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Explore Basingstoke and Deane

With a rich history and in an excellent location, Basingstoke and Deane offers the perfect blend of a vibrant town and scenic countryside. The town offers a great shopping experience with plenty to explore and is surrounded by beautiful countryside, perfect for exploring. Outside of the town centre you’ll find the backdrop to Downton Abbey at Highclere Castle, the home of Bombay Sapphire, the world famous River Test chalk stream, Watership Down made famous in Richard Adam’s book of the same name and not forgetting the birthplace of famous writer Jane Austen. We can’t wait to welcome you.
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Food & drink

There are plenty of restaurants, pubs and bars in Basingstoke and the surrounding areas for you to enjoy. Whether you’re looking for a romantic meal, child-friendly restaurants, a business lunch, coffee and a catch up or just a quick bite to eat, you will be spoilt for choice.

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Afternoon tea at Oakley Hall Hotel
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Where to stay

From luxury accommodation to sleeping under the stars, Basingstoke and Deane offers a wide range of accommodation to choose from in the centre of Basingstoke or the surrounding towns and countryside retreats of Whitchurch, Overton, Oakley, Tadley and Upton Grey. If you are looking for home away from home, why not try an Airbnb.

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Watership Down Inn

Getting here and getting around

Basingstoke benefits from a central location, just 50 minutes from London and 60 minutes from the south coast by car. We are well positioned along the M3 with transport links to the M4 and M25 and in close proximity to Reading, Newbury and Winchester. Basingstoke may be best known for its number of roundabouts but rest assured the town and surrounding areas are well served by public transport and accessible by bicycle and on foot.

Getting around Basingstoke and Deane

News & Inspiration

Blog articles

Our blog section is designed to help you delve even further into Basingstoke and Deane.