Campervan Hire Basingstoke

VW CAMPERVAN HIRE IN BASINGSTOKE

With our Basingstoke campervan hire service you can explore Hampshire in style ! Our convenient location and stunning vans makes it easy for you to head off from Basing, Hook, Whitchurch or other places within this old market town. We can provide the perfect home away from home, allowing you to get away from “Blazingsmoke” or “Amazingstoke” and venture out into the county and beyond. Get ready for an unforgettable journey with our campervan hire across Hampshire!

Basingstoke is a town with historic roots dating back to Roman and Iron Age times. It has modern attractions from the shopping centre Festival Place to the Anvil music venue and Milestones museum. There are activities such as ice skating and swimming, as well as nearby attractions like Stratfield Saye House, The Vyne, Basing House and Highclere Castle. Visitors can also explore the craft of silk-making in nearby Whitchurch Silk Mill, or discover Calleva Atrebatum, Roman Silchester. In Basingstoke, there's something for everyone!

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Not too far from our VW Campervan hire is the modern city of Basingstoke. Just a 40-minute drive along the M27 & M3 will have you exploring all that this vibrant city has to offer. Spend your day exploring the tourist attractions and the gorgeous shopping centre with unlimited mileage – there are no limits on your adventures! Hire a VW campervan and make the most of everything this wonderful city has to offer.

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There are lots of places to visit but if you want to be central then we recommend the ultra modern car park in Festival Place. It has clever lights above each bay so you can easily see what spaces are unoccupied. The car park is easily tall enough for the T6.1 California Ocean.

Basing House

The remains of Basing House today consist of banks and ditches, cellars and broken walls. The only surviving structure is the Great Barn. The castle was originally built in the 1100s by the de Port family, who arrived with William the Conqueror in 1066.

Hundreds of years later, Sir William Paulet chose to build his new house on top of these castle remains in 1535 – making it the largest private house in England at the time with an impressive 360 rooms.

During its heyday, monarchs such as Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, Philip II and Queen Mary I visited and even honeymooned there after their marriage in Winchester.

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With so much history, you may need a little longer to absorb all that Basing House has to offer!

But that’s OK, you’ll be thankful that you made the smart decision to hire a camper van from us as your VW California is built for comfort and relaxation, so you can always return to it for a cuppa and a nap.

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Milestones Museum

Step back in time and visit Milestones – Hampshire's museum of living history. Wander through the replicas of Victorian streets, shops and buildings to experience how people used to live. Have a go in the penny arcade, view the vintage vehicles or buy a ration of sweets from the 1940s sweet shop.

Throughout the year, you can take part in family-friendly events such as costumed characters, interactive displays and more. Experience everything from a working pub to play spaces for under fives – Milestones is sure to provide something enjoyable for everyone!

Hire a campervan and visit The Milestones Museum in Basingstoke

The Anvil

The Anvil is a performing arts centre that offers a variety of entertainment throughout the year. The venue hosts a wide range of events from live music to theatre performances and more. From family shows to comedy nights, there's something for everyone at The Anvil.

Highlights include the popular 'Anvil Rocks' series of concerts, the Basingstoke Comedy Festival and the 'Anvil Arts Presents' programme of events featuring world-class acts.

There's also a great selection of workshops and classes available for all ages. So whatever your interests, you're sure to find something to enjoy.

iFly

If you are feeliing adaventerous why not try an adrenaline-filled experince without jumping out of a plane!

Visit iFLY Basingstoke and experience two thrilling indoor skydiving flights in an 800-horsepower vertical wind tunnel, where the wind speeds can reach up to 175 mph (282 kph).

Your instructor will focus on you individually, gradually increasing the wind speed and teaching you the correct technique so that you can get the most out of each flight.

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The Vyne

Explore the grounds of this former Tudor powerhouse with family friendly walking trails, located right in the heart of Morgaston Woods. Marvel at a 600-year-old oak tree and a 17th century summer house as you make your way across the north lawn.

