Trains to Romsey pass through some of Britain's most majestic countryside, finally pulling into a market town on the banks of the River Test. The Grade II-listed station building was opened in 1847, and the subway connecting the two platforms has pedigree too - it was added in 1887. Both were lucky to survive, as Romsey was shut down in the 1960s, remaining closed for several decades. Passenger services finally returned in 2003. Today trains run southeast to Southampton, Portsmouth and Brighton and northwest to Salisbury, Bristol and Cardiff.
Highlights in Romsey itself include the Romsey Abbey, dating back to 907AD, the medieval King John's House and the Town Hall, all within five minutes' walk of each other. The pleasant town centre is full of independent restaurants and cafes, and visitors can enjoy wanders through the Memorial Park and along the River Test, famous for its trout and salmon. Nearby Test Valley and the New Forest offer yet more beautiful landscapes to explore.