The surrounding countryside is perfect for those who like to explore, with a vineyard and working mill nearby, as well as a number of historic sites and nature reserves.
Bishop’s Waltham is widely regarded as a sought after address, combining as it does the quiet rural town life with good communications and easy access to Southampton, Winchester, Fareham and Portsmouth. This medieval town has many interesting and historic buildings, the most impressive of which is Bishop’s Waltham Palace, the extensive ruins of which are open to the public.
In June, the town holds an arts festival, with orchestral, choral and jazz music, folk concerts, drama and art exhibitions and a traditional carnival
and summer fête.