Eastleigh is a great base for exploring Hampshire's abundant cultural sights and stunning countryside, with several excellent hotels offering easy access to the town centre, the University of Southampton Highfield Campus, and the M3 and M27 motorways.
What to See and Do In and Around Eastleigh
Close to Eastleigh is the beautiful Lakeside Country Park, an idyllic haven for some relaxing walking, a spot of fishing, or summer picnics. The town is also very close to Marwell Zoo, where you can find hundreds of animals, many of which are endangered species native to Africa. The zoo is overlooked by the majestic Grade I-Listed Regency building known as Marwell Hall, which replaced a much older hall that was established around 700 years.
Stylish Eastleigh Hotels with WiFi
The majority of hotels in and near Eastleigh provide WiFi access in their rooms and public areas so you can always get online and stay in touch with friends and family via social media. Depending on where you stay, you can often connect to a network free of charge for an unlimited time, or simply pay a small hourly or daily supplement. Many high-end venues, such as the Hilton Southampton Hotel, also have fully equipped business centres that are suitable for corporate functions, en-suite bathrooms in all rooms, 24-hour room service, and elegant restaurants and lounges.
Explore the Nearby New Forest
One of England's beloved national parks, the New Forest is a haven for numerous ponies, deer and donkeys, and was one of the last places in low-lying mainland Britain where it was possible to observe the red squirrel, in the late 20th Century.
The forest surrounds the magnificent Exbury Gardens, which are owned by the wealthy Rothschilds and is known for its diverse plant species and steam railway. One of the highlights of the local calendar is the New Forest Show, which has been held since 1921 and is a major agricultural event, welcoming more than 10,000 people.