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Romsey's own stately home

A fascinating large house, home to Lord Palmerston, a Victorian politician and twice Prime... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Romsey, United Kingdom
Wonderful Guided tour

This was a lovely visit,the guide had so much knowledge about the house and Lord Mountbatten. The... read more

Reviewed September 20, 2018
Derby, United Kingdom
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Built in 1767, this stately and magnificent home of Lord Mountbatten contains an extensive portrait collection, elegant furnishings and china collections.
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Broadlands Park, Romsey SO51 9ZD, England
+44 1794 505010
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a shambles.no broadlands.no interest to them anymore.now run by ex national trust employees with no interest. To the estate or broadlands.their having the time of their lives .woodland cut down.the estate that used to be well run.looked after with pride. is now a shambles...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fascinating large house, home to Lord Palmerston, a Victorian politician and twice Prime Minister, and also to Louis, Earl Mountbatten of Burma, a much-decorated WW2 hero and the last Viceroy of India. Visitors have to be conducted round by knowlegable local volunteers, with tours...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This once thriving country estate is a prime example of not having an experienced estate manager who knows exactly what's entailed in the day to day running of such a place. Ex national trust employees now run broadlands & it shows. Delapidated & run down...More

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Reviewed September 20, 2018

This was a lovely visit,the guide had so much knowledge about the house and Lord Mountbatten. The only disappointment was that because the family lived in the house just a few rooms were open on the ground floor. Good film about Mountbatten in one of...More

2  Thank Travellingduo3146
Reviewed September 12, 2018

Had a lovely time, it was very interesting to see the Barnes Wallace collection. The bus museum bought back memories of using a bus , when you could jump on and off before the stop . The Concorde was excellent especially the tour guides Had...More

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Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

I’ve lived in Romsey for nearly twenty years, and apart from visiting the annual show I had never been inside the house. It’s only open for a few weeks of the year and for a few hours each day. We decided to walk in but...More

1  Thank blackiw29
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Friendly welcoming staff, introductory DVD reminded us of Lord Mountbatten place in history. The guide ‘John’ was very informative and clearly had a passion for his role and stories about the house , it’s family and visitors really felt privileged to visit this family home...More

Thank triciabratby
Reviewed August 27, 2018

There was a warm welcome on arrival. Our excellent guide Michael gave us a very informative tour of the house and welcomed visitors comments and questions. It is very much a family home and there is a fascinating group of photographs and other pieces associated...More

Thank Spubber
Reviewed August 25, 2018

My mother, a wheelchair user, and I were made to feel very welcome, both when I rang to book a disabled car parking space and on arrival. We were taken to the stable block to watch a very interesting film about Lord Mountbatten. Our guide...More

1  Thank Chris B
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

Have just had a lovely afternoon at Broadlands,but the tour guide was awful ,no welcome ,kept checking her notes and got very confused about what she was saying ,pointed at pictures told who they were and nothing else ,there were two visitors from Italy in...More

1  Thank corinnehallett
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September 12, 2018|
Response from iancB5045ST |
No. This family home is only open to the public during the summer (normally all of July and August) on weekday afternoons.
June 30, 2018|
Response from iancB5045ST |
Generally in 2018 the house is open on July and August weekday afternoons, with tours from 1pm to 3.45pm.