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Bristol Airport Taxi Service is provided by Onward Travel Solutions Ltd. We offer a transfer service from Andover to any U.K Airport, whether you need a car, people carrier, executive car, executive people carrier, minibus or indeed a coach Onward Travel Solutions Ltd are here to help. If you are traveling to or from Bristol Airport please select the type of journey required from the drop down and you will be able to extract an instant quote. If you are traveling to a different airport please click Reset and select the correct airport from the drop down. All our bookings are pre booked and pre paid for so you can rest assured we will be there to meet you or take you to your destination.

Bristol airport is 73 miles west of Andover and can be accessed via the A303, A36 and the B3135. This journey in normal traffic conditions should take approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes. If you are travelling to the airport please leave a longer amount of time in case you encounter any traffic congestion.

Overview of Andover

Andover is a town in the English county of Hampshire, England. The town is situated on the River Anton 18.5 miles west of the town of Basingstoke, 18.5 north-west of the city of Winchester and 25 miles north of the city of Southampton.

The census taken in 2001 has informed us that Andover has a population of 52,000 residents and is one of four Major Development Areas, in Hampshire, identified for large housing growth. Plans are in place to build 2,500 homes to the northeast of the town. Andover is now an unparished area in Test Valley although there is a new drive for a town council to be re-established.

Early History

Andover's first mention in history is in 950 when King Edred is recorded as having built a royal hunting lodge there.

At the time of the Domesday Book in 1086 Andover had 107 male inhabitants and probably had a total population of about 500. It was quite a large settlement by the standards of the time as most villages had only 100 to 150 people. Andover also had 6 watermills which ground grain to flour.

Later History

During the 18th century, being situated on the main Exeter – Salisbury – London road Andover became a major stopping point on the stagecoach routes, more than 30 stagecoaches passing through the town each day. Andover was linked to Basingstoke and thus to London by railway when the Andover junction station was opened on 3 July 1854; this railway also linking the town to Salisbury.

During the 19th century the town acquired all the usual additions, a theatre in 1803, gas street lighting in 1838, a fire station and cottage hospital in 1877, a swimming pool opened in 1885 and a recreation ground opened in 1887. A water company was formed in 1875 to provide piped water to the town and a system of sewers and drains was built in 1899-1902. The public library opened in 1897. Despite this burgeoning of the amenities of the town in 1845 a notorious scandal involving the hardships endured by the inmates of the workhouse led indirectly to reform of the Poor Law Act. The town was one of the boroughs reformed by the Municipal Reform Act 1835.

Modern history

The town's largest employer is the Ministry of Defence. RAF Andover was opened on Andover Airfield, to the south of the town, during the First World War and became the site of the RAF Staff College. The airfield is no longer in use although the RAF retains a link to the area through the presence of 1213 (Andover) Squadron, Air Training Corps.On the departure of the RAF, the Logistics Executive (Army) moved in; this later became the headquarters of the Quartermaster General who was responsible for Army Logistics. In 2001, the Defence Logistics Organisation (DLO) was formed and Andover became one of its major sites.

In 1960 the Borough Council was approached by the Greater London Council to become an overspill town, to build houses and take people and industry relocated from the overcrowded capital. Some contend that had the old Borough Council still been in charge this would never have been agreed. But it was, and in 1961 the plan was drawn up to expand to a population of some 47,000 by 1982, with 9,000 new homes to be built.The first new council houses were ready by 1964 and by 1981 the population had risen to 51,000. A bypass, industrial estates and a new shopping centre in the town centre, called the Chantry Centre, were all built and the town’s character changed completely.

Major industries include Twinings the tea and coffee firm, Thompson International Publishers, who produce the Pitkin Guides to be found in many churches and other notable buildings, financial institutions such as Simply Health and Scottish Widows Lloyds TSB, and The Stannah Group, whose HQ is also in the town.

The Town Museum, based in the old grammar school, had a Museum of the Iron Age added in 1986 which houses the finds from excavations at nearby Danebury Hill Fort. In 2002, Andover received the first cango bus network. Leisure facilities are improving. The council has recently refurbished the local College auditorium as "Lights", a new live entertainment centre. A new four screen cinema above the recently built Asda supermarket has opened in the town centre.

The White Hart

Bridge St, Andover, SP10 1BH

Tel: 01264 352266

The Quality Hotel

Micheldever Rd, Andover, SP11 6LA

Tel: 01264 369111

Premier Travel Inn

West Portway Ind Est/Joule Rd, Andover, SP10 3UX

Tel: 0870-850 6304

Amberley

70 Weyhill Rd, Andover, SP10 3NP

Tel: 01264 352224

Danebury Hotel

2 High St, Andover, SP10 1NX

Tel: 01264 323332

The Amport Inn

Sarson, Amport, Andover, SP11 8AE

Tel: 01264 710371

Esseborne Manor Hotel

Esseborne Manor, Hurstbourne Tarrant, Andover, SP11 0ER

Tel: 01264 736444