The M3 from London takes you to Winchester in 110km, Portsmouth in 134km and Southampton in 136km. South West Trains also serve all three from London Waterloo, with Winchester just an hour from the capital.

You might arrive in Portsmouth on ferries from the Channel Islands, Isle of Wight, France or Spain, and in Southampton from the Isle of Wight or even aboard a cruise-liner.

Southampton Airport has links with several Continental destinations, as well as Aberdeen in Scotland and Belfast in Northern Ireland.