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About Eastleigh

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Eastleigh is a town in Hampshire, England, between Southampton and Winchester in South Hampshire. It was originally developed as a railway town by the London and South-Western Railway. The town lies on the River Itchen, one of England's premier chalk streams for fly fishing, a designated site of Special Scientific Interest. The modern town of Eastleigh lies on the old Roman road, built in A.D.79 between Winchester (Venta Belgarum) and Bitterne (Clausentum). Roman remains discovered in the Eastleigh area, including a Roman lead coffin excavated in 1908, indicate that a settlement probably existed here in Roman times. It is also lucky enough to be covered by DarkStar Discos, the Eastleigh marquee hire experts.




Eastleigh Travel Links

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Air -
Southampton Airport (IATA: SOU, ICAO: EGHI), the 20th largest airport in the UK, is located in Eastleigh. Southampton Airport is served by a dedicated mainline railway station, Southampton Airport Parkway, which is the next station stop south (5 minutes) from Eastleigh.

Rail -
Eastleigh is served by Eastleigh railway station, a mainline station on the South Western Main Line from London Waterloo (80 minutes away) and Winchester to Southampton, Bournemouth and Poole, with South Western Railway services to those places. It is also the junction station for two other routes, the Eastleigh-Fareham line and the Eastleigh-Romsey line.

Bus -
Eastleigh has bus services provided by Stagecoach South, Bluestar, First Hampshire & Dorset, Wilts & Dorset and Xelabus.

Road -
Eastleigh is also located close to the junction between the M3 motorway and M27 motorway, giving easy road access to London, Southampton, Winchester, Bournemouth, Portsmouth and places between.

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Taxi Firms in Eastleigh

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With so much to do within Eastleigh and the neighbouring towns, as well as the beautiful surrounding countryside, it's worth renting a car or jumping in a taxi to see the local sights.

Eastleigh is well served when it comes to getting a taxi as there are local firms such as Eastleigh Cab Co., Handicabs and Galaxy Cars.



Hotels and Guest Houses in Eastleigh

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Travelodge Eastleigh Central -
Eastleigh Central hotel has the train station on one side and the cafes, parks and shops of Eastleigh town centre on the other. This quaint railway town has a number of attractions including the relaxed Lakeside Country Park. Take a ride through the Hamble Valley countryside on a steam railway or take in some live entertainment at The Point. If you're wanting to browse for bargains, head to the Swan shopping centre. All rooms feature a comfy king size bed with four plump pillows and a cosy duvet. Guests can enjoy a wide variety of food and drink choices within easy walking distance from this hotel. Directions - Leave the M3 at Junction 13 turn right heading to Eastleigh town centre follow Leigh Road A335, past the point and then turn right onto Southampton Road towards Eastleigh Railway station the hotel is opposite the Railway station.

The Concorde Eastleigh -
Set in a beautiful old schoolhouse in Eastleigh and neighbouring the Lakeside Country Park, The Concorde is a vibrant dining, dancing and entertainment venue with versatile indoor and outdoor event space and inviting accommodation. Easily accessible yet tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Southampton city centre, this unique, award-winning and family-run venue offers a warm welcome, an eclectic mix of styles and an electric atmosphere. Set back from the main venue, the beautifully appointed hotel accommodation is a haven of peace and tranquillity, perfect for unwinding after an electric evening in The Ellington Room, a busy day of meetings, sightseeing in Southampton, the New Forest and Hampshire, or just a leisure stay.

The Anglers Inn Eastleigh -
The Anglers Inn Pub and Accommodation is located in the village of Bishopstoke only 1 mile from central Eastleigh. This friendly pub and beautiful guest room is run by a happy family coming from the local area in Hampshire. The pub is dog friendly and located right by the beautiful bank of the River Itchen. It’s ideal for both workers and tourist who are visiting the southern part of England as there are easy links to the train station. They always have something special on offer: when it's cold outside, keep warm by the fire while in summer you can enjoy their range of refreshing drinks. They offer a very competitive Bed & Breakfast service with modern bedrooms and a continental breakfast ready to set you up for the day ahead. As well as Free Live Music each Friday & Sunday afternoon, The Anglers are proud to announce they are now showing Live HD BT Sport, covering football, rugby and many more. Well known as one of the best Live Music pubs in Hampshire!



