Basingstoke Canal Visitors Centre

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Mychett Place Road
GU16 6DD

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.

Further information

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.

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Facilities and services


  • Cafeteria
  • Shop

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