Prime Minister Palmerston's 18th-century Palladian mansion is located on the edge of Romsey, just a short walk from the town centre. The original manor and area known as Broadlands were owned by Romsey Abbey from the 11th century before being sold in 1547, since when it has remained in private ownership.
In 1767, a major transformation was carried out by the famous architect and landscape designer, Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, and completed by architect Henry Holland, giving Broadlands its Palladian style mansion seen today.
Broadlands was later the country estate of the 19th century Prime Minister, Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, and in the 20th century, home of 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma.
Broadlands is also famous for hosting the first three days of the honeymoon of Queen Elizabeth ll and Prince Phillip in 1947, and later the Prince and Princess of Wales in 1981.
Open to visitors for a limited period in the summer, please check opening times to plan your visit. See the website for more information: broadlandsestates.co.uk
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