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Hythe Ferry

Town Quay, Southampton SO14 2AQ, England
44 2380 840722
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Ranked #8 of 72 attractions in Southampton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships
Owner description: This scheduled ferry service operates every half hour between Southampton's Town Quay and Hythe Pier, passing by Ocean Terminal that is home of the... more » Owner description: This scheduled ferry service operates every half hour between Southampton's Town Quay and Hythe Pier, passing by Ocean Terminal that is home of the QE2. « less
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Hythe, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

When I was a youngster the ferry used to be an old wooden boat that had plenty of outdoor seating. Now it's just a noicy lump of metal. However, the service is really reliable, staff friendly and the train going up and down the pier is still just the same. However, it also a nice walk along the pier, especially... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

hythe is a small village near southampton a great place to walk away a few hours take a trip up the pier on its train walk along the seafront which overlooks southampton water,the docks and netley. The village itself has plenty of shops and cafe's it has a real country feel and is close to the water.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Wanted to visit Southampton from the New Forest. We decided not to drive but take the ferry, so glad we did, this was one of the highlights of our holiday. Trip on the railway and the ferry. Last time we sailed down the River Test was on Independence of the Seas last year so it was nice to remininse!. Last... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We use regularly as we live here. Cute little ferry , good value, can get an onward ferry to IOW from Southampton. Whats not to like.

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suffolk
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Liked the Change of scenery across the water and into the New Forest. Not to be recommender on a windy day unless you are a good sailor!!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
34 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The way to visit Hythe and travel back to Southampton or vice -versa. The pier journey on the train is unique. If visiting the area this is a must do with the family. Leave the car in Hythe and travel to Southampton. If visiting on a Cruise ship just pop across to Hythe.

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Albrighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

enjoyed the ferry always do red funnel very good I was in the merchant navy for nearly 40 years until retirement seen couple of cunards at berth

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

A unique experience with one of the longest piers in the world with an olde-world train. The ferry runs at a speed which is fast enough to be practical but at a good speed to see Hythe & Southampton from the water with good detail, the edge of the New Forest can also been seen, the Isle of Wight also.

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We were staying in Hythe on holiday and as a group of adults ( including one in her late eighties ) we enjoyed the whole pier /ferry experience. So we liked everything about it : from riding the little train along the pier (also walked along to enjoy the views and appreciate the commemorative inscriptions on the planks plus history... More

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Preston
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

The tram and the boat trip on the catamaran Great Expectaions, is a journy back into ancient history. The age of the heritage tram gives the sort of charm that is to be expected in something so venerable, but the, boat ? That is simply nauticle ramshackle. When I walked down the ramp to embark, I was met with a... More

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