Places to Get Married in Eastleigh

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Winslowe House Eastleigh -
At Winslowe House they work on a very different ethos to other venues. They don’t offer wedding packages, so you can specify what you would like on your special day and how you want it organised - they then price accordingly. "Your day, your way". Keeping things simple can often be most effective and within a realistic budget. The Barford Room can offer ‘alternative’ ceremonies that can be for up to 60 guests and we can cater for up to 100 guests for any reception or function. After February 2019, they are not renewing our Civil Ceremony Licence so only alternative ceremonies will be available. What better way to start your special event than a drive along the tree-lined carriageway to Winslowe House where you can enter another world, leaving your cares and worries behind you.  All weddings and special occasions are planned and co-ordinated by the ‘in-house’ executive, who has a wealth of experience and enthusiasm for such occasions. She will be pleased to share her knowledge and experience with you and will willingly co-ordinate your ideas for that special day. They cater for the aspiring couple that are looking for a luxurious, unique, exclusive, competitive venue. 

Ampfield Golf & Country Club -
The start of every wedding planning journey is to decide how you both want to get married. You may want a Religious Wedding, a Civil Wedding or Partnership, or you may decide to marry abroad. Whatever is right for you, whether Religious, Humanist, Interfaith, Non- Denominational, Same-sex Wedding or Civil Ceremony, there are many things to consider, to ensure your special day is one to remember; and we have many years of experience in helping couples achieve just that. They have fast established themselves as one of the leading wedding venues in Southampton (UK) with high class catering combined with idyllic surroundings. If you’re looking for that perfect wedding venue to host your dream day then look no further.  They have extensive, tranquil & relaxing grounds perfect to create those memories to last a lifetime. The newly decorated large & beautifully maintained banqueting room has views over the picturesque golf course (the location for your wedding day snaps!).  With subtle tones of paint on the wall paired with crystal chandeliers the room has a warm and intimate feel for up to 100 guests for a sit-down meal. 

The Potters Heron, near Eastleigh -
The Potters Heron is a real Hampshire landmark and a part of the local community. Bought by three friends in 2007 whose previous association with the hotel goes back in time (one of the owners had his first big job interview there (don’t ask how long ago!)) The Potters Heron is a small and friendly business with a team that are always ready to welcome you, whatever the reason for your visit. The Potters Heron, with its picturesque thatched roof, cosy corners and light, spacious rooms offers the perfect venue for your wedding. From intimate affair to guests everywhere, the experienced wedding planner can help you organise every tiny detail for what will be one of the most important days of your life. Their chef will help you design the perfect menu for your guests, the bar team can pair up all that lovely food with their fantastic drinks range and the events team will run it all for you with big smiles and feel proud to share in your special day. They are licenced to host both civil ceremonies and receptions for up to 150 guests. As there is only ever one wedding on any date, it is always your day. 

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Event Planning in Eastleigh

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Complete your event in Eastleigh with DarkStar Discos, the Eastleigh marquee hire experts that offer the following services which can greatly reduce your event planning stress. Bars - you don't need to spend too much time looking for the perfect drinks for your event, we have a team that can take care of that for you. Lights - no need to stress out in finding and setting up the lights for your event. DJ and Staffing - let our DJ take care of the music for your event. Our staff will also be the ones taking care of the needs of your guests. You might also want to consider asking us to arrange the following services for your event: Professional Photographer, Event Transportation and Event Catering. For all your event-planning needs, contact DarkStar Discos, the Eastleigh marquee hire experts.



Top Restaurants in Eastleigh

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La Fenice Eastleigh -
The close-knit family team possess over 50 years of experience in the industry. Their passion for quality and meticulous approach to detail, coupled with a natural warmth and friendliness, means that you can expect exceptional service here. The unique, modern and influential dishes stem from hundreds of years of authentic Italian cuisine, family recipes and tradition. Using the finest quality fresh ingredients, they bring out the finesse of Italy in each and every dish. Making use of the best local produce, the menu draws on traditional Italian recipes handed down through generations to which have been applied a modern twist that keeps customers coming back.

