Basingstoke Canal Visitors Centre

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The Basingstoke Canal is declared by many to be Britain's most beautiful waterway. From the rolling North Hampshire hills to the dramatic flights of locks in Surrey, the tree-lined canal offers a variety of delights. The canal is a SSSI nature reserve, teeming with wildlife, while its 200-year old bridges and locks hold a surprise around every corner. Add in the colourful sight of traditional canal boats and you have a unique attraction all for free! The canal can be enjoyed from the 32-mile long towpath or by boat or canoe. The best place to start your visit, or to find out more is at the Basingstoke Canal Visitor Centre at Mytchett, right on the Hampshire and Surrey border.

Venue Type:

Museum, Transport heritage site, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Easter to September:
Tuesday to Friday, 10.30am - 5.30pm
Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays, 11.00am - 5.30pm

October to Easter:
Tuesday to Friday, 11.00am - 4.00pm

It is hoped to open Sundays in October - please phone to check first.

Collection details

Inland Waterways

Basingstoke Canal Visitors Centre
Mychett Place Road
GU16 6DD




01252 370073


01252 371758

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