Farnborough is situated in the borough of Rushmoor in north-east Hampshire. It is perhaps best known as the home of the Farnborough Air Show which takes place once every two years. The town is home to Farnborough Aerodrome and the international headquarters of BAE Systems
The Farnborough Aerodrome is renowned for its long-standing aviation links. Back at the start of the 20th century His Majesty's Balloon Factory was set up in Farnborough. Since then Farnborough has become well known for its pioneering work , from the first powered flight in Britain in 1908 to the first car to go supersonic on land in 1997.
Local landmarks include the Clockhouse on Farnborough Road and the former estate of Knellwood, now a residential home.
St Michael's Abbey is an important part of Farnborough life. It was built by the Empress Eugenie to house the tomb of her husband, French Emperor Napoleon III. The Abbey remains a working Benedictine monastery where visitors are welcomeis. St Michael's is also the home of the Catholic National Library collection.
Farnborough has three shopping areas at Kingsmead, Queensmead and Princesmead. It has a choice of supermarkets, local shops and an out-of-town retail park with major retailers.
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