Southampton
Southampton

Southampton

Head to Southampton for a break in a historical English city surrounded by green countryside.

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5 good reasons to go

See landmarks from the Middle Ages
See landmarks from the Middle Ages
Southampton boasts ruins dating back to the Middle Ages. Explore the city and spot some of the old town walls. The impressive gates and towers are particularly appealing. Look out for the Bargate Gatehouse, the Watergate and Catchold Tower. And why not take the opportunity to visit King John’s Palace, God’s House and Westgate Hall.
Fascinating museums
Fascinating museums
Southampton is a great place to go for culture. If you’re interested in the history of transport, head to the SeaCity Museum or the Solent Sky aviation museum. And art-lovers should make a date at the City Art Gallery or John Hansard Gallery. Not to be missed: the Tudor House and Eling Tide Mill Experience.
A city by the sea
A city by the sea
The sea plays an important role in the history of Southampton. Some of the world’s grandest boats have sailed from Southampton: The May Flower, Titanic, Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth 2. Look out at the ships moored in the docks, watch races, go sailing or even climb aboard the SS Shieldhall, an old steamship!
The charming English countryside
The charming English countryside
The south of England is known for its magnificent, vast, green spaces. In the city centre, Southampton Common is a peaceful place to rest between visits to local sights. Escape the city for a while and head to the New Forest or South Downs National Park, two huge green spaces with diverse landscapes.
Explore the city’s scenic surroundings
Explore the city’s scenic surroundings
It would be a shame to visit Southampton and not explore the local coastline. Portsmouth is the ideal place to go if you like ships and naval history. Looking out to sea, the Isle of Wight is a haven of peace, except during its famous music festival. In Brighton, you have to take a walk along the seafront and pier.

To see / do

Culture and history

SeaCity Museum

SeaCity Museum

SeaCity Museum is brimming with culture and home to three exhibition spaces. In the three interlocking bays of the pavilion, visitors find out about the city’s nautical past, its links to the Titanic, its role as port of entry to England and point of departure for travellers to other continents. The museum unveils centuries-worth of history. And temporary exhibitions enrich the collections.

The Tudor House

The Tudor House

The Tudor House is one of the most beautiful buildings in Hampshire. The House was constructed at the end of the 15th century and features spectacular, Tudor brick and timber work. The museum inside tells the story of the city’s inhabitants right up to the present day. Its beautiful rooms have been well-maintained. And the garden has also kept its Tudor appeal!

A forest filled with surprises

There’s a national park with conservation areas on the opposite side of the estuary. The New Forest is a magical 600 km² park by the sea with woodlands, heaths and gardens. Explore the forest by bike or on horseback. Surprisingly, the forest hides many museums, galleries, traditional villages, farms and theme parks within. 

Outings

The Turner Sims Concert Hall

Turner Sims appeals to a range of musical tastes: folk, jazz, classical and world music. Audiences can choose from a diverse range of artists performing at the concert hall. When you visit Southampton, pick something to watch from the venue’s rich programme. A musical evening lies ahead.

Watch a cricket match

Watch a cricket match

If you want to experience real Southampton culture, then you should go along to a few events. Sport is particularly popular in the city. There are a lot of cricket fans in and around Southampton. Go along to The Ageas Bowl (also called The Rose Bowl) cricket ground. Take a seat on the terraces and cheer on the cricketers!

Gastronomy

Fabulous pies

Fabulous pies

The Brits love their pies. They can be made with any kind of meat! Pork, beef, chicken, lamb, there’s something for everyone. They’re also filled with potato, peas, herbs and spices etc, in other words, any kind of pie you can think of can be found in the UK.

Sweet bread pudding

Sweet bread pudding is an world-renowned English dessert. The pudding is made from stale bread doused in rum. To make it even more delicious, you can add dried and crystallised fruit, spices and citrus fruit zest.

Practical information

Flight duration

1h40

Time difference

-1h GMT

Currency

Livre sterling

Distance

677 km

Average temperature

Spring

13°C (max 20°C)

Summer

16°C (max 22°C)

Autumn

8°C (max 15°C)

Winter

7°C (max 11°C)

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