There are many reasons to visit Odiham, a picturesque Market Town, located in North Hampshire. The Domesday Book records Odiham as a large royal manor, which subsequently thrived under royal patronage in medieval times. Odiham is now a town steeped in historical architecture and a designated Conservation Area containing one of the richest collections of historic buildings in Hampshire.
With a lively High Street, that boasts an eclectic mix of shops and a huge range of restaurants, pubs and cafes from fine dining to gourmet pub food or traditional coffee shops Odiham is a lovely place to spend the day.
Nesting on the banks of the Basingstoke Canal Odiham and the surrounding areas also boast some of the best countryside and canal walks in Hampshire. We hope the Visitors centre will provide you with lots of useful information about Odiham and help you to make the most of your visit to the area.
Heritage & Historical Attractions
- Odiham Castle
- The Pest House
- The Stocks And Whipping Post
- The Bridewell
- All Saints Church
- The Basingstoke Canal
Countryside & Canal Walks
Many visitors state that the major reason for coming to Odiham is the range of attractive walks across open countryside, through the village, by the River Whitewater and over different commons. These give the opportunity for great views and to see nature at its best. There is a network of over 70 public footpaths stretching from Odiham Common in the North, to the chalk downs in the South, and the castle and river to the East. Particularly popular is the Basingstoke Canal towpath walk which links Odiham Castle to North Warnborough, Odiham and Odiham Common.
- Frenchmans Oak And Basingstoke Canal.