Lilliput

Lilliput

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Lilliput conjures up images of little people tying down the giant Gulliver whilst he was on his travels. However there is actually only a very loose connection with Jonathan Swift and his famous fictional land of Lilliput. The area was actually know as Salterns, or Salt Marsh and was home to the industrial manufacture of salt, and later saw alum extraction and then a large pottery that produced sanitary ware.

The name Salterns is given to the local marina and the area is now dotted with everything boaty. Worth hopping off if you like the sound of halyards tinkling against a yacht mast.

Local company Koh Thai Tapas have a great little restaurant here called Koh Noi, trust us if you love Thai food, you’ll love it, and local award winning artisan baker Mark Bennett has a great bakery and coffee shop right by the bus stop.