Closest City: Basingstoke
Distance from the Hotel: 1.86 MI/ 3 KM KILOMETERS
This hotel is in a suburban location
Festival Place Shopping Centre
Jane Austen House
Nearest train station
Mars Drinks UK
Nearby convention centre
The Ark Centre
Distance to Hotel: 4.1 MI/ 6.6 KM North West
Dummer Golf Club : 6.21 MI/ 10 KM South West
Outdoor Tennis: 0.62 MI/ 1 KM
Indoor Tennis: 0.62 MI/ 1 KM
A 25-minute drive from the hotel, Highclere Castle is a spectacular Victorian mansion and the setting for the much-loved TV series “Downton Abbey”. Guided tours of the interior lead from opulent state rooms and bedrooms to the servants’ quarters below stairs. Outside, the castle is surrounded by beautiful parklands where you’ll find formal plantings, a walled garden, woods and wildflower meadows.
Housed in a former 18th-century paper mill 25 minutes’ drive from the hotel, the Bombay Sapphire Distillery overlooks the River Test. Book a tour for an insight into the production of gin in the still house and discover the 10 botanicals that give Bombay Sapphire its unique flavour. Visits include a complimentary drink at the bar and you can create your own favourite cocktail in a masterclass.
Just over half an hour’s drive from the hotel, Marwell Zoo is surrounded by lush English countryside. It’s home to hundreds of animal species, including giraffes, tigers, rhinos and penguins. The zoo’s most recent residents are a group of pygmy marmosets, the smallest monkeys in the world. Visit the tiny Amazon natives just opposite the fossa, until they move into the zoo’s Tropical House in 2018.
Don't Go Home Without
Basingstoke’s premier performing arts venue is the Anvil, a short drive from the hotel in the town centre. So-called because it loosely resembles a blacksmith’s anvil, this ultra-modern, multi-purpose hall is known for its superb acoustics. Thanks to the variety of stage set-ups, the schedule of events includes anything from rock gigs to classical concerts and opera, touring musicals and comedy.
Why not take home some delicious food produced right on our doorstep? A 20-minute drive from the hotel, Laverstoke Park Farm sells its own organic cheese, beef, juice and ale. Even closer, the Wellington Farm Shop in Heckfield offers lamb and beef from its own livestock, plus eggs and dairy produce. Basingstoke’s own traditional street market sells local goodies on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Distance to hotel: 15.53 MI/ 25 KM North
Distance to hotel: 1.86 MI/ 3 KM West
Distance to hotel: 32.93 MI/ 53 KM North East
Thruxton Motorsport Centre
Distance to hotel: 27.96 MI/ 45 KM West
Museum or Gallery
Distance to hotel: 3.73 MI/ 6 KM West
College or University
Basingstoke College of Technology
Distance to hotel: 1.24 MI/ 2 KM West
Zoo or Aquarium
Distance to hotel: 26.1 MI/ 42 KM South
Dummer Golf Club
Distance to hotel: 6.21 MI/ 10 KM South West
War Memorial Park
Distance to hotel: 0.93 MI/ 1.5 KM West
Basingstoke Discovery Centre
Distance to hotel: 1.99 MI/ 3.21 KM North West
Saint Bede's Church
Distance to hotel: 3.7 MI/ 5.95 KM North West
Albirr Foundation Mosque
Distance to hotel: 2.5 MI/ 4.02 KM West
Reading Hebrew Congregation
Distance to hotel: 30 MI/ 48.28 KM North East
Children's activities are not available
Welcome to Playdays. Come and enjoy the pirate ship themed play equipment, with lots to do for your little ones. We have a 4 lane astro slide, ball pits, a bounce-bed, twist and straight tube slides all on a multi-level play frame.
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