Basingstoke Canal Visitor Centre

The Basingstoke Canal is an historic landmark for locals since it's construction in 1794. Upon its construction it was common place to see barges loaded with goods travel from the industrial town of Basingstoke towards London. Now the canal is used by pleasure boaters and was voted as one of Britain's most scenic waterways, with it's beautiful foliage and many rare plants and wildlife. It has gained several site of scientific interest accolades and boasts one of Europe's largest bat colonies in the ruins of the Greywell tunnel.

The Canal visitor centre allows visitors to explore the history of the canal, see how the boatmen lived with its replica cabin and offers excellent access to the canal towpath via the swing bridge. Visitors can also take a 45-minute cruise along the canal to discover it's true beauty, during late spring and summer months.

Equipped with a trail-blazer play park and water front cafe, the Basingstoke Canal visitor centre offers something for the whole family.

To stay at Holiday Inn Farnborough book today or call our dedicated in-house reservations team on 0871 942 9029 (option 1) and quote IGCOR.


Stay With Us

Surrey and Hampshire have some fantastic attractions and the Holiday Inn Farnborough is great base to explore from.

At the Holiday Inn Farnborough there is more to offer than just a bed for the night. Take advantage of complimentary access to our Spirit Health club with swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi and newly equipped gym. Grab a bite to eat in our relaxing lounge bar or sit down to a delicious dinner in the Junction Restaurant. Or, if after a long day of exploring you just want to put your feet up, then order room service, delivered to your room. Our HD-TV's have a great selection of free-to-view channels and pay-per-view blockbuster movies.

In the morning, enjoy a fresh cooked English Breakfast buffet with all the trimmings and unlimited servings of tea and fresh brewed coffee.

Book online today or call our dedicated in-house reservations team on 0871 942 9029 (option 1) and quote IGCOR.

Contact Us

Holiday Inn Farnborough, Lynchford Road, Farnborough, GU14 6AZ, United Kingdom
Hotel Direct
0871 942 9029
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0871 942 9094
Calls cost 13p per minute plus network extras.