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Avington Park, Winchester

Avington Park

S021 1DB
Tel: +44 (0) 1962 779260
Fax: +44 (0) 1962 779200
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First mentioned in the 10th Century as Afintun, Avington originally belonged to the Cathedral of Winchester until King Henry VIII granted the estate to Edmund Clerke, who built the banqueting hall, now the Orangery.

In the mid C17th, Avington was owned by George Brydges, Groom of the Bedchamber to Charles II. He enlarged the house to accommodate the King and Nell Gwynne. The 3rd Duke of Chandos, a cousin, inherited the property and made many improvements, adding the leaded statues, fountain, redecorating and gilding the state rooms, as well as laying out the gardens and parkland, planting avenues and vistas.

His only child, married the Duke of Buckingham and Stowe, who became the Duke of Buckingham and Chandos, inheriting Avington, and played host to King George IV and Mrs Fitzherbert.

The estate was sold in 1847 to Sir John Shelley, brother of the poet, and was sold to Lt. Col and Mrs Hickson in 1953, and is now in trust with their family.

Avington Park starred as Quentcham Hall in the recent BBC television drama Daniel Deronda.

Avington Park, Winchester

Historic House, Gardens, Tea Room, Car Park,

Weddings and Conferences
Today’s corporate visitor can appreciate the peace and tranquillity of this elegant, historic house. The staterooms are magnificently painted and lead onto a unique pair of conservatories flanking the south lawns.

Avington Park is an ideal venue for a whole range of functions, from small private meetings to large corporate hospitality days, motor car launches & classic car rallies, Company dinners, conferences and promotions.

There are wide lawns and meadows for outside activities, beautiful rooms inside and a 9 hole golf course and trout fishing, a mere 1/2 mile away.

Access is particularly easy with the M3 just 10 minutes away, and the station a mere 6 miles. There is excellent in-house catering and plenty of car parking.
Everything is done to make things run smoothly and efficiently with the least amount of difficulty for the organiser, with the maximum amount of enjoyment for the client.

From the grandest wedding to a small intimate gathering, Avington Park provides a stunning setting for your wedding or reception. This beautiful and imposing family home has been granted a licence to hold civil wedding ceremonies, enabling the bride and bridegroom to enjoy their wedding and reception at the same idyllic venue. At Avington we only offer exclusive use, so it really is yours for the day.

The house and tea bar are opened to the public between May and September. Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays 2:30 - 5:30pm. Entry to the house costs £4.00. Large parties can be pre-booked throughout the year.

In case of alteration, please check prices, opening times and any specific important information before booking or visiting

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