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Odiham Town Information

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All Saints Church Photo © Brendan & Ruth McCartney
All Saints Church - Photo: Brendan & Ruth McCartney CCL


Located near Basingstoke, this elegant town has a wide main street with timber-framed houses and a 14th century church.

Nearby stand the ruins of Odiham Castle from where King John journeyed to Runnymede to sign the momentous Magna Carta, giving more power to his recalcitrant barons.

In 1216 the castle was besieged by the French Dauphin.
The Basingstoke Canal has been transformed into a local leisure amenity.

Until the arrival of the railway the waterway was an important link with London.

It has 29 locks and innumerable bridges.

Its Greywell Tunnel is Britain’s largest roost for bats.

Greywell Tunnel Photo © The Dewdrops
The Greywell Tunnel -
Photo: The Dewdrops CCL