A stroll around Romsey with a visit to King John's house in the middle of town
Here we see The Corn Exchange in the market square which is now a bank
King John's house contains 750 years of history and there is a museum upstairs
The house was once the major building in a large medieval complex.
It is thought to be the hunting lodge that King John built in Romsey in 1206
There is a rare bone floor inside
Pre- eighteenth century plants flourish in the main garden, including a medieval style herber. There is a Victorian terrace to the south and a fountain courtyard to the north. They have all been designed to reflect the original buildings on the site.
Now on our way the tea room
after which we walked around the perimeter of the town and now passing the Abbey (later post)
which has a kind of mote around part of it
Having walked some lanes with cottages on one side and fields on the other we now come to the river
before making our way back to the centre of town