Farnborough is a small town in north eastern part of Hampshire, England, and is included in the district of Rushmoor. Farnborough started out in Saxon times and is listed in the Domesday Book of 1086.
The town is probably best known for flight shows and facilities - Farnborough Airshow, Farnborough Aerodrome and the Air Accidents Investigation Branch. The town of Farnborough in north Hampshire is probably best known for its biennial international airshow. Hundreds of companies exhibit at the show and thousands of people visit. The next Farnborough International Airshow takes place 9-15 July 2012.
The Farnborough Air Sciences Trust runs an aerospace museum (open Saturday and Sunday only) where you can see photographs and exhibits from the early years of aviation. The museum is based in the historic listed building which houses the Royal Balloon School in days gone by.
Farnborough Abbey is where Napoleon III and his wife are buried. The monks live a simple Benedictine life. They earn their living through printing, publishing, bookbinding, and the Abbey Shop is an important part of the monastery's income and is open to visitors..