is broken down to the authorities of: Basingstoke and Deane,
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