Waterlooville, located in Hampshire, is situated about eight miles from Portsmouth. The town can be reached via the A3. According to legend, the town was named after a pub that was situated in the center of town, which was named Waitland End at the time. The bar took its name from a group of soldiers who were returning from the Battle of Waterloo and decided to stop there and celebrate in 1815. The area near the pub then became known as Waterloovile. Today visitors will find plenty of amenities in town, including shops, eating establishments and a range of accommodation options.
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The English town of Waterlooville is located within Hampshire about eight miles to the north of Portsmouth. The town of Waterlooville has a population of about ten thousand. The town of Waterlooville is surrounded by smaller places such as Catherington, Clanfield, Lovedean, Horndean and Hambledon to name a few. The town of Waterlooville forms part of the conurbation that is known as South Hampshire.
The town of Waterlooville is twinned with the French area of Maurepas in Yvelines and also the German area of Henstedt-Ulzburg.
The main bus route that is offered by the Dorset and Hampshire bus company serves the main shopping area within the town of Waterlooville. There are also some services offered by Stagecoach that stop within the main shopping area. The main shopping area is actually closed off to all traffic apart from buses. The closest train station is located at Bedhampton and this station is part of the main railway route between Portsmouth and London.
The town is home to Havant and Waterlooville Football club, which is a non-league senior team. This team was drawn to face Liverpool within the FA Cup in the 2007/2008 season, however the match was won by Liverpool and the score was 5-2. The town is also home to the swimming club that is known as Havant and Waterlooville.
The town of Waterlooville has a strong educational network that consists of six primary schools and three secondary schools. The primary schools can be split into one infant school that is known as Stakes Hill, two junior schools one of which is known as Purbrook and the other one is known as Hulbert and there is also two primary schools that are known as Waite End and the other one is known as Queens Inclosure. The town is also home to a catholic primary school and it is known as St Peters.
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