Visit Farnborough and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Farnborough, Hampshire, has developed enormously owing to its proximity to Aldershot. It is the home of the Royal Aircraft Establishment and the site of the Air Show, usually held every other year.
In 1881 the Empress Eugenic of France came here to Farnborough Hill, a gabled, turreted house built in 1862, now a convent. There she lived until her death in 1920. She added to the house and built an abbey for the Benedictines and the Church of St Michael, in splendid flamboyant French Gothic style, with a marbled floor and a dome. In the crypt she built a mausoleum with three magnificent granite tombs, for herself, Napoleon III and the Prince Imperial. The tombs, in the shape of a crucifix, each weigh 5 tons, and are reached by a fine stairway.
Nearby, the Church of St Peter has a 12th century painting, depicting three saints, Agnes, Mary Magdalene and, appropriately, Eugenia. The church has a Norman nave and a 17th century weather-boarded tower.
Two miles to the south lies Aldershot, the home of the British Army, with its army museums and the Prince Consort Military Library.
Nearby villages: Crondall, Church Crookham, Winchfield, Dogmersfield, Hartley Wintney Crookham Village, and Ewshot.
Nearby towns: Farnham, Fleet, Frimley
Have you decided to visit Farnborough or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Farnborough bed and breakfast (a Farnborough B&B or Farnborough b and b)
- a Farnborough guesthouse
- a Farnborough hotel (or motel)
- a Farnborough self-catering establishment, or
- other Farnborough accommodation