Things to see and do in and around Basingstoke

Explore and adventure

Whether you would like to immerse yourself in the rich history of Jane Austen at her family home in Steventon, embark on a day of adventures with the little ones at Peppa Pig World, or simply sit back and unwind with a G&T at Bombay Sapphire Distillery, there is so much to see and do in our neck of the woods.

Places to visit


Woodland walk

Oakley Hall Hotel, 0 miles
A visit to Oakley Hall wouldn't be complete without a walk around our beautiful grounds and gardens. Pay a visit to our Kitchen Garden to see how we grow the many herbs, fruits and vegetables which go into our menus, or take the route through the woods and discover the wide range of plants, trees and wildlife that have made Oakley Hall their home.

Local Walking Trails

There's so much of the Hampshire countryside to enjoy outside of the Oakley Hall grounds. Whether you're looking for a gentle stroll in the woods with your dogs or a 10 mile hike there's a trail for all to enjoy.

Bombay Sapphire Distillery

Whitchurch, 4 miles
Laverstoke Mill, home to the Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery, is less than 5 miles from us. We have teamed up and are offering a fantastic package including a visit to the distillery, G&Ts in the lounge and dinner, bed and breakfast.

The Anvil

Basingstoke, 6 miles
Catch a show at The Anvil in Basingstoke. Whether you're looking for comedy, an Orchestral set or a pantomime for the family - there's a show for all!

Whitchurch Silk Mill

Whitchurch, 7 miles
This early 19th century textile mill is a short drive from Oakley Hall Hotel. As the oldest silk mill in the UK, Whitchurch Silk Mill is a fascinating example of our industrial heritage.

Basing House

Old Basing, 8 miles
Basing House was once the country’s largest private house. During the Civil War, the house became a Royalist stronghold that fell to Cromwell and was destroyed in 1645 after a siege of over two years.

Hattingley Valley Vineyard

Alresford, 11 miles
Take a trip to the countryside to enjoy a tour and wine tasting experience at one of Hampshire's finest and award-winning vineyards.

The Vyne

Basingstoke, 9 miles
Located on the other side of Basingstoke, the National Trust property is a former Tudor powerhouse turned into a 17th-century family home.

Silchester Roman Ruins

Reading, 13 miles
Just 10 miles from us lies Silchester, famous for the ruins of the Roman-British town Calleva Atrebatum. The outer walls, forum, amphitheatre, and the entire plan of the city were revealed through excavations that began in the 1890s.

'Downton Abbey' - Highclere Castle

Newbury, 13 miles
Highclere Castle, with its magnificent architecture and beautiful gardens, is located just 20 minutes from  Oakley Hall Hotel. Downton Abbey is filmed here and it is also the country seat of the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon.

Wellington County Park

Riseley, 16 miles
Wellington Country Park is just 30 minutes away from us. It has several adventure play areas, a miniature railway, animal farm, nature trail maze, enchanted forest, 12 holes of mini golf, and much more.


Winchester, 18 miles
Steeped in history and heritage, England’s ancient capital city is a treasure trove of historic buildings, monuments and museums waiting to be explored, from the world-famous Cathedral to King Arthur’s Round Table.

Jane Austen's House Museum

Chawton, 19 miles
The Jane Austen’s House Museum is located just 18 miles from us in the village of Chawton near Alton. This 18th century house is where novelist Jane Austen spent the last eight years of her life.

Black Chalk Vineyard

Fullerton, 21 miles
Black Chalk Vineyard is located in the beautiful countryside of the Test Valley, making it a stunning location to visit and taste some of England's best wines.

Go Ape Alice Holt

Farnham, 24 miles
Take the trees and swing like a true monkey at Go Ape's Adventure Park. Climb your way through rope swings and zip lines, or why not have a go at Segways in the forest.

Marwell Zoo

Colden Common, 24 miles
Marwell Zoo is a 140-acre zoo situated near Winchester - around 35 minutes away from Oakley Hall. The zoo is home to over 1,200 animals of 135 species from giraffes to penguins.

Gospel Green Cider Orchard

Liss, 25 miles
Discover the journey from orchard to bottle in the heart of the Blackmoor Estate in Hampshire, and indulge in the UK's finest 'champagne method' cider!

The New Forest

New Forest, 31 miles
The New Forest covers an area of 566km2 and is made up of vast tracts of unspoilt woodland, heathland and river valleys. It's a haven for walking, cycling and horse riding.

Peppa Pig World at Paulton's Park

Romsey, 33 miles
This family-friendly attraction is roughly 40 minutes from us. The park covers 140 acres of land and features a collection of around 80 species of birds and animals, as well as over 70 rides and attractions.


Salisbury, 36 miles
The world-famous prehistoric stone circle, Stonehenge, is just 30 miles west of Oakley Hall Hotel in Wiltshire. This fascinating attraction is one of the wonders of the world and the best-known monument of its kind in Europe.


Windsor, 36 miles
Play your part in a world of LEGO adventure at the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort. With over 55 interactive rides, live shows, building workshops, driving schools and attractions, there is something for every member of the family to enjoy!

Windsor Castle

Windsor, 38 miles
Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. You can discover over 900 years of royal history and explore the beautiful surrounding gardens.


Portsmouth, 47 miles
Visit this vibrant waterfront city and find out about Britain's naval past at the Historic Dockyard, enjoy panoramic views from the Spinnaker Tower, or simply shop 'til you drop at the award-wining leisure complex, Gunwharf Quays.

Chichester Harbour

Chichester, 49 miles
Chichester Harbour is a natural harbour stretching across Hampshire & West Sussex, and it is one of the most important sites of wildlife in the UK.

Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight, approx. 50 miles
With an easy ferry trip that takes less than one hour, we encourage you take a day trip to the Isle of Wight. Beautiful villages and stunning coastal views, there's no reason not to visit this beautiful island!


Bournemouth, 57 miles
Bournemouth boasts an arrange of spots and activities for your family to enjoy. From the beautiful sandy beach to the arcades and pier - there's something for all to enjoy.

West Wittering Beach

Chichester, 60 miles
West Wittering beach is a true beauty of the South coast. With miles of sand and beautiful ocean views, it's the perfect day trip for the family.

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