You'll find us on Warsash Road on the outskirts of the small village of Warsash and home to the world renown Warsash Maritime Academy and the Warsash Superyacht Academy.
We provide easy access to the Academies, being just over a mile away with easy road and footpath access.
Within a short walking distance, you'll also find the Locks Heath Shopping Centre, local pubs, restaurants and most other essential amenities you may require.
However you may be travelling to Warsash, you'll find it fairly easy since the transport links are fairly straightforward. We will send you detailed directions along with your booking confirmation.
We are 1.8 miles from junction 9 of the M27.
From either Southampton or London airports, take the train to Swanwick rail station, or take the National Express coach as below.
Southampton Central is the nearest rail hub, where the train for our local station Swanwick - which is only 1.9 miles away, can be taken.
National Express coaches have a regular service to Fareham (approximately 5 miles away), where a taxi can then be taken here for around UK£10.
We are situated within easy walking or cycling distance of the Academy being just over a mile away. Home to both the Maritime and Superyacht Academies, which have become one of the most respected maritime training establishments in the world.
Warsash village is steeped in maritime history being at the mouth of the River Hamble, from ship building for the Napoleonic Wars to becoming one of the most popular sailing regions in the world. Many students finish the day with a pint in one of the village pubs.
Originally called Hamble-Le-Rice, the village also has a lengthy maritime history dating back to smuggling and piracy! A trip on the small ferry service running daily from Warsash shore will take you to the quaint and historic pubs there - well worth a half day visit!
You may also be interested in visiting...
If your course is longer than a week and you just need a few hours break, you may like to visit one or more of the areas of interest below. All of these are within a 20 minute drive, or around 30 - 45 minutes by public transport.
Whiteley Village is just 2.5 miles away near Jcn 9 of the M27 and is home to a modern, medium sized shopping mall which carries most of the High St brands. More significantly, it has a great mix of contemporary restaurants and a new multi screen cinema, so is an ideal location for a short food & film break away from your studies. The shopping centre often has great offers and is open until 8pm weekdays, 7pm Saturdays and 5pm Sundays.
Portsmouth has more maritime history than most ports around the U.K. It has also become a vibrant, modern city boasting many attractions such as the Naval Dockyard which houses Lord Nelson's HMS Victory and many other maritime museums. Portsmouth also has the Gunwharf Quays designer outlet with a trendy pub/restaurant scene - it also hosts the odd superyacht. Portsmouth is well worth a days visit!
Southampton, apart from being the home of one of the great Premiership football clubs, is a vibrant, contemporary city with a lengthy maritime history not only as a commercial shipping port, but also as one of the busiest cruise terminals in the world. There is a fabulous new maritime museum which includes the Titanic exhibition showing many original artefacts from the doomed vessel which started its maiden voyage from here. West Quay shopping centre in the city centre is now one of the largest shopping malls on the south coast. A full day could easily be spent in Southampton. Also, during the first or second week of September, the Southampton International Boat Show is held - a full day visit here is a must!