Type:Towns & Villages

Hampshire, GU14 7NQ


World-famous for the Farnborough International Air Show, which takes place every two years, Farnborough is a friendly Hampshire town surrounded by peaceful countryside.

Farnborough's location makes it an easy day trip from London (and a popular home for thousands of commuters to the capital). With Basingstoke Canal running through the centre, and nearby woodland and well-kept parks, it's a great place to escape from it all with a gentle stroll or bike ride.

As for the airshow, it's truly one of the most spectacular of its kind in the world returns in 2024 - 22nd - 26th July.  The 2022 event hosted over 74,000 visitors from across the globe. They were treated to incredible aerial thrills from military and stunt aircraft, as well as up-close static displays of more than 160 huge planes and helicopters. It's a fantastic day out for the entire family.

Things to do in Farnborough

  • Wander along the peaceful banks of the Basingstoke Canal with an ice-cream in hand.
  • Visit the perfectly maintained medieval church of St. Michael's Abbey. Here you'll find the tomb of Napoleon III (one of France's most celebrated military leaders).
  • Head along to one of the many other year-rounds events held at Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre including the fantastic British Motor Show (August 23), The Creative Craft Show (September 23) and the annual Festive Fair (November 23).

More Farnborough Information

Farnborough is easily reached either by train (direct from London Waterloo in under 40 minutes) or a few minutes from the M3 motorway by car. There's plenty of accommodation in Farnborough and the surrounding area, from friendly B&Bs to quality hotels.

See here for Accommodation in Hampshire.


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