• a historic village with Saxon roots
• home to one of the last surviving pest houses in Britain
• where the Basingstoke Canal passes King John’s Castle
• the site of a royal deer park
• the start of Magna Carta Trail
• the possessor of a wide, handsome Georgian high street
• the hub of a network of footpaths and cycle-paths that radiate
into idyllic countryside
Odiham is steeped in historical architecture and is a designated Conservation Area, containing one of the richest collections of historic buildings in Hampshire. The Domesday Book records Odiham as a large royal manor, which subsequently thrived under royal patronage in medieval times.
Nestling on the banks of the Basingstoke Canal, Odiham and the surrounding areas, also boast some of the best countryside and canal walks in Hampshire. There is a range of attractive walks across open countryside, through the village, by the River Whitewater and over different commons - all of which give the opportunity for great views and to see nature at its best.