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Southampton UK

Southampton is renowned for its associations with the Titanic, the legendary Mayflower ship and the Spitfire fighter plane. On your trip to this port city in England, you’ll find plenty of attractions paying homage to its glorious past.

Southampton has a rich seafaring and trading heritage that is amply reflected in its museums. At SeaCity Museum, you’ll find interactive exhibits highlighting the story of RMS Titanic, which departed from the city’s harbour on its ill-fated maiden voyage. Southampton City Art Gallery nearby offers a peek into contemporary British art while the Solent Sky museum showcases aircraft models through the ages.

Experience a slice of Southampton’s culture at The Mayflower Theatre, an iconic entertainment venue that regularly hosts musicals, opera, ballet and other performances. If you’re looking for a slightly more outdoorsy thing to do in the city, pop over to the pier to ride an electric train and then board the Hythe Ferry. A sail around the busy port area in this ferry will offer views of massive cruise liners. Cricket enthusiasts can head to the Ageas Bowl to watch a local or international cricket match in modern settings.

Discover the city’s medieval history at Southampton Town Walls, a series of defensive constructions running through the old town area. Bargate is a magnificent structure within these ancient walls, with lion statues standing guard on either side of it. Tudor House & Garden and Medieval Merchant's House are other significant historical landmarks in the city, featuring half-timbered houses and gardens.


 

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