My Old Home in Basingstoke, Hampshire

My House
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Parking Area

Parking Area
Summer Flowers

Summer Flowers
Rear Garden

Rear Garden
Showering Bird

Showering Bird
Winter Scene

Winter Scene
Singing Robin

Singing Robin

Click here to see the variety of wildlife that visits the garden and here for a catalogue of the garden's plants

Location and Distances

Map of Basingstoke Area

Basingstoke is 30 miles (50 km) southwest of London's M25 orbital motorway and about the same distance due north of Portsmouth. Two of the U.K.'s major airports are within an hour's drive and regular train services connect it with London and the rest of the country. Here are some approximate times and distances:

Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 45 mins / 45 miles (75 km)
Gatwick Airport (LGW) - 60 mins / 60 miles (95 km)
Stansted Airport (STN) - 105 mins / 100 miles (160 km)
Eurotunnel (Channel Tunnel) - 110 mins / 115 miles (185 km)
Port of Dover (Ferries to Calais) - 120 mins / 125 miles (200 km)

I thoroughly recommend browsing through Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council's excellent web site for information on local facilities and attractions - the town centre has been enormously improved by the new Festival Place shopping centre. The South Coast is only 35 minutes away and many well-known tourist attractions are within an hour's drive - including Stonehenge and the New Forest.

Useful Links

Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council
Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council
Festival Place Shopping Centre
Festival Place
Hampshire County Council
Hampshire County Council
British Tourist Authority
British Tourist Authority
MetOffice
MetOffice
National Rail
National Rail
London Underground
London Underground
British Airways
British Airways



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