Basingstoke was an old market town in Hampshire, 17 miles from Camberley, but was changed out of all recognition in the 1960s as a London overspill town, including the headquarters of the Automobile Association.
St. Michael and All Angels Church contains 12th century work.
The Chapel of the Holy Ghost, now a ruin, dates from the 16th century, and Deane`s Almshouses were built in the 17th century.
Thomas Burberry opened his first gentlemen`s outfitters shop in Basingstoke in 1856.
Milestones, an interesting museum of bygones including street scenes, is hidden away two miles out of town in a Leisure Park.
The cricket commentator John Arlott was born at Basingstoke.
Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby is available to lead Guided Walks around Basingstoke for groups.