To provide you with the best experience, cookies are used on this site. Find out more here.

Allow cookies

Farnborough

Hampshire

Type:Towns & Villages

Hampshire, GU14 7NQ
Farnborough

About

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. The 2015 event hosted over 150,000 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).

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.

 

TripAdvisor

Map & Directions

What's Nearby

  1. Aldershot

    Known as The Home of the British Army, Aldershot has been one of the most important...

    1.78 miles away
  2. Blackwater

    Blackwater is a small town in the northeastern corner of Hampshire, England, lying in the...

    3.91 miles away
  3. Fleet

    With its rural and historic heritage, enchanting villages and open spaces, Fleet and the...

    4.47 miles away
  1. Farnham

    Farnham is an old English rural market town with a host of things to do and events with...

    4.65 miles away
  2. Sandhurst

    Sandhurst is a small town and civil parish and is in the south eastern corner...

    5.54 miles away
  3. Yateley

    Yateley Town Council serves a population of approximately 20,500 people covering Yateley ...

    5.77 miles away
  4. Crowthorn

    Crowthorne is a village and civil parish in the Bracknell Forest district of...

    6.94 miles away
  5. Guildford

    Guildford is a vibrant historic town, set in the rolling hills of the Surrey countryside....

    8.18 miles away
  6. Godalming

    Godalming is an ancient market and coaching town situated on the River Wey in Surrey with...

    8.51 miles away
  7. Woking

    Visit Woking and its nearby towns and villages in the heart of Surrey for a slice of...

    9.36 miles away
  8. Bracknell

    Bracknell is a town and civil parish in the Borough of Bracknell Forest in Berkshire.

    9.61 miles away
  9. Ascot

    Ascot is a pretty town dominated by its racecourse, but you'll find plenty of things to...

    9.86 miles away
  10. Sunninghill

    Sunninghill means 'the home of Sunna’s people'. Most of the development around the large...

    10.07 miles away
  11. Sunningdale

    In the southeastern corner of the Royal Borough, Sunningdale borders the county of Surrey...

    10.25 miles away
  12. Wokingham

    Wokingham is a market town and civil parish in Berkshire It is about 7 miles...

    11.19 miles away
  13. Bordon and Whitehill

    Hampshire's Green Town, Whitehill & Bordon is set in the Woolmer Forest, an area of...

    12.41 miles away
Previous Next