©

Basingstoke trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Basingstoke

Trip Planner Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Hampshire  /  Basingstoke
(3.4/5 based on 3,000+ reviews for top 20 attractions)
Things to do: museums, historic sites, nightlife
Basingstoke is a large town in northeast Hampshire, in south central England. It lies across a valley at the source of the River Loddon. It is located 30mi northeast of Southampton, 48mi southwest of London, and 19mi northeast of the county town and former capital Winchester. In 2012 it had an estimated population of 84,275, but this does not include the large suburban villages of Chineham, Old Basing or Lychpit, which are now generally considered as outer suburbs. Together with the town they form the Basingstoke Built-Up Area, which had a population of 107,355 in 2011. It is part of the borough of Basingstoke and Deane and part of the parliamentary constituency of Basingstoke. Basingstoke is often nicknamed "Doughnut City" or "Roundabout City" because of the number of large roundabouts.Often mistaken for a new town, Basingstoke is an old market town expanded in the 1960s as a result of a tripartite agreement between London County Council and Hampshire County Council. It was developed rapidly after World War II, along with various other towns in the United Kingdom, in order to accommodate part of the London 'overspill' as perceived under the Greater London Plan in 1944. Basingstoke market was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, and it remained a small market town until the 1950s. At the start of World War II the population was little more than 13,000. It still has a regular market, but is now larger than Hampshire County Council's definition of a market town.
Use our United Kingdom (UK) trip itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Basingstoke and other destinations in United Kingdom (UK).
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Basingstoke

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Basingstoke

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Basingstoke:
Nightlife, museums, sightseeing
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, zoos & aquariums, childrens museums
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Theme parks, parks, historic sites
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, parks, nightlife
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, wildlife areas, historic sites
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Basingstoke

11 days in London, Basingstoke & Edinburgh BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA August, historic sites, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: August, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 3 days in Basingstoke BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Basingstoke BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Basingstoke BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, kids, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in United Kingdom & Paris BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, culture, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Basingstoke BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Basingstoke BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Basingstoke BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Basingstoke BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in London & Basingstoke BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA November, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 3 days in Basingstoke BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News