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Totton and Eling

Totton and Eling on the outskirts of the New Forest,.

Totton and Eling are located close to the walled City of Southampton. Totton is on the main line railway into Southampton/London & Bournemouth.

Totton used to be known as the largest village in England and is now spread over a vast area on the very edge of Southampton and close to the M271 motorway. It also has numerous bus routes linking the local areas.

Eling Village located on the edge of Southampton Waters. It is a delightful village with 3 local Public Houses all serving good food at very reasonable prices. The most famous site is St. Mary's Church on Eling Hill, which is mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1086. The Old Toll Bridge into the village dates back to 1385 and is still used to this day. There are pleasant boardwalks along Bartley Waters starting near Eling Sailing Club. The Heritage Centre will give one a glimpse of the History of Totton and Eling. It also has a small caf for refreshments. The Eling Tide Mill is reputed to be the only working Tidal Mill in Europe that regularly produces it's own local flour.

The River Test is famous for it's trout fishing and The Salmon Leap area is well worth a visit. There are pleasant boardwalks and hides for bird watching across the Nature Preserve and Marshes. Totton also has a small local market on Wednesdays. There is a verity of local places to eat including Indian & Chinese Restaurants.

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