Basingstoke offers visitors and residents a diverse range of cultural attractions and historic connections.

Home to both Basing House and The Vyne, Basingstoke’s long history can be traced back to the Doomesday Book.

Jane Austen where she wrote her most famous novels at her home in a few miles from Basingstoke where she lived for 25 years.

More recently Basingstoke has an important industrial hertitage as home to both Burberry’s, Thornycroft and The AA.

Basingstoke has a rich cultural offer, with the internationally renown Anvil Arts, The Haymarket and other theatres as well as a variety of seasonal treats throughout the Basingstoke Festival and the UK’s biggest free music festival ‘Basingstoke Live’.

CULTURE & HISTORY

Basingstoke's cultural and historical attractions