Hampshire

Saints Circle

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Overview

Leave the coastal city of Southampton and head inland towards Marwell Zoo before enjoying the arboretum at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens. Arrive at Romsey and spend some time enjoying the abundance of local attractions before heading back to vibrant Southampton via the Eling Tide Mill.

Southampton

Enjoy the sea port city on the South coast with its wealth of attractions. Mix a great shopping experience, with an assortment of eateries and exciting activities. Visit the Seacity Museum to explore the interactive Titanic model and then head for the Titanic Engineers memorial. Football fans – take in a St. Mary’s stadium tour?

Marwell

We’re going to the zoo, zoo, zoo… Situated just off the M3 between the South Downs and the Itchen River is the world famous Marwell Zoo. The 140 acres are the base for their conservation work with over 135 species of animals including giraffes, tigers and meerkats. Climb about the road and rail trains or explore the adventure playgrounds.

Romsey

The ancient market town of Romsey with its medieval streets and Norman Abbey sits on the bank of the River Test. It is a great base for touring to some of the local attractions; Broadlands – a Palladian style mansion and former home of the Mountbatten’s or the stunning Sir Harold Hillier arboretum and gardens, before striking out for Peppa Pig World at Paultons Park.

Totton

The Test Way Walk runs through Totton on the edge of the New Forest, once the largest village in England and home to the only remaining medieval toll in Hampshire. Totton is full of history – visit the heritage centre and the Testwood Lakes Centre before heading to the nearby Eling Tide Mill – only of two operating tide mills in the United Kingdom.

Southampton Town Walls

Investigate over 900 years of history at the Tudor House & Garden museum, the oldest house in Southampton and home to a Penny Farthing - on your way to the Town Walls at starting at the Bargate and heading to the docks and IoW passenger ferry and cruise terminus. The historic Town Walls date back to Roman times and are full of the history of Southampton.

Southampton

Complete your tour back in Southampton where you can visit the Solent Sky Museum with its aircraft collection – be sure to see the Spitfire and Flying Boat exhibits. Calshot Spit overlooking Southampton Water was the original testing ground for the 1931 Schneider Trophy winning Supermarine Spitfire designed by R J Mitchell. Check out Banana Wharf and the Ocean Village for a choice of restaurants, shops and leisure activities.

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Overview

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Southampton

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11.2 miles

Marwell

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15.3 miles

Romsey

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8.2 miles

Totton

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5.6 miles

Southampton Town Walls

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1.1 miles

Southampton

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Harrow Wood Farm Caravan Park

Harrow Wood Farm Caravan Park, Poplar Lane, Bransgore, Hampshire, BH23 8JE

The Cricketers

Cricketers Inn, Longparish, Andover, Hampshire, SP11 6PZ

Rock Up Hampshire

Whiteley Shopping Centre, Whiteley Way, Whiteley, Fareham, Hampshire, PO15 7PD

Gilbert White & The Oates Collections

Gilbert White's House, High Street, Selborne, Hampshire, GU34 3JH

Paultons Park

Ower, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 6AL

Woodington Lakes Trout Fishery

Romsey Road, Wellow, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 6BG

Hawk Conservancy Trust

Sarson Lane, Weyhill, Andover, Hampshire, SP11 8DY

Glen Orchard Holiday Park

Walkford Lane, New Milton, Hampshire, BH25 5NH

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

Telegraph Way, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1HZ

Marwell Zoo

Marwell Wildlife, Colden Common, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1JH

About the Saints Circle Trail

Distance: 41 miles
Cites / Towns: 6
Number Of Businesses: 10

Set out on a round trip from Southampton, arriving at Marwell Zoo to get up close to the animals. Visit the stunning tree collection at Harold St. Hillier’s Garden and Arboretum before arriving at Romsey, an ancient town packed with lots to do. Enjoy some time at Romsey Abbey, King John’s House and Broadlands before heading for the excitement of Peppa Pig world. Visit the Eling Tide Mill before returning full circle to the bustle of Southampton where you will find a great choice of restaurants and eateries.

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Stylish Shopping

The shopping mecca of the South coast, Southampton is home to the West Quay, East Quay and Marlands shopping centres. There are numerous independent outlets and further afield the Hampshire market towns have a charm and individual shops of their own.

Historic Saints

One for the history buffs - from the Southampton Town Walls to the heritage of Romsey, this trail is packed with tales from the past. Take in King John’s House, the medieval toll at Totton and the fascinating Eling Tide Mill and the many associations with wartime Spitfire production.

Houses & Gardens

Visit some of Hampshire’s great attractions – the magnificent world famous Harold St Hillier Gardens and Arboretum with its awe inspiring collection of trees and shrubs or may be Broadlands, the former mansion home of the Mountbattens.

Also Nearby

Harrow Wood Farm Caravan Park

Harrow Wood Farm Caravan Park, Poplar Lane, Bransgore, Hampshire, BH23 8JE

The Cricketers

Cricketers Inn, Longparish, Andover, Hampshire, SP11 6PZ

Rock Up Hampshire

Whiteley Shopping Centre, Whiteley Way, Whiteley, Fareham, Hampshire, PO15 7PD

Gilbert White & The Oates Collections

Gilbert White's House, High Street, Selborne, Hampshire, GU34 3JH

Paultons Park

Ower, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 6AL

Woodington Lakes Trout Fishery

Romsey Road, Wellow, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 6BG

Hawk Conservancy Trust

Sarson Lane, Weyhill, Andover, Hampshire, SP11 8DY

Glen Orchard Holiday Park

Walkford Lane, New Milton, Hampshire, BH25 5NH