Start your weekend with a hearty breakfast at the Amercian diner to fuel you for a stunning walk across Watership Down, stop off for lunch after at the Vine in Hannington before an afternoon at Laverstoke Mill the home of Bombay Sapphire, then head back to town for dinner and to catch a show at the Haymarket, the Anvil or Proteus Creation Space.
On Sunday start with some gentle shopping Festival Place and lunch at Festival Street Kitchen before a trip to Basing House and the Vyne finishing the weekend with dinner at the Swan in Sherborne St John.

No restrictions

Minimum of 6 hours

£15 entry into Bombay Sapphire, all other locations free. Food costs not included.

Car essential

Watership Down

Watership Down

Watch out for rabbits whilst walking along Watership Down the beautiful location that inspired Richard Adams famous novel. Take in the views on a short stroll or long hike in the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which also forms part of the Wayfayers Walk.

RG25 3EJ (nearest postcode) Car Park at top of hill

Bombay Sapphire Glasshouse

Bombay Sapphire Distillery - 01256 890090

Uncover the secrets of the world famous Bombay Sapphire gin at the beautiful working distillery. Discover the heritage, experience the finished product or take a tour or masterclass.

Bookings advised but not always essential

Bombay Sapphire Distillery
Laverstoke Mill, London Road
Whitchurch RG28 7NR

The Haymarket Basingstoke

Discover The Arts

Basingstoke is home to the largest performing arts organisation in Hampshire bringing world class acts to the town. With numerous performance spaces to choose from you will never be short on entertainment options.

Shopping in Basingstoke

Festival Place

Discover over 160 top brands and 30 places to eat in the award winning Festival Place shopping centre whose shops include Zara, Debenhams, BHS and Apple Store.

Visit the website for more details: www.festivalplace.co.uk

Basing House

Basing House - 01256 463965

A major Tudor palace and castle in the village of Old Basing in the English county of Hampshire, it once rivalled Hampton Court Palace in its size and opulence.

Price £14.30 family ticket or £5.10 per person

Basing House
The Street, Old Basing
Hampshire RG24 7BH


The Vyne - 01256 883858

From its royal beginnings in Tudor times to its place today as an intriguing retreat, you can lose yourself in the surroundings that inspired authors such as Jane Austen.

Price £14.30 family ticket or £5.10 per person

The Vyne
Vyne Road, Sherborne St John
Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 9HL

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