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. Voted as the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Village of the Year in 2019, Bishop's Waltham has a lot to offer residents, visitors and businesses.
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 the annual yarn bombing to its vibrant summer carnival, vintage markets and the annual Christmas Fayre, there are many reasons to Love Bishop’s Waltham!
If you are new to Bishop’s Waltham, you might like to download our “Welcome to Bishop’s Waltham” booklet with lots of useful information about living here. You can also download the Bishop's Waltham Pocket Guide.
To find out about the town and its history, why not follow the interactive QR Trail - a fun and informative activity suitable for all the family - use your mobile phone to scan the QR codes around the town!
Keep up to date with the latest news and events by following the Bishop's Waltham Facebook Page and don't forget to sign up for the eNews - a monthly newsletter sent by email which contains local information, events, clubs and activities.
This website is run by the Bishop's Waltham Town Team who organise many events in the town throughout the year.
The town also has a Parish Council:
Telephone: 01489 892323
Clerk to the Parish Council: Mrs Lindsay Edge