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Stagecoach bus route 2 serves Tadley and Baughurst from Basingstoke. Also, there are several local taxi firms operating from Tadley. There are many small roads and country lanes, and cycling or walking may be an option depending on your personal circumstances.
- 1 Parish church of St. Stephen's, Baughurst. Perhaps the most interesting landmark in Baughurst, built in 1845 by Ferry who was a fellow-pupil of Pugin.
- 2 Pamber Forest. SSSI
- 3 Frouds Bridge Marina, Frouds Ln, Aldermaston, RG7 4LH, email@example.com. Kennet and Avon canal
- 4 Silchester Roman Town (Calleva Atrebatum), Wall Lane, Silchester, Reading RG7 2HJ (car park). Daily dawn to dusk. Car park: Apr-Sep 8AM-7PM, Oct-Mar 8:30AM-4PM. Known to the Romans as Calleva Atrebatum, Silchester was abandoned after the Roman era which means that much of the archaeology remains. All that is left on the surface now are a complete ring of city walls, the amphitheatre and a little mediaeval church. Away from the rivers that have dictated the area demographics, Silchester is about as isolated a place as you will find in south-east England; on a spring weekday you are likely to find yourself sharing the ruins only with cows. Open every day sunrise-sunset. Free.
- 5 Stratfield Saye House, Stratfield Saye Park, Stratfield Saye, RG7 2BT (8 mi (13 km) northeast of Basingstoke, via the A33), ☏ , firstname.lastname@example.org. M-F 11:30AM-5PM, Sa Su, bank holiday 10:30AM-5PM, last admission 3:30PM. The country home and estate of the Dukes of Wellington. A visit to the house (by guided tour only) allows you to take in the fabulous painting and furniture collections before visiting an exhibition charting the life of the first duke and former prime minister, Arthur Wellesley - he who defeated Napoleon at Waterloo. The gardens are nothing special, but do contain the grave of Wellesley's horse, Copenhagen, who is buried under a stout English oak. M-F / Sa Su BH: Adult £11.50 / £13.50, concession £10.50 / £12.50, child £4 / £5, garden only £4 / £5.