It has a history which stretches back to Anglo-Saxon times. It is featured in Domesday Book and has long links with Winchester Cathedral and its bishops. King John signed charters here during his visits in 1205 and 1207. William Gilbert, the novelist father of W.S.Gilbert, is stated to have been born here in 1804. During the reign of Queen Victoria Dean Garnier's garden is said to have rivalled that at Chiswick. In the early 1940's Benny Hill's milk round served part of the village.
Bordering the River Itchen with a unique riverside frontage, the Angler's public house & restaurant is a favourite stopping off point for ramblers using the Itchen Way.
Southampton Airport, adjacent to Parkway station, Eastleigh can be accessed from the Channel Islands, many UK airports and numerous locations on the Continent & Ireland. (see www.southamptonairport.com)
Use the M3 or M27 motorways leading to Southampton and exit at Eastleigh then follow the signs to Bishopstoke which appear in the town centre.
The closest train station is in Eastleigh. Frequent rail services to Eastleigh station from Southampton, Winchester, Portsmouth, Basingstoke & London. It's a one mile walk along Bishopstoke Road or a short taxi ride. Alternatively catch a bus from the bus station in the town centre to "The Mill" stop which is at the centre of the village and close to Riverside and the river Itchen.
Fast services from Bournemouth/Poole, the Midlands, Scotland & London are available to Southampton Parkway station to the south of Bishopstoke from where you can catch a local train to Eastleigh.
A relatively compact village the main places of interest are to be found close to Riverside.
The village is well served with a variety of small shops including a post office.
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The nearest hotel is the Holiday Inn at Eastleigh not far from the M3.
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