The Ham Farm Eastleigh -
Split over a magnificent two building site, this family friendly pub restaurant in Eastleigh really is one of a kind. In the large barn, you’ll find a full-service restaurant open from 9am daily, whilst the beautiful listed building next door houses the pub. Conveniently located just off A335 close to junction 12 of the M3, and with Southampton and Winchester nearby, your local Harvester Ham Farm is the ideal pit stop if you’re exploring the many attractions that Hampshire has to offer, including Go Ape Itchen Valley, Lakeside Country Park, and Itchen Valley Country Park. Whether you’re looking for one of their famous BBQ plates, a mouth-watering steak, an award-winning rotisserie chicken, or a delicious vegetarian or vegan dish, this restaurant offers a diverse pub food menu, serving up unlimited breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day of the week. 

Saffron Restaurant Eastleigh -
Spices are the keynote of traditional Indian Cuisine. Different regions have adopted blends of different spices and herbs to compliment the type of food and climate. From the delicately spiced dishes of the north, to the hot spicy foods of the south, to the great seafood dishes from the coastal regions. In preparing the menu for you Saffron have included not only the popular dishes usually found in Indian Restaurants but also a selection of dishes not often seen in England. Each dish has its own distinctive flavour which comes from selected herbs and spices which have to be separately prepared for each dish.


Top Things to do in Eastleigh

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Lakeside Country Park Eastleigh -
Lakeside Country Park is the perfect space to escape the hustle of urban living. Find some peace and calm amongst 22 hectares of lakes, wet meadow and woodland. The Park is thriving with a diverse range of wildlife from birds, insects and small mammals to deer, foxes and even species of bat. Enjoy a walk around with your dog, stop for a picnic, relax with a day's fishing or just watch the world go by. Attractions include the Lakeside Steam Railway and the Café. The Railway runs every weekend throughout the year and school holidays. The cafe is based within the station buildings at Eastleigh Lakeside Railway. They offer classic English breakfasts and a delicious menu of main meals, sandwiches, salads and sides.

Hollywood Bowl Eastleigh -
Ten pin bowling is great all-round fun whether you’re with family, friends or work colleagues. With state-of-the-art bowling alleys, delicious food and drink, awesome arcades and all new virtual reality experiences, they promise to keep everyone entertained. Whether it's time for a celebration, or simply an excuse for a game on the lanes, the latest events are perfect for sharing great times and healthy competition with family and friends. At Hollywood Bowl they have a passion for bringing families and friends together for affordable fun and healthy competition, giving everyone who visits their centres that feel-good factor. A visit here isn’t just about the brilliant bowling… it’s about enjoying good times together, and that’s why they’re proud to offer so much great entertainment under one roof – including great food, drink, amusements and pool.

Marwell Zoo, near Eastleigh -
Marwell Zoo is owned by Marwell Wildlife, a world renowned, action-oriented charity leading conservation programmes in the UK and Africa. Marwell was founded by John Knowles in 1972. The organisation began as Marwell Preservation Trust with more specific goals of protecting and breeding endangered species through the operation of Marwell Zoological Park. Located between Eastleigh and Winchester, Marwell Zoo is a member of Hampshire’s top attractions and is one of the best things to do in Hampshire. The 140-acre wildlife park is home to hundreds of animals from endangered Amur tigers, snow leopards and white rhinos to giraffes, hippos and penguins – you’re in for a wild time!



Eastleigh Today

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Eastleigh has seen a rapid and controlled expansion in residential, industrial and commercial development over recent years. The borough of Eastleigh was ranked the "9th best place to live in the UK 2006" by a Channel 4 programme. The United States Navy established a naval air station on 23 July 1918 to assemble and repair Caproni Ca.5 and Airco DH.4 and DH.9 bombers for the Northern Bombing Group of the First World War. The base closed shortly after the First Armistice at Compiègne. Perhaps Eastleigh's best-known 'resident' is the Spitfire aeroplane which was built in Southampton and first flown from Eastleigh Aerodrome. A replica has recently been placed on the roundabout at the entrance to the airport. Eastleigh Museum, which is to be found in the High Street, holds information about the town and the surrounding villages, including Bishopstoke which had been the largest residential area. The B&Q head office is on Chestnut Avenue in Eastleigh (technically Chandler's Ford). The town was formerly home to a Mr Kipling bakery. It is now home to a manufacturing plant owned by Prysmian Cables & Systems.

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