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Highclere Castle is one of England’s most beautiful Victorian Castles set amidst 1,000 acres of spectacular parkland. The Carnarvon family has lived at Highclere since 1679, and the current Castle stands on the site of an earlier house, which in turn was built on the foundations of the medieval palace owned by the Bishops of […]
Stratfield Saye House was bought for the 1st Duke of Wellington in 1817 as his country house. The family still live here. There is a small gift shop and tea-room, serving light sandwich lunches and cakes, in the reception building. Access to Stratfield Saye House is by guided tour only. Numbers in groups are restricted […]
At Newlyns, the family has been producing great food in the heart of Hampshire for four generations and now bring this and much more, direct to you, through our farm shops. Allow Newlyns to provide you with a complete food experience. Our skilled butchers present great quality meat from lamb, beef, and pork that is […]
Andwell Brewing Company is a true family business, run by Adam Komrower and his wife, Helen. We began producing our range of beers in October 2008. The award-winning Brewery was conceived by Adam (probably over a pint of real ale) and having persuaded Helen it would be a good idea, a year into the project […]
Our North Hampshire take sites are at Down Grange and War Memorial Park in Basingstoke. We also have our own site at Hartley Wintney. All these sites are convenient for the M3 motorway which you will almost certainly see on your flight. During the balloon ride you may see Tylney Hall Hotel, Wellington Country Park, […]
The Dummer Cricket Centre, near Basingstoke in Hampshire, is one of only a few dedicated cricket centres in the country not under direct control of a first-class county. The facility boasts three refurbished indoor net lanes, a playing arena and a video analysis suite. We provide some of the best coaching available in the country […]
Eastrop Park is a peaceful haven, a few minutes walk from the town centre and Basing View. It has a boating lake (rowing boats and pedalos to hire in summer), extensive play area, trim trail, and in summer has a paddling pool which is extremely popular with families. There is also a programme of live […]
Loddon Vale Indoor Bowling Club is situated in the Basingstoke Leisure Park complex and offers excellent all year round indoor bowling and social facilities to over 500 members and their guests. Our 8 rink bowling facility, one of the best in the country, opened in 1991 and was subsequently refurbished during the summer of 2006. […]
The Basing Lime Pits were once part of a private estate,and now provide an opportunity for walking, playing and picnicking in a rural location. The site forms part of the Basingstoke Canal Heritage Footpath Trail, which runs across Basingstoke common and finishes at Basing House. It follows a route rich in wildlife and cultural heritage. […]
Wellington Country Park is a country park on the Berkshire/Hampshire border, around Riseley, between Reading and Basingstoke. The Park consists of 350 acres of coniferous and deciduous woodlands with several nature trails and a lake. There are special events, adventure playgrounds including a minature railway. Entrance charges apply.
Watership Down is a well known beauty spot with access to the Wayfarer’s Walk close to Kingsclere and Ecchinswell. A great place for walking, cycling or trail running across open hillsides with specatular views and ancient woodland that were the setting and inspiration for Richard Adams’ famous novel ‘Watership Down’. Free parking is available.
The Basingstoke Canal runs for 32 miles, from Greywell Village in Hampshire to Woodham in Surrey. There are numerous pubs to reward the weary, canal side car parks along the whole length of the canal and convenient train stations should you need transport back to your start point. The postcode will take you to the […]
Originally a tribal centre of the Iron Age Atrebates, Silchester became the large and important Roman town of Calleva Atrebatum. Unlike most Roman towns, it was never re-occupied or built over after its abandonment in the 5th century, so archaeological investigations give an unusually complete picture of its development. You can walk around almost the […]
“Basingstoke and District Sports Trust are enthusiastic supporters of Destination Basingstoke as an important conduit to gaining support and business to those companies and individuals who work and live in the area. It is with their support and contacts that we and other organisations can flourish and grow in this vibrant and growing town” James […]