Town of Aldershot
Probably best known as the home of the British Army, the town of Aldershot offers a fascinating insight into military history as well as extensive barracks for today's soldiers. The presence of the Army has a significant daily influence on the town where it is regarded very much as part of the community. Each year the Aldershot Army Show attracts 60,000 visitors to the area, with spectacular arena displays, exhibitors and trader, as well as a grand display of military vehicles and equipment.
As well as its military connections, Aldershot is also home to West End Centre and Princes Hall, both thriving arts and culture centers.
Town of Basingstoke
In Basingstoke you'll find a rich heritage dating back to Roman times and beyond and also the best that a modern town has to offer. Basingstoke has many attractions for visitors, from pavement cafes and bistros to one of the south's best shopping centers, Festival Place.
A trip to Milestones, Hampshire's living history museum, brings the past to life. The museum is home to over 20,000 objects either made or used in Hampshire, and is a record of the county's social, industrial and transport history.
Visitors can literally take a trip back in time, with a walk through the late 1800s and 1900s streets equipped with shops, factories, a garage, houses, vintage vehicles, a Romany encampment and a Victorian showground - and don't miss the Baverstoke Arms working pub!
Originally built as a great Tudor 'power house', The Vyne was visited by King Henry VIII on at least three occasions and later became a family home, cherished by the Chute family for more than 350 years. The house is filled with an eclectic mix of fine furniture, portraits, textiles and sculpture. The attractive gardens and grounds feature an ornamental lake, delightful woodlands and flourishing wetlands, a haven for wildlife and water fowl which can be observed from the bird hide
Highclere Castle is the largest house in Hampshire and was built by the architect Sir Charles Berry using his unique Angle-Italian style. It is home to many ancient Egyptian treasures collected by the 5th Earl of Carnarvon, who discovered the Tomb of Tutankhamun during his excavations in the Valley of the Kings.
Town of Farnborough
The town of Farnborough in north Hampshire is probably best known for its international airshow and the famous Farnborough Abbey.
Farnborough Abbey, also known as St. Michael’s Abbey is a contemplative monk monestary of the Benedictine Order and is also home to the mausoleum for Napoleon III and his wife.