Farnborough is a busy town, great for shopping and leisure facilities and world famous for its history of aviation. The town has a large selection of restaurants with a good variety of menus ranging from Nepalese to Italian to suit all tastes, and there’s also a good choice of pubs and bars in the town for an enjoyable evening out.
If you’re going shopping in the town, you’ll find great selections of stores in the Princes Mead Shopping Centre and the Meads Shopping Centre. For business, conference venues here include those at FIVE and the Aviator, and the nearest major airport is Heathrow Airport.
Farnborough Car Hire
Wherever you are in Farnborough, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Farnborough car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
These are some places to visit during your time in Farnborough:
Farnborough Air Sciences Trust Museum
Farnborough has played a huge role in the aeronautical science industry, and at this Museum you can see a large range of exhibits reflecting the history of air science here. Some of the things to see include historic aircraft and cockpits, scale models of aircraft, a number of jet engines, a wind tunnel, as well as various other air science exhibits.
St. Michael’s Abbey
This Abbey was established in the late 19th century by Empress Eugenie as an Abbey and Mausoleum for Napoleon III, her husband, along with her son, and they are all buried in the Imperial Crypt. You can have a guided tour around the Grade II listed Abbey Church with its royal associations, and see such beautiful features as the ornate crown and imperial symbols on the walls by the High Altar, and above the Church’s organ you can see the statue of the Archangel Michael.
Rural Life Centre
A short distance away, this Centre has a fascinating collection of exhibits displaying rural life in days gone by. There are a number of buildings here that have been relocated from elsewhere and put back together here to form a recreated village, including an 18th century granary, a Victorian cricket pavilion with various exhibits relating to the sport, and a Victorian chapel which has been thoroughly restored. Visitors can see a range of historic farming equipment such as horse drawn ploughs, hop picking machinery and thatching tools, and you can also see a wheelwright’s workshop, blacksmith’s forge as well as forestry equipment.
The Royal Army Physical Training Corps
At this Museum you can learn about the history of physical training in the Army from the mid 19th century onwards. You can see exhibits including equipment used in sport, military uniforms and medals, along with a number of photographs of members of the Army Physical Training Corps who went on to compete in events including the Olympics.
Here you can have great fun playing laser tag battles against family and friends where you try and tag your opponent with a laser light, and with a number of varied sections full of bright and colourful neon lights, providing an exciting time for all.
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