About Basingstoke and Deane

Festival Place

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council is named after the largest town and the smallest village. The borough covers an area of over 245 square miles in North Hampshire of which over 90% is rural. The rest of the borough is made up of villages and rural hamlets and countryside and includes 47 conservation areas.

The town centre attracts a large number of local and regional shoppers to Festival Place, The Malls and the Top of the Town.

There is lots to see and do around the borough. The rolling hills and woodlands of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty cover a section of the western side of the borough, offering lots of opportunities for outdoor pursuits such as walking and cycling.

Old House CarosellThe borough is twinned with Alencon in France, Braine-l’Alleud in Belgium and Euskirchen in Germany.

There are 16 infant, 16 junior, 26 primary and 11 secondary schools in the borough which are supported by Hampshire County Council.

View now and then images of Basingstoke by visiting The Willis Museum webpages.


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