This was the second National trust house we visited whilst down on a short brake to Hampshire. The house and garden are owned by the National Trust and are open to the public. The garden was created by Ralph Stawell Dutton (1898–1985), the 8th and last Baron Sherborne, starting in 1930, making this a modern 20th-century garden
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Mottisfont House and Abbey is a house owned by the national trust in rural Hampshire. The Abbey that once stood there dates from 1201 and was disestablished in 1536 during Henry VIII reign. The house is set in large landscaped gardens and the usual tea rooms and gift shops will fight for your cash as you enter
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The first port of call on this small trip out was the naval city of Portsmouth in the county of Hampshire. An easy to get too destination only taking a couple of hours from Milton keynes however you may wish to stay at a hotel near to destination so you can get more in over a couple of days. The place we had come to visit was the historic naval dockland easily signposted and with good car parking
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