Please note that The Grange at Northington will be closed all day on Saturday 26th August and again on Friday 1st September for private events. The site will be open 27th-31st August. Nearby Bishop's Waltham Palace and Wolvesey Castle will be open as usual. We apologise for any inconvenience.
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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