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The picturesque market town of Andover, in the Test Valley, with its attractive high street and narrow walk ways, dates back to Saxon times. Most of the town's buildings are from the 18th century when it was an important stop over destination for coaches on their way to London, Southampton and Oxford.

The Town Mills, next to the River Anton, heralds the start of the town trails. The Andover Time Ring features key historical events from the town's past along the high street, marked by 10 mosaic panels. There are also two poetry trails one along the high street and one meandering along the River Anton, where you will find poems set in stone, metal plaques and etched glass.

Local attractions

For more on the rich history of the area visit the Andover Museum and Museum of the Iron Age in the town centre, or the Museum of Army Flying in nearby Middle Wallop.

In contrast The Lights is a contemporary arts and entertainment venue offering comedy nights, dance, theatre and music. The town hosts a series of free live events each year called Andover Live.

There is a street market every Thursday and Saturday in the High Street.


A range of bed and breakfast accommodation is available in and around Andover, all of which has been quality assessed.

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Andover is an attractive market town in the north of the beautiful Test Valley in Hampshire and has a rich heritage dating back to Saxon times. During the 18th century the town was an important stop-over...