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#1 of 65 in Southampton
Category: Theaters
The Best Live Music in The South
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#2 of 65 in Southampton
Category: Theaters
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#3 of 65 in Southampton
Category: Game/ Entertainment Centers
Owner description: One of the largest woodland paintball venues in the UK, Ambush Paintball has been running since 1990.Offering exciting and... more » Owner description: One of the largest woodland paintball venues in the UK, Ambush Paintball has been running since 1990.Offering exciting and fun packed days out to anyone over 11 - from individuals to corporate groups, from birthday parties to stag parties, office parties to leaving do.With competitive pricing, well maintained equipment and friendly staff - Ambush Paintball offers superb value for money « less
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#4 of 65 in Southampton
Category: Specialty Museums; Military Museums
Owner description: Solent Sky Museum showcases the history of aviation in Southampton - Spitfire City - and the surrounding Solent... more » Owner description: Solent Sky Museum showcases the history of aviation in Southampton - Spitfire City - and the surrounding Solent area.Geographically this was the most important area in the country, perhaps the world, for aircraft experimental and development work between 1908 and the late 1960s. 26 aircraft companies set up shop in the area, and many of the world’s greatest aircraft, including the legendary Spitfire, first took to the air in the skies over Southampton.We have 18 complete airframes, including a Supermarine Spitfire and Supermarine S6a (N248), and also 4 cockpit sections. We also have a comprehensive collection of aero-engines.Our mighty Sandringham Flying Boat was originally built as a Short Sunderland in 1943, and converted to a passenger aircraft after the war. Visitors are welcome to board the aircraft to sample the luxury of air travel in the romantic era of the great flying boats, and guided tours of the flight deck are also available.Kids (and big kids) can also imagine what it would be like to fly a jet fighter while sat in the cockpits of our Supermarine Swift and Harrier Jump Jet. Our new Schneider Trophy Exhibition is now open, with its record-breaking centrepiece the S6a. Video stock footage of these legendary races and artefacts from the time illustrate the drama and romance of the fastest race in history. « less
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#5 of 65 in Southampton
Category: Monuments/ Statues
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#6 of 65 in Southampton
Category: History Museums; Specialty Museums; Historic Sites
Owner description: Tudor House gives a unique and atmospheric insight into the lives and times of both its residents through the years, and of... more » Owner description: Tudor House gives a unique and atmospheric insight into the lives and times of both its residents through the years, and of Southampton itself. It appeals to visitors of all ages and interests, who find the family-friendly activities, interactive technology and fascinating displays a winning combination. « less
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#7 of 65 in Southampton
Category: Farms
Owner description: Meet costumed characters from the 1900s at this working farm museum and view a variety of farm animals and vintage farming... more » Owner description: Meet costumed characters from the 1900s at this working farm museum and view a variety of farm animals and vintage farming equipment. « less
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#8 of 65 in Southampton
Category: Theaters
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#9 of 65 in Southampton
Category: Ships
Owner description: This scheduled ferry service operates every half hour between Southampton's Town Quay and Hythe Pier, passing by Ocean... 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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#10 of 65 in Southampton
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
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#11 of 65 in Southampton
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: This 327-acre wide-open green space in the heart of Southampton is a designated "Site of Special Scientific Interest" and an... more » Owner description: This 327-acre wide-open green space in the heart of Southampton is a designated "Site of Special Scientific Interest" and an excellent venue for picnicking, walking and watching wildlife. « less
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#12 of 65 in Southampton
Category: Cemeteries; Historic Sites

The Old Cemetery is located in Cemetery Road, off Northlands Road, Southampton SO15 7NN. Parking is available in Cemetery Road or in Hill Lane. There are no public toilets and... more »

