The Grange at Northington

The Grange at Northington.
Side view of The Grange at Northington.
The exterior of The Grange at Northington.

Free Entry

Open daily for exterior viewing only


Alresford, Hampshire

Before You Go

Please note that The Grange at Northington will be closed on Saturday 1st September and again on Saturday 6th October for private events.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused.  Nearby Bishop's Waltham Palace and Wolvesey Castle will be open as usual. 

Set in a landscaped park, The Grange at Northington, Hampshire, is the foremost example in England of Greek Revival architecture. The mansion owes its present appearance to the architect William Wilkins, who, between 1809 and 1816, transformed a modest 17th century brick building into something more like an Ancient Greek temple. Literally wrapping the house in cement, Wilkins added classical façades, including the striking temple front supported on eight gigantic columns.

Public outcry saved The Grange from demolition in 1975 and it is now used as an opera venue.

Read more about the history of The Grange.

Before You Go

Opening Times: There is no access to the interior. The Grange is open daily throughout the year. Due to events taking place in the grounds, it may close early between May and September. See details.

Access: Parts of the site are uneven and there are steep steps up to the terrace. Not suitable for unaided wheel chairs or buggies.

Parking: There is a car park onsite.

Dogs: Dogs on leads are welcome.

Plan a Great Day Out

Why not explore the palaces of the Bishops of Winchester at Wolvesey Castle, in Winchester, or Bishop's Waltham Palace, just outside of Southampton.  You could also head to the coast and visit Portchester Castle. Pack a picnic and enjoy lunch in the castle grounds or on the shore of the Solent.

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