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Basingstoke Bed and Breakfast accommodation at amazing prices

Basingstoke offers a variety of B&Bs and boutique hotels, which you will find available through our website. Options range from small independent hotels, or if you prefer a more personal touch, family-run guest houses, where you will be looked after by the owner . In all cases, you will be provided with a comfortable bed, breakfast will be prepared for you, and help will be given on travel and what local attractions to visit. This affordable alternative allows you to take in Basingstoke with those who know the "Doughnut City" best.

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Basingstoke Visitor information

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An Introduction to Basingstoke

Basingstoke is a town in north east Hampshire, in south central England. In 2008 it had an estimated population of 82,913 and Basingstoke is often nicknamed "Doughnut City" or "Roundabout City" because of the number of roundabouts. Basingstoke remained a small market town from the medieval period, until the 1950s. It still has a regular market, but is now bigger than Hampshire County Council's definition of a market town.

Things to do in Basingstoke

Visited by Henry VIII, besieged by Cromwell, Basing House, is a nationally important historical site which was built during the Norman period. The Anvil is one of Hampshire’s largest entertainment venues and offers a wide range of entertainment for all ages. Festival Place is an award-winning retail destination which has recently been ranked in the UK’s top 10 shopping centres. It provides an array of facilities including 30 restaurants, bars and cafes, a multi-screen cinema, sports centre, library and night-club as well as over 200 shops. Milestones Museum houses many interesting historical items and the Willis Museum explores the history of the town and also houses the Sainsbury's Gallery which is home to various exhibitions throughout the year.

Travelling to Basingstoke

By Road 

Basingstoke is at Junction 6 and Junction 7 of the M3 motorway.

By Rail

The South Western Main Line railway runs east and west through the centre of the town and Basingstoke railway station is linked to the West of England Main Line to Salisbury and the South West of England and London Waterloo. 

By Bus and Coach

National Express offers direct coach services to London and Southampton from the bus station. Stagecoach operate local buses.

By Air

The closest international airport to Basingstoke is Southampton, about 25 miles away.

History 

Basingstoke History

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Basingstoke began as a Saxon village. In the Middle Ages Basingstoke grew into a small one town though in 1392 Basingstoke was devastated by fire. In the 16th and 17th centuries Basingstoke remained a quiet market town.

In 1642 came civil war between King and parliament. The people of Basingstoke were sympathetic to parliament but the Marquis of Winchester, who owned Basing House, supported the King. On 31 July 1643 a force of parliamentary soldiers attempted to take the house and failed. Between June and November 1644 the parliamentary troops tried again to take Basing house though this did not work. In October 1645 Cromwell led an army against the house. This time, inevitably, it fell. 

The government expected Basingstoke to be safe from bombing and in 1939 about 900 schoolchildren were evacuated to the town and the surrounding villages but Church Square was bombed in August 1940.  

Festival Place Shopping Centre opened in 2002. Today the population of Basingstoke is 90,000.

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