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What to see by foot: Basingstoke
With its interesting collections and displays, the Willis Museum takes visitors
back in time almost 200 years to experience the growth of Basingstoke into the
thriving centre it is today.
Meanwhile, the Viables Craft Centre houses permanent craft workshops in lovely
Victorian farm buildings, including weaving, ceramics, glass working, wood turning,
goldsmith, glass engraving, metal and hand engraving and stained glass working.
There is also an Indian restaurant, bar and garden, miniature railway and model
car racing events at the centres.
Being a major commercial area, Basingstoke has a wonderful range of shops to
browse through. In fact, Festival Place, which opened in 2002, boasts 165 shops!
For entertainment, head to the Anvil, and arts and exhibition complex with
a busy programme of cultural and thespian events. The Haymarket theatre is also
interesting, dating back to 1864 when it began life as a corn exchange.
There are many places to go for a stroll near Basingstoke. The Vyne, a beautiful
Tudor National Trust property, is set amongst lakes and has many woodland trails.
Alternatively, the Basingstoke Canal Towpath Trail is a footpath that stretches
33½ miles from Penny Bridge to its junction with the River Wey at Woodham.
It is a wonderfully scenic route, passing through a wide range of habitats from
woodland and heathland to wetland and pasture.
Basingstoke also has a wonderful selection of restaurants and pubs throughout
Selection of hotels in this region:
Holiday Inn Basingstoke
Hanover International Hotel & Club
Red Lion Hotel
Days Inn Basingstoke East
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