Visiting Basingstoke and Deane

Named after the largest town and the smallest village, Basingstoke and Deane borough covers an area of over 245 square miles in North Hampshire.

  • The borough is over 90% is rural, with a number of villages, rural hamlets and countryside including many conservation areas.
  • Rolling hills and woodlands of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty cover a section of the western side of the borough
  • The borough is twinned with Alencon in France, Braine-l’Alleud in Belgium and Euskirchen in Germany.

Discover more about what makes the borough a great place to visit, live, work and play at Love Basingstoke.

Things to do

With a rich history and in an excellent location, the borough offers the perfect blend of a vibrant town and scenic countryside. Below is a selection of things to do in the borough.

In the town centre

At the Leisure Park


The Leisure Park is packed full of entertainment including:

Around the borough


Visit the Love Basingstoke website for more information on things to see and do in Basingstoke and the surrounding areas.

Where to park

View our car parks webpage to find a car park

For Blue Badge holders information is available on the Blue Badge parking page

Find out where to locate electric vehicle charging points

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