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Hythe Ferry

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Address: Town Quay, Southampton SO14 2AQ, England
Phone Number: 44 2380 840722
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Description: This scheduled ferry service operates every half hour between...
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.
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It's worth parking in Hythe and then getting the ferry across to Southampton and back. Friendly little ferry that's good value for money.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Getting a ticket to the ferry is a faff, after that it's lovely. Make sure you go with plenty of change so that you don't have to interact with the change man. Otherwise, go meet the grumpiest man to get a bag of change to feed into the ticket machine which doesn't accept "new" 10ps [circa 1992]. He'll whinge about... More 

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New Forest National Park, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

It's worth parking in Hythe and then getting the ferry across to Southampton and back. Friendly little ferry that's good value for money.

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Welshpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A little gem of a quaint journey, offering a novel way to get to Southampton. Used by many of the commuters, its not only enjoyable, but very practical.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Yes, historical in looks too. A facility much needed for both tourism and commuters. Brilliant to cross the Solent this way and a must to do. BUT does need a bit of TLC

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Potton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

My wife and I were staying near Hythe and had to go on the pier train and ferry to Southampton. It is great fun and part of our heritage, long may it continue. As OAPs we got concession army rates of £3.70 each return including the train.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

On the edge of the new forest next to southampton water hythe has been described as where the forest meets the sea. With its pedestrianised georgian high st & sea front promenade it offers panoramic views of shipping from sail boats to the latest ocean linders a perfect place to visit any time of the year.the waterside location in the... More 

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We caught the ferry to Hythe it was a great trip, Hythe is lovely to visit with lots of quaint shops and plenty of places to eat. The ferry was ok and the staff were very good.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Enjoyed the experience lovely liitle town a great day out An experience we then caught a bus back to Southampton and enjoyed the round trip seeing the sights of local life.

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jersey channel island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Wow factor-we always pay a visit to Hythe if we can, taking the train from Hythe's wooden pier then the small boat ferry which takes you to Southampton's West Quay shopping centre, market stalls, and Primark. Take the return journey as the boat is every half hour, return trip approx. £5.80 Love it!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

It use to be good, but when you go there to see the notice "out of service " on several occasions then you rhather take a bus. The best part of it it was short journey by little train at the Hythe side on the pier.

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Address: Address: Town Quay, Southampton SO14 2AQ, England
Phone Number: 44 2380 840722
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton

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