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The Hampshire Court Hotel
Centre Drive, Great Binfields Road, Chineham, Basingstoke, RG24 8FY 01256 319700 Get Directions

Things To Do

There is so much to do in and around Basingstoke as well as being so close to some amazing Hampshire, Berkshire and Surrey attractions. Legoland, Peppa Pig World, Thorpe Park and Chessington World of Adventures are all between 30 and 60 minutes drive from the hotel.  Basingstoke has outstanding shopping, an array of stunning gardens, historic houses and a very unique museum; you'll also be amazed by the number of leisure activities on our doorstep in Basingstoke.

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Landmarks and Historical

Beaulieu is a guaranteed great family day out with lots for everyone to enjoy including the world famous National Motor Museum, Palace House, home of the Montagu family, and historic Beaulieu Abbey.

Highclere Castle

Landmarks and Historical

Highclere Castle- the inspiration for Downton Abbey- is one of England's most beautiful Victorian Castles set amidst 1,000 acres of spectacular parkland. The Carnarvon family has lived at Highclere since 1679, and the current Castle stands on the site of an earlier house, which in turn was built on the foundations of the medieval palace owned by the Bishops of Winchester for some 800 years.

Jane Austen's House Museum

Houses, Gardens and Parks

Jane Austen was born a few miles from us in Overton and spent her first 25 years and her last 8 years in the Basingstoke area.  The Jane Austen House and Museum was her family home and is of international importance as the place where she did the majority of her mature writing, but at the same time retains the charm of a village home. 
We celebrate Jane Austen's life particularly as we approach the bicentenary of her 41 year life.  Why not read one of her books as you explore the countryside that inspired her so.



Houses, Gardens and Parks

LEGOLAND Windsor Resort is a theme park dedicated to children aged 3-12 years old. Play your part in a world of LEGO® adventure. With over 55 interactive rides, live shows, building workshops, driving schools and attractions, all set in 150 acres of beautiful parkland, LEGOLAND Windsor Resort is a unique family theme park.

New Forest National Park

Zoos, Farms and Wildlife

A unique landscape of ancient woodland, heather-covered heath, wide lawns, boggy mires, gentle farmland, coastal saltmarsh and mudflats dotted with picturesque villages.



Landmarks and Historical

Stonehenge is probably the most important prehistoric monument in the whole of Britain and has attracted visitors from earliest times. It stands as a timeless monument to the people who built it.The Stonehenge that we see today is the final stage that was completed about 3500 years ago. 

The Vyne

Houses, Gardens and Parks

A remarkable National Trust property where five centuries of history are brought to life in this former Tudor palace turned 17th-century family home.  Explore 1500 acres of beautiful gardens and picturesque woodland and wetlands.

Theme & Adventure Parks

  • Peppa Pig World (40 minutes drive)
  • Chessington World of Adventure (45 minutes drive)
  • Thorpe Park (40 minutes drive)
  • Legoland Windsor (40 minutes drive)

Zoos, Farms & Wildlife

  • Wellington Horse Riding Centre (10 minutes drive)
  • Marwell Wildlife (35 minutes drive)
  • Hawk Conservancy (35 minutes drive)

Houses, Gardens & Parks

  • Jane Austen's House (25 minutes drive)
  • The Vyne (12 minutes drive)
  • Stratfield Saye House (15 minutes drive)

Galleries & Museums

  • Milestones - Living History Museum (10 minutes drive)
  • The Willis Museum (10 minutes drive)
  • Aldershot Military Museum (30 minutes drive)

Landmarks & Historical

  • Winchester Cathedral (30 minutes drive)
  • Basing House Ruins (5 minutes drive)
  • Calshot Castle (1 hour drive)
  • Stonehenge (45 minutes)

Tours & Guided Walks

  • City Sightseeing in Winchester (30 minutes drive)
  • New Forest (45 minutes drive)

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