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SS Shieldhall

Address: Berth 48, Gate 4 Eastern Docks, Southampton, England
Phone Number: +44 844 357 2329
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Ranked #3 of 58 Attractions in Southampton
Type: Ships, Cultural
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Owner description: The Steamship Shieldhall is the largest working steam ship in Britain. A member of the National Historic Fleet she serves as a sea going tribute to Britain's maritime heritage. As a passenger you too can experience the golden age of steam by booking on an excursion or visiting her in Southampton.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
45 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Went onboard as part of the SeaCity festival and also the Music in the City Festival. Good bands on both times, with excellent views of the liners coming and going. Friendly staff with bar selling excellent real ale beers.

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Uk
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8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Brilliant! Attended a 40th party here, cracking night with great people. Little known about gem in southampton!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

She is a beauty alright, and we are very proud to have the largest working steamship of the kind in the whole of Europe I believe. I come here to get a living reminder of the golden age of steam in Britain! I call it the Titanic of Southampton and make sure to visit when overseas friends come over!

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The salt air, tasty morsels, real ale, and a big fat steam engine: a pretty good start. Step aboard some British seafaring history, and maybe take a cruise, into the bargain. Not the cheapest day ut, but a memorable one.

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Southampton, UK
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

As a birthday present from my wife, we spent a most enjoyable half a day trip along the Solent on the SS Shieldhall, with a great lunch included. The friendly crew were very accommodating and allowed us to visit the engine room and the bridge, were happy to answer our questions, and we particularly enjoyed the entertaining and interesting commentary... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We joined SS Shieldhall on Sunday for trip down Southampton water with lunch included. What a wonderful old ship this is, with a friendly crew, good food, and access all areas (even the oily bits) it was an experience I wont forget and shall be repeating again next year. However I would temper this review by saying that an interest... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This lovely vessel and her enthusiastic friendly crew lived up to our usual expectations and more on Monday. Many thanks to you all for a memorable sailing. You can be sure we will be back !

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This old steamship is a gem which has been refurbished by dint of a lottery fund grant. We booked the day trip from Poole to the Bournemouth Air Show and cannot thank the crew enough for their welcome and their friendly help and advice both before and during the trip. Make the effort to take a trip on SS Shieldhall.... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My second voyage on this lovely ship, this time for viewing the Bournemouth Air Festival (Sunday 31st August 2014). I know we were very lucky with the perfect weather, but the food and welcome on the Shieldhall were both excellent again. The crew are a great bunch. A really good day out.

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Poole, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Booked this last min from Poole for a day at the Air Show. The ship crew staff where amazing nothing too much best day trip I ever had. Please come back next year we love you.

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