If you're feeling adventurous, try den building or look out for medieval fish ponds and Second World War munitions storage sites. Don't forget to visit the bird hide for a chance to glimpse some wetland wildlife!

And if that's not enough, head inside and explore more history such as a pre-Reformation chapel and neoclassical staircase hall. It's all here waiting for you!

SHOPPING

Festival Place is a bustling modern indoor shopping centre in the heart of Basingstoke, just off the M3, home to over 140 big brand stores like Next, Marks & Spencer, Apple, H&M and Jack Wills.

Discover over 20 restaurants including BrewDog, Côte Brasserie, Las Iguanas, Ask Italian and more, along with a 10 screen Vue multiplex cinema

With our Basingstoke Campervan Hire you can enjoy trips to Festival Place.

FOOD AND DRINK

Along with the shops, Basingstoke has a farmers market every Wednesday and Saturday in Wote Street near Festival Place.  The stalls showcased offer a wide variety of products, ranging from fresh fruit and vegetables, butcher's meats, fish, bakery goods, pet food, clothing, cosmetics, perfumes, crepes and waffles through to Thai food and Caribbean dishes. You’ll be delighted with plenty of room in the 42l fridge of your campervan, to keep your purchases nice and fresh.

Why not use the fully equipped kitchen that your VW campervan has to offer? Buy some local produce and whip up a culinary delight! If you are looking for cooking inspiration, you’ll find the provided VW Campervan Cook Book in your vehicle, located in the door pocket. Just one of the little extra touches that you can expect when you use our campervan hire service.

However, if you don’t fancy cooking, we can thoroughly recommend Audleys Wood. Perched atop woodlands and seven lush acres of private grounds, Audleys Wood offers fine dining and exquisite afternoon teas. This four-star 72 bedroom hotel has a rich, storied history. Its past owners and visitors have included the who's who of society, making this grand mansion one of Hampshire's most sought-after destinations.

Nestled in the stunning Hampshire countryside, Bartons Mill Pub & Dining is an ancient mill with a rich history. There is a beautiful lake and river teeming with ducks, swans, and otters, whilst the expansive beer gardens feature a working water wheel. It's the perfect spot for a stop if you're exploring nearby attractions like Basing House, the Milestone Museum or Hackwood Park. We're also less than half an hour away from Highclere Castle and the Bombay Sapphire Distillery if you're looking for a staycation.

Basingstoke walks

Basingstoke Canal is a hub for 13 different circular walks around this water way that connects Basingstoke to the River Thames

Whether you choose a 32 mile-long walk from Woodham to Greywell Tunnel, or try one of the shorter routes available, such as Brookwood Cemetery Circular, Odiham Circular or Basingstoke Canal Circular, there's something for everyone.

Keen birdwatchers will be able to spot mallards and moorhens, while coots, great crested grebes and little grebes can be seen in the deeper sections. Herons often fish the Canal, and kingfishers, mute swans and Canada geese all breed here.

If you would like to combine walking with learning then you can experience the Basingstoke Heritage Trail.

Tracing the history from Domesday to the present day you'll learn about notable figures such as Jane Austin, Thomas Burberry and Oliver Cromwell.  Spare a thought for Mrs Blunden however, who was accidentally buried alive in 1674!

We love dogs, and they are welcome to come along and join in the adventure too in our dog-friendly campervans. The ‘Sprat's Hatch Lane’ dog walk is sure to keep your pooch both energised and interested.

This is a lovely 3 mile walk following a circular route.  It's mostly flat and gravelled but can get muddy underfoot after wet weather.

You’ll be thankful for the clever campervan features at the end of this walk to treat yourself to a mug of hot fresh tea or the powerful heating system to keep you feeling nice and cosy

Take a leisurely stroll around beautiful nearby Kempshott and Pardown (Oakley) in Hampshire, with good views of Basingstoke and northern Hampshire.

