Titchfield Abbey, Titchfield, Catisfield, Hampshire
If you enjoy the tranquility of centuries old buildings you’ll certainly like Titchfield Abbey, especially with its gorgeous setting in a Hampshire river valley. Titchfield was built in medieval times and originally used as a commune to Premonstratensian canons; they differed from monks in that they actively went out into the local community preaching and working as priests, and they had quite a set up here, with a lot of land and farm buildings, and fishponds. Well, of course, they suffered in the reign of Henry VIII and that’s when Titchfield Abbey became a Tudor mansion known as Place House, and a turreted gatehouse was built across the nave of the church. Anyway, go and have a look; there’s no admission charge and though some might think there’s not a lot there, the abbey retains that peaceful hallowed air and really, well, it’s just such a nice place to spend an hour or so. Dogs welcome on leads.
Open: 10.00am-5.00pm April – Sept 10.00am-4.00pm oct-Mar
T: 0370 333 1181 All information correct at the time of writing