Andover lies on the River Anton and is in the north west of Hampshire, UK. It is often regarded as a modern shopping and business centre but in fact dates back to 950 AD when Hampshire was the centre of the Saxon's Kingdom of Wessex, and King Edred had a hunting lodge built here. Andover's past industries have included milling flour in the six watermills in the town, wool processing and iron works. In the eighteenth century it became a stop on the Exeter to London stagecoach route. The town has been providing accommodation to travellers ever since.
For more information about the local area, other attractions and accommodation please contact:
Andover Tourist Information Centre,
6 Church Close,
Tel: 01264 324320
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