Sunday 28th March 2021

Lying in the heart of Test Valley, we visit the wide and picturesque Stockbridge High Street which reflects its early role as part of a drovers road where it was common to see flocks of sheep or herds of cattle being driven through the town on route from Wales. Lunch of your choice can be enjoyed in an abundance of tea rooms, pubs and restaurants as well as independent specialist shops including art galleries, craft and gift shops. Stockbridge High Street was voted “best foodie street” in recent awards. Our tour highlight is Mottisfont Abbey where the riverside gardens burst into life with delightful displays of daffodils and narcissi. Thousands of mixed, naturalising bulbs provide delicious splashes of cream and yellow colour across the grounds, with drifts gathering beneath Mottisfont’s giant veteran trees. The abundant spring which gave Mottisfont its name is now an ornamental feature of the gardens. A tributary of the River Test flows through the grounds too where you can spot trout basking, while swans and other waterfowl glide on the surface. William Wordsworth was inspired by them, memories of spring are sparked by them and gardens are made just that little bit sunnier by them. Daffodils come in all shades of yellow, ranging from golden hues all the way to white. Have a great day out and see for yourself!
  • Depart 10.00hrs.

  • Ticket: Adult: £44.70, SC: £44.50, Child:£38.00.

  • LESS £13.70 National Trust Membership (Please state membership when booking) 

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