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Basingstoke

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Basingstoke is the largest town in Hampshire. It is situated in south central England, and lies across a valley at the source of the River Loddon. It is located 30mi northeast of Southampton, 48mi southwest of London, and 19mi northeast of the county town and former capital Winchester. According to the 2011 census the town (including its outer suburbs) had a population of 107,355. It is part of the borough of Basingstoke and Deane and part of the parliamentary constituency of Basingstoke. Basingstoke is often nicknamed "Doughnut City" or "Roundabout City" because of the number of large roundabouts.Basingstoke is an old market town expanded in the mid 1960s as a result of an agreement between London County Council and Hampshire County Council. It was developed rapidly after World War II, along with various other towns in the United Kingdom, in order to accommodate part of the London 'overspill' as perceived under the Greater London Plan in 1944. Basingstoke market was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, and it remained a small market town until the early 1960s. At the start of World War II the population was little more than 13,000. It still has a regular market, but is now larger than Hampshire County Council's definition of a market town.
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Hidden gems in Basingstoke

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Specialty Museum
Milestones Museum
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Historic Site
The Vyne Sherborne St. John
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Ski Area
Skizone
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Garden
The Manor House Upton Grey
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Basingstoke

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World heritage site
Stonehenge Amesbury
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Theme Park
Paultons Park Romsey
4.5
Duration: 8 hours
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Zoo
Hawk Conservancy Trust Weyhill
4.9
Duration: 6 hours
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Architectural Building
Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta Salisbury
4.8
Duration: 1 hour

Popular things to do in Basingstoke

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Park
Eastrop Park
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Church
St Michael's Church
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Brewery
Andwell Brewing Company Andwell
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Forest
Crabtree Plantation
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Basingstoke

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Historic Site
Basing House Old Basing
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
Battlefield
Basing Trail Old Basing
4.0
Duration: 4 hours
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Church
St Mary's Church Old Basing
4.2
Duration: 30 minutes
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Church
St Nicolas Church Newnham
4.0
Duration: 30 minutes

Golf in Basingstoke

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Golf Course
Weybrook Park Golf Club Sherborne St. John
3.6
Duration: 4 hours
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Golf Course
Basingstoke Golf Club
3.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

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