Welcome to Bishop’s Waltham

Bishop’s Waltham is a vibrant and historic market town set in the glorious Hampshire countryside.

With a foot in the South Downs National Park and located at the mid point of a long-established route between Winchester and Portsmouth, Bishop’s Waltham has long been a place to stop and relax.

From the impressive ruins of the medieval Bishop of Winchester’s Palace to the numerous listed buildings of the town centre, history is everywhere.  The medieval high street is remarkably well preserved with an excellent range of shops, cafés, restaurants and salons.

Shopping and eating is complemented by miles of walking and cycling trails. Visitors can choose from wandering through nature reserves, meandering along riversides and discovering the former Meon Valley railway line.

The friendliness of Bishop’s Waltham combined with its strong sense of community has resulted in a calendar bursting with events. From its vibrant summer carnival to vintage markets and the annual Christmas Fayre, there’s always a reason to come back to Bishop’s Waltham.

Children enjoying Bishop's Waltham Palace
Independents' Day Bishop's Waltham 2013