Chandler’s Ford, Romsey and Lyndhurst Local Area Information
Chandler’s Ford – a snapshot
Earlier this year Chandler’s Ford was voted one of the most desirable places to live and work in the UK, offering the best quality of life. Situated on the edge of the New Forest with great public transport links to Southampton, Winchester and London, Chandler’s Ford has 8,896 households (according to the latest census) and offers a wide selection of local amenities including: many recreation areas, very good schools with excellent reputations, shops and restaurants and is rated one of the safest communities in the Eastleigh borough.
Only a stone’s throw from the New Forest, Chandler’s Ford benefits from not being overpopulated, so is a great commuter option.
Romsey – a snapshot
Romsey is a small, picturesque market town, again with great transport links to Southampton, Winchester and Salisbury. Situated beside one of Europe’s finest trout and salmon rivers, the River Test, Romsey boasts a unique charmwith its medieval streets, a new heritage centre and Norman Abbey. Located on the beautiful Test Way walking and cycling trail, Romsey proves an excellent base for exploring local historical sites. For those interested in music, the outdoors, shopping, dining out or fantastic leisure activities Romsey offers a wide range of great facilities.
Lyndhurst – a snapshot
Lyndhurst has been considered the capital of the New Forest ever since William the Conqueror established it as a royal hunting ground in 1079, visited by royalty throughout the centuries. Home to the New Forest Museum, offering a unique guide to the forest’s history and the local cemetery housing former Lyndhurst resident Alice Liddell, Lewis Carroll’s inspiration for Alice in Wonderland. Lyndhurst offers a wide range of lovely walks, shops, tea rooms, pubs, cafes and restaurants.
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