The Basingstoke canal is only one reason to visit the Basingstoke area. This is a beautiful village that is a tourist destination for anyone looking to relax and enjoy nature and a quaint, scenic town.
Basingstoke is the biggest town in Hampshire, a picturesque county in the south of England. This is a great place for anyone who wants to escape the hustle and bustle of city lives. This is less than 50 miles from London, which makes it a great location for anyone who wants to enjoy the perks of the city without the downsides. You’re close enough to benefits like theater, arts, culture, and restaurants, but far enough away that you can enjoy fresh air, country side, and small town friendliness.
The town is also rife with history. Aside from the Town Hall, which is now the Willis Museum, Basingstoke is an old market town, and still contains some historic sites, and old, cute churches. Literary buffs also generally love exploring the area. Nothing is as British as Jane Austen, who used to go to dances in the area. Her most famous novel, Pride and Prejudice, is reportedly based on her experience in the area, which makes it popular with fans of the books or films.
While there is a shopping mall containing modern shops for a little retail therapy, there are also some independent stores making for great gift ideas, or one off pieces. While the town is full of cozy community pubs, there is also some great nightlife, and there are several clubs for people who come to town looking to party. There’s also space to relax, particularly in the sauna, Jacuzzi and steam room of the sport center. And if you have free time, you can enjoy the Aquadrome, complete with an ice rink, an indoor skydiving center, ski machines, and surf machines.
There is plenty to do for the whole family in Basingstoke.