Local Attractions

At Sandford Springs we offer you a trio of challenging nine hole courses; The Park, The Wood and The Lakes. However if Golf is not your thing or you are enjoying a long stay with us then there are plenty of local attractions to visit.

Milestones Museum - (7.2 miles)

Milestones Museum is a Museum make up of a network of streets that have been recreated on those found in Victorian and 1930's Hampshire. It was opened on 1st December 200 by HRH Duke of Edinburgh as a joint project between Hampshire County Council and Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Amongst typical pay for extra's such as the cafe and gift shop you will find a "hidden gem" in the interactive penny arcade which recreated the atmosphere of a 1910'1 pier.

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Highclere Castle - (7.4 miles)

As the home to Downton Abbey, Highclere Castle is a beautiful, historic building which welcomes visitors and guests from across the world to events and celebrations. Apart from exploring the Castle, the surrounding Grounds and Gardens provide peace and tranquility.

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Festival Place Shopping Centre (8.5 miles)

With over 160 shops, 20 restaurants, cafes, bars, a multi-screen cinema, sports centre and the discovery centre, there are loads of places at Festival Place to enjoy both day and night.

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Bombay Sapphire Distillery - (8.8 miles)

Dating back to the year 903 and used over 290 years ago as a supplier to the Bank of England for banknote paper, Bombay Sapphire at Laverstoke Mill has a rich history and heritage. In 2014 Laverstoke Mill was converted in to a state of the art distillery.

Guest's can now enjoy a visit to the distillery as well as complimentary cocktail in the Mill bar after their tour.

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The Vyne - (8.9 miles)

Surrounded by beauty, steeped in history. An intimate family home, the history of the Vyne spans the centuries. From its royal beginnings in Tudor times to its place today as an intriguing retreat for you to explore.

The Gardens are a peaceful escape with secret picnic spots, or you can stroll by the ornamental lake. Why not take in the restored Walled Garden, now a working kitchen garden providing delicious, fresh and seasonal produce to our Tudor tea-room.

The ancient woodlands are a great place in every season from the carpet of spring bluebells to autumn leaves. Sneak into the wetland bird hide and experience glimpss of wildlife.

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Ashdown House - (10.6 miles)

Unusual Dutch-style house on the Berkshire Downs. This extraordinary building with the appearance of a doll's house nestles in a beautiful valley on the Berkshire Downs, surrounded by woodland. It was built by an Earl, William Craven, as a house fit for the Queen he loved, Queen Elizabeth of Bohemia in 1622.

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Winchester Cathedral - (22.1 miles)

Winchester Cathedral is one of the largest Cathedral's in England, with the longest nave and greatest overall length of any Gothic Cathedral in Europe. Dedicated to the Holy Trinity, Saint Peter, Saint Paul and Saint Swithun, it is the seat of the Bishop of Winchester and centre of Diocese of Winchester. The Cathedral is a grade I listed building.

Jane Austen is buried at the Cathedral, you can read the brass plaque erected in 1872 to redress the omission in the north side aisle and an illustrated exhibition detailing Jane Austen's life, work and death in Hampshire, is displayed beside her grave.

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Marwell Wildlife - (34.3 miles)

A visit to Marwell Zoo is a chance to get close to the wonders of the natural world - and play a big part in helping to save them. From ring-tailed Coatis to majestic Giraffes, endangered Tigers to frilled Lizards, curious Meerkats to pygmy Hippos - our 140-acre park is home to over 170 exotic and endangered species, in beautiful, landscaped surroundings.

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