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Avington Park

Type:Historic House / Palace

Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1DB

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Charles II and George IV both stayed here. It dates back to the 11th century, was enlarged in 1670 and now enjoys magnificent painted and gilded state rooms. The house and its parkland is perfect for seminars, exhibitions, weddings and private parties, as well as filming and photo shoots. The conservatories and the orangery make a delightful location for summer functions, whilst log fires offer a welcome during winter. All bookings at Avington are individually tailor made and only exclusive use is offered. Five rooms are licensed for civil wedding ceremonies.

Conferences. Suitablity for the Disabled: Partial. WC. Guided Tours: Obligatory. Suitability for Dogs: In grounds, on leads. Guide dogs only in house.


Road Directions

By car: Leave M3 at junction 9 and take the A34 towards Newbury and immediately filter right onto the A33 to Basingstoke. At the first crossroads turn right on to the B3047 and follow the road to Itchen Abbas, after approx 3 miles, in Itchen Abbas, turn right opposite the Plough Pub (finger post marked Avington). Drive over a hump backed bridge and turn right through a pair of large wrought iron gates with white pillars.

The nearest railway station is Winchester, which is 4 miles away.



  • Disabled Accessibility
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities

Establishment Features

  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Cater for Corporate events
  • Conference facilities
  • Dogs on Lead Only
  • Event venue
  • Licenced for Weddings & Civil Partnerships
  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Toilets
  • Wedding Venue

Key Features

  • Film or TV location

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided tours
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals


Opening Times

2020 Openings (1 May 2020 - 30 Sept 2020)
Sunday14:30 - 17:30
Bank Holiday14:30 - 17:30

* Open Bank Holiday Mondays and all Mondays in August - usual opening times (14:30-17:30).
Last tour at 16:30.
Group visits welcome by appointment all year round - please contact for details.


  • Other Awards Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme 2017
  • Other Awards Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2017

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