What to see while staying in the city for the night, weekend…
When visiting the town, you will be able to travel back in time, from prehistorical times to the 21st century, via the Roman era, the Middle Ages, the Civil War and the Victorian period. The rich archeological heritage of the regionincludes remains from the Iron Age, as can be seen in the Winklebury Ring.
Cheap Hotels in Basingstoke Town Centre
Hotels near Basingstoke Train Station
Testimonies of the Roman presence in the area can be found with several roads and more famously in Silchester, or Calleva Atrebatum as it was known then. About 5 miles away from Basingstoke, the village showcases well-preserved city walls and an amphitheater. In Old Basing village, about a mile from the city centre, you will find Basing House and the remains of one of the largest Tudor mansions of the country.
Make sure you follow the Town Trail, which will take you to all the most important historical landmarks in the town centre, and visit the Milestones and Willis Museum, to learn more about the past of the region.
Finding overnight accommodation to let in the heart of the town is a must for an experience blending history and modernity. The railway makes it easy to travel to other parts of town and the surrounding countryside, whether you are here just for 1 night, for a weekend or for a longer period.
Cheap Accommodation – hotel and b&b rooms Basingstoke town centre
Regardless of the length and purpose of your stay in Basingstoke, staying near the train station is one of the best options. Not only are there several cheap hotels and affordable bed and breakfast in the town centre, but making this area your home base means you will be able to discover all the landmarks easily, while traveling to further areas without too much hassle.
Festival Place is the perfect location if you intend on dedicating some time to retail therapy, while the Top of Town is the historical centre, where you will find all the restaurants, cafés, pubs, and the market.
If you are looking for some greenery, finding a bed and breakfast close to Eastrop Park is always a good idea, especially if you are traveling with children. Several establishments have family rooms, perfect for families.
While it is possible to pick your accommodation in surrounding towns, don’t forget that those can be reached easily via railway, buses, or coaches. However, rooms in b&b’s and guest housescan also be booked only for 1 night, during or after your stay in the larger town.
One of the most popular hotels, located within walking distance of the town centre, is 4 star rated Hilton Basingstoke. This luxury guest accommodation has a gym, carvery restaurant and some refurbished bedrooms. It’s one of the nearest properties to the railway station.
Located in town centre is cheap 3 star Red Lion, beside the Festival Place shopping centre. It offers free car parking, good-value en suite rooms and a cafe bar and restaurant, close to the train station and within easy reach of the M3 motorway.
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Hotel (Family) Rooms near Basingstoke Train Station RG21 5NE
Basingtoke railway station lies on the South Western Main Line from London Waterloo. It is also the terminus of First Great Western local services on the Reading to Basingstoke Line. Long distance cross-country services to Bournemouth from central Birmingham hotels, Manchester city centre and further north are operated by CrossCountry.
Address Basingstoke Train Station : Station Hill, Basingstoke, RG21 5NE
Places to stay in the center of town close to the rail platforms are within easy reach of the M3 motorway and A30. Basingstoke is 15 minutes from Winchester and 30 minutes from the port of Southampton.
Basingstoke hotels near station (train and bus)
Basingstoke in Hampshire
Location : the town is located in the north-eastern part of Hampshire county, about 30 miles north-east of Southampton, just over 15 miles from Reading accommodations, and less than 50 miles from London UK accommodations.
Region : South East part of England
District : Basingstoke and Deane
County : Hampshire
Nearby Attractions and Sights
(Churchill Way, RG21 7QR, England UK)
Very modern and large entertainment venue offering a great variety of acts and music performances.
(Leisure Park, Churchill Way W, RG22 6PG United Kingdom)
Milestones museum displays a large collection of transport memorabilia, set out in an old streets. Great place for a family visit.
(Vyne Rd, Hampshire RG24 9HL, England UK)
Old country house built in the early 16th century. It’s a house full of history and tradition, set on beautiful grounds.
(Market Place, Basingstoke RG21 7QD, England)
Museum showcasing very interesting exhibits.
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