5 good reasons to go to Southampton
To see / do
Culture and history
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 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.
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
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!
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.
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