Thursday, June 26, 2008

Dogmersfield Park in Hampshire, England

dogmersfield house, four seasons hampshire, englandIn England, we were lucky enough to stay at the Four Seasons Hampshire at Dogmersfield Park. During our free time, we wandered through the grounds, visiting the 18th century walled garden and walking down to Tundry Pond, before moving on to the Basingstoke Canal.

walled garden, dogmersfield park, hampshireWalled Garden
walled garden, dogmersfield park, hampshire
bridge over tundry pond, dogmersfield park, hampshireBridge over Tundry Pond

King Henry VII visited Dogmersfield Park in 1501 with Prince Arthur to meet Arthur's future wife, Catherine of Aragon. The young Prince Henry was also there, and would have met Catherine at the same time. Prince Arthur died soon after his marriage, and later on, Catherine became the 1st of Henry VIII's 6 wives.