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Basingstoke

Basingstoke and Deane

Type:Towns & Villages

Hampshire, RG21 7LJ
The Vyne near Basingstoke in Hamshire

About

Basingstoke is not, as is commonly thought, a “new town” - in fact it's an expanded market town with origins that can be traced right back to the Iron Age.

Today, Basingstoke is one of Hampshire's most prosperous and vibrant locations and is home to the UK headquarters for many global brands from Motorola to Sun Life.

Places to visit near Basingstoke

Despite its commercial success, Basingstoke has a rich variety of cultural and heritage attractions. The Borough of Basingstoke and Deane features over 1800 listed buildings, and Jane Austen was born in nearby Steventon - where she wrote several early novels. Other towns and villages near Basingstoke make this area of north Hampshire ideal for a relaxing short break

Things to do in Basingstoke

As for tourist attractions, Basingstoke is well-stocked with shops, restaurants and bars. The Festival Place Shopping Centre is the focal point for most shopaholics, with over 200 stores and 31 different restaurants.

  • The Jump Factory Trampoline Park, one of Basingstoke's newest attractions, opened in 2016 and is home to more than 80 trampolines and other activities including the UK's first trampoline Half Pipe. Ideal for a rainy day!
  • Visit the remains and wander the gardens of Basing House – at one stage the largest private house in England. Today you can see the earthworks of a medieval castle, which predates the house.
  • See ancient artefacts and modern artwork in the Willis Museum on Market Place.
  • Visit The Vyne, a 16th-century house and a treasure trove of history - during her lifetime, the acclaimed author Jane Austen often attended dances at the house.
  • Step back in time at the Milestones Museum, a living history museum made up of a network of streets that recreate the Victorian era and 1930's Hampshire.

Find out what's on in Basingstoke this weekend with our guide to events in Hampshire.

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What's Nearby

  1. Willis Museum and Sainsbury Gallery

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    0.17 miles away
  2. Hidden Britain Tours

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  3. Milestones Museum

    Detailed information about visiting one of Hampshire's top museums, suitable for all...

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  1. Jump Factory Trampoline Park

    Indoor trampoline park in Basingstoke,Hampshire.Bounce around on 80+ trampolines and...

    1.26 miles away
  2. Airkix Indoor Skdyiving

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  3. Basing House

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  4. Manydown Family Fun

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  5. The Vyne

    Stunning images & essential information about the Vyne and 13 acres of beautiful relaxing...

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  6. Andwell Brewing Company

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  7. Stratfield Saye House

    Home of the Dukes of Wellington since 1817. Unique collection of paintings, furniture and...

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  8. Odiham Castle

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  9. Bartley Heath Pottery

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  10. West Green House Gardens

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  11. Padworth Common

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  12. Wellington Country Park

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