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#13 of 65 in Southampton
Category: Parks
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#14 of 65 in Southampton
Category: Museums
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#15 of 65 in Southampton
Category: Ships
Owner description: Shieldhall is a Heritage steam ship and a flagship of the National Historic Fleet. Recognised to be the largest working... more » Owner description: Shieldhall is a Heritage steam ship and a flagship of the National Historic Fleet. Recognised to be the largest working steamship of her type in Britain and probably Europe, she serves as a tribute to Britain’s maritime heritage and a living reminder of the golden age of steam.Shieldhall is licensed to carry a maximum of 200 passengers, has a fully equipped galley serving hot and cold food, plus a licensed bar. « less
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#16 of 65 in Southampton
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites
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#17 of 65 in Southampton
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Historic Sites
This city gate marks the area where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail for America on board the Mayflower.
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#18 of 65 in Southampton
Category: Parks
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#19 of 65 in Southampton
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
Owner description: The home of Hampshire Cricket, host to England Internationals and arena-scale concerts from the likes of Oasis, REM, and The... more » Owner description: The home of Hampshire Cricket, host to England Internationals and arena-scale concerts from the likes of Oasis, REM, and The Who. A new era has begun with a £48 million development including the opening of two new stands; which boast contemporary architecture and luxurious new conference and event facilities, making it one of the most exciting venues on the South Coast. With the imminent construction of a 4-star hotel to the Northern End of the venue, it will be the only Model Test match ground in the country as defined by the ECB. The Ageas Bowl is available to host business meetings and conferences all year round. Located on the outskirts of Southampton it benefits from exceptional links to the motorway networks and public transportation. So whatever your business or leisure requirements, we invite you to consider the fantastic opportunities at The Ageas Bowl, a relaxed atmosphere combined with spectacular architecture, professional service and a beautiful setting. « less
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#20 of 65 in Southampton
Category: Historic Sites; Religious Sites
The ruins of this church stand as a memoriam to the merchant navy men who lost their lives in World War II.
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#21 of 65 in Southampton
Category: Parks
This scenic city park was named after the historic sailing from Southampton to America by the Pilgrim Fathers in 1620.
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#22 of 65 in Southampton
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Historic Sites

The tide mill can now be seen operating at certain times, it is interesting to see and surprising to discover that the use of tidal power is quite an old invention. There is a... more »

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Bursledon Windmill (Bursledon)
#23 of 65 in Southampton
Category: Historic Sites
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#24 of 65 in Southampton
Category: Specialty Museums
Owner description: Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum is all set to become one of the key visitor attractions in the South. The only... more » Owner description: Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum is all set to become one of the key visitor attractions in the South. The only remaining steam driven brickworks in the country we show how brick making made the leap from small scale production to 20 million bricks a year. The fully restored and working machinery helped us to win the coveted Institute of Mechanical Engineering Heritage Award in 2011 and on Open Days we can show it all running as it was when it ceased producing bricks. On site you can see the patented method adopted to dry the bricks and the huge kiln block that was used to fire them ready for collection. The museum has other clay based collections on site and lots of opportunities on offer which makes a visit both enjoyable and educational. « less
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#25 of 65 in Southampton
Category: Historic Sites
Step back in time to the Middle Ages as you tour this restored thirteenth-century house that was home to a medieval merchant.
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#26 of 65 in Southampton
Category: Playgrounds
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#27 of 65 in Southampton
Category: Casinos
Owner description: Grosvenor Casino has all your leisure needs under one roof. With a superb restaurant, fully equiped bar, private card room,... more » Owner description: Grosvenor Casino has all your leisure needs under one roof. With a superb restaurant, fully equiped bar, private card room, large screens for sporting events,fantastic slots lounge and gaming pit, we have everything you need for a great night out! A perfect destination for hen and stag parties, our bespoke packages can create a celebration night out for you to suit budget and requirements. We look forward to welcoming you to Grosvenor Southampton soon. « less
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#28 of 65 in Southampton
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#29 of 65 in Southampton
Owner description: Learn to sail with Southampton Water Activities Centre (SWAC). Located in the heart of Southampton, we run RYA sailing and... more » Owner description: Learn to sail with Southampton Water Activities Centre (SWAC). Located in the heart of Southampton, we run RYA sailing and powerboating courses for adults and children alike as well as first aid, navigation theory, sea survival and VHF radio communication. Our purpose built facitlity boasts exceptional access for the disabled so we can cater for all abilities from age eight upwards. « less
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#30 of 65 in Southampton
Category: Art Galleries

Southampton City Art Gallery Commercial Road, Southampton, SO14 7 LP.  Open 10am to 5pm seven days a week except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. Free and accessible... more »

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