Visit Fleet and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Fleet, Hampshire, has a population of about of 30,000.
Unusually for a town of this size it is not on a major road. Its development took place after the arrival of the railway in 1840 and people came from London to skate on Fleet Pond during the winter. Fleet grew as a market town. There are few very old buildings: much of the town today is constructed around Victorian buildings. There are many buildings belonging to the building boom era between the First and Second World Wars.
New housing estates have contributed to Fleet's size in the last few decades: Zebon Copse (in neighbouring Church Crookham), Ancells Farm and Elvetham Heath, the latter adding 6000 to the population when complete in 2007.
- Fleet is close to M3 motorway running between Southampton and London
- Fleet Road, the main road, goes through the town centre
- Trains run from Fleet station to London Waterloo
- There are small airports nearby at Blackbushe Airport and Farnborough Airfield.
- The Basingstoke Canal links Fleet to Basingstoke
Suburbs: Elvetham Heath, Ancells Park, Church Crookham, Pondtail
Schools: Heatherside, All Saints, Velmead, Calthorpe Park and Court Moor.
Today, Fleet Pond, a nature reserve, is known as a beauty spot and is in fact the largest freshwater lake in Hampshire.
Nearby villages: Crondall, Winchfield, Crookham Village, Church Crookham, Dogmersfield, Hartley Wintney and Ewshot.
Nearby towns: Aldershot, Basingstoke, Camberley, Farnborough, Farnham
Have you decided to visit Fleet or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Fleet bed and breakfast (a Fleet B&B or Fleet b and b)
- a Fleet guesthouse
- a Fleet hotel (or motel)
- a Fleet self-catering establishment, or
- other Fleet accommodation