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A Quick Overview of Basingstoke
Basingstoke Railway Station is located at Station Hill in Basingstoke, in Hampshire. It is on the South Western Main Line from London Waterloo Railway Station. Basingstoke is staffed 24/7 and is fully accessible to wheelchair users. Bus and cycle services are available from this station which also has a carpark.
The area has been inhabited from the Neolithic Age through to modern times and was occupied and then completely abandoned by the Romans by the 5th century. The Danes, Celts and the Saxons also settled in the area.
This entire area is rich with heritage, history and cultural attractions which include the Silchester Roman Amphitheatre and Walls, set in beautiful countryside which is perfect for cycling or walks.
- Highclere Castle, the setting for ‘Downton Abbey’ is also in the area and the novelist, Jane Austen was born in Steventon and wrote her most famous novels a few miles from Basingstoke.
- You will also find ‘Watership Down’ in this area - the countryside spot that was the setting for Richard Adam’s novel Watership Down.
- Other popular attractions include Basing House, The Vyne, the Whitchurch Silk Mill, and Stratfield Saye House