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Basingstoke is the largest town in the county of Hampshire and lies across a valley at the source of the River Loddon. The etymology for the name of the town came from the position of the settlement of the Anglo-Saxon leader Basa’s people. In the Doomsday Book, it is recorded as a weekly market site, and has held a regular Wednesday market since 1214. The brewing and cloth industries were important in the development of the town between the 17th and 19th centuries. Burberry’s first ever store opened in the town in 1856, after the former draper’s apprentice Thomas Burberry, who was from the county, wanted to open his own shop. Oliver Cromwell is said to have stayed in Basingstoke towards the end of the siege of Basing House, during the English Civil War. Jane Austen was born several miles from Basingstoke and drafted ‘Pride and Prejudice’ whilst living nearby. Henry VIII often would visit Vyne House during his reign and is currently managed by the National Trust. And don’t let this fact put you off, but Basingstoke is home to the single largest colony of bats in the UK. It is a town full of history, interesting buildings and shops.
Why choose Armishaws for removals?
Our removals team have expert local knowledge of the Basingstoke area ensuring we provide an efficient and hassle free house moving experience. Our team are on hand to assist with packaging, loading and unloading.
Our Basingstoke removals team are determined to provide a swift and friendly removals service to our customers. We’ll begin by having one of our UK removals specialists do a full survey, we’ll be happy to take on part or full loads and undergo worldwide shipping to fulfil your every removal need, whilst upholding a friendly and personable service always. We’ll also ensure your belongings are kept safe by taking an electronic and photographic inventory through our CPU systems.
Armishaws always work to the highest standards and are proud to have held the BSEN 12522 certificate since 1999
Armishaws Removals provides removal and relocation services to all areas within Basingstoke, and Hampshire.
Basingstoke provides some fantastic things to do, regardless of age or interest. Among the top things to do is visit the Vyne- a 16th century estate bult for Henry VII’s Lord Chamberlain, and it holds a Roman ring and tablet which provided the inspiration for JRR Tolkein’s Lord of the Rings trilogy. Its grounds are truly a sight to miss, and it is one of Hampshire’s most renowned sites of interest.
Skizone have an indoor ski-slope in the town, which offers coaching, support and equipment, to help you gain a skiing ability in the most economical way. The slope itself is made from an Astroturf carpet and work in a similar motion to a treadmill.
In the nearby Hamlet of Andwell there is the award-winning Andwell Brewing Company, based in a former trout smoke house. They offer day and evenings tours, allowing visitors to see each step in the process of ale making, and ends on trying a selection of beers created by the company.
Just beside the Jane Austen statue in the centre of the town is the Basingstoke market, which takes place twice a week and offers a huge range of vegetables, meats, breads, fish, Asian food, clothing, fruit, cheese, and much more.
The architecture itself is a sight to behold, and is a documentation of the history of England, and attracts visitors from all over the globe.
Basingstoke is a fantastic location for access to schools- the town itself has 24 secondary schools, and there are a large range of primary schools. The fact that there is a broad choice means parents can really pick a school best suited to their child, a luxury quite rare for a town. In villages and towns surrounding Basingstoke, there are more secondary schools and primary schools, so if you are moving to just outside of the town or want your child to attend a village school, or school of a smaller size, there is also that option available.
By car, the M3 runs directly next to the town, and you can exit straight off to enter Basingstoke at junction 6. From the north, you can take the A33 or the M4 to get closer to the town, but it is recommended to plan your route in advance to avoid any delays.
By train, you can get the train direct from London Waterloo or Reading, and you can get from most areas in the South of England to Basingstoke (for example Exeter, Falmouth, Southampton, Brighton, Dover etc. using connecting trains).
By bus, there are a large amount that run from nearby towns and villages through to Basingstoke, so access out of the town is easy, and not extensively costly.
Whether you require long term or short term storage, our secure container storage system will ensure the safety and care of all your personal or business possessions. Whether you personally wish to store items to pass onto family and friends, store your home items while moving abroad or while you are between homes we can help.Find Out More