Travel and Touring
As Shorley Wood B&B is right in the centre of the country, it is a fabulous location for touring around England, stopping off on your way to the coast or venturing overseas on a ferry or cruise liner.
Cruise Liners - Southampton is an international port for cruise-liners. Ships from around the world stop here for a few days to allow people to see the sights of England and Marne Cottage is a great base only 40 minutes away to make an over-night shore excursion.
There are a range of cruise liners sailing from Southampton to an extensive list of exotic locations:
P&O Cruises from Southampton range from the Mediterranean and Carribean to the Baltics, Fjords and Iceland.
Cunard offer a wide range of roundtrips from Southampton taking in the worlds best ports and cities.
Cross Channel Ferries - running from Poole and Portsmouth within easy reach, these main ports offer ferries to the Channel Islands, Jersey, Guernsey and also across to France and Spain.
The Isle of Wight - If you are venturing over to the island, ferries run from Portsmouth and Lymington in the New Forest.
The A272 - runs from Poundford in East Sussex to Winchester and the South Downs, and is hailed as one of the most beautiful roads in Britain. People come from far and wide to travel along this English classic A road. 'An Ode to a Road' - is a book written by Pieter and Rita Boogaart on the journey, geogrpahy and history this road offers.