Enjoy the flat terrain and lush carpets of wild flowers during the springtime. When in season you can indulge in some blackberrying along the way, but keep your dogs on a lead to avoid disturbing wild ground-nesting birds and game birds that are reared in the area. Keep an eye out for abundant pheasants and partridges as you make your way through. Completing this circular walk will take about two to three hours with no stiles or other climbing obstacles - just one narrow metal gate along the route.

Limited off-road parking is available, set your sat nav to RG22 5LU (Fuzzy Drove) to find it.

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ADD A BIKE RACK TO YOUR BASINGSTOKE CAMPERVAN HIRE

If you are keen cyclists, don’t forget we have bike racks for hire that can be attached securely to the campervan, you just need to specify these when completing your booking.

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Basingstoke Events

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Basingstoke Festival

Looking to experience something different this summer? Basingstoke Festival is here to make it happen! This annual arts festival showcases the local, national, and international talent of music, dance, visual art, and theatre in the most unusual places.

The aim of the festival is to encourage both residents of Basingstoke and visitors to the borough to be more curious about the arts, engaging those who would not normally think they were interested in cultural experiences. With the banner theme of ‘Art in Unusual Places’, they aim to surprise and delight with high-quality arts encounters and meaningful participatory events during the 3 weekends of the festival, each year in June and July.

Car Fest

CarFest is an annual family music and motoring festival held in Laverstock Park Farm which is only 10 miles away from the centre of Basingstoke. It was founded by the radio presenter Chris Evans in 2011, and has since become one of the most popular events in the UK.

This year's CarFest will take place on 25-27 August 2023. The event promises to be a magical weekend for all ages, with magnificent cars, awesome music, shining stars and mouth-watering food. There are also plenty of activities for children such as face painting and bouncy castles. CarFest is not just about having fun; it is also about raising money for charity. All proceeds from the festival go towards helping children's charities across the UK. So come along to CarFest this summer and have a great time while supporting a good cause!

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Overnight camping is a luxury experience when you hire one of our Chichester campervans.

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Camping for the night is an option at the festival, and pitches with electric hook-up are also available. Not only that, but your campervan is already equipped with two leisure batteries, meaning you can stay off grid in comfort, with enough power to run everything including the fridge for up to four days!  Here’s how to book your camping pitch.

Nearby Campsites

Southampton campers also offer campervan hire in Lakeside Holiday Park in Chichester.

Walkeridge Farm

Walkeridge Farm is a 72-acre small holding in the North Wessex Downs AONB. It's perfect for a relaxing, peaceful stay; keep an eye out for the local wildlife such as deer and red kites, or take a leisurely stroll to The Vine pub. Other nearby attractions include Highclere Castle (the home of Downton Abbey), Bombay Sapphire distillery and the historic towns of Newbury and Winchester.

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Canal Centre

The Canal Centre in Mytchett provides the perfect base for exploring the Basingstoke Canal and surrounding area. Camping is available from Easter to September, no electric pitches are available at this particular site but with your high capacity leisure batteries onbiard this shouldn't be an issue. Dogs are welcome.

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Bishops Green Farm

Bishops Green Farm offers a peaceful and family-friendly camping experience. Pitch types range from grass and hard standing, with electric hook up availability, or alternatively the separate tent field, all with excellent views of the countryside. The facilities onsite are modern and include a shower block and laundry room. Many customers return year after year due to its excellent location in the heart of the farm.

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We have made booking your Basingstoke VW campervan hire experience simple. To use our hire service you can see our up to the minute availability by visiting our website or call us about your campervan rental needs. Basingstoke is easy to get to, with only two main roads to travel from our base, the M27 and then the M3.

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Our base in Southampton is only 38 miles away from Basingstoke, and we are conveniently located near to Junction 2 of the M27. Within a few minutes of leaving the motorway, you could be at our HQ picking up the keys to your campervan and heading off on your very own road-trip.

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