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Ranked #1 of 58 attractions in Southampton
The Best Live Music in The South
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Ranked #2 of 58 attractions in Southampton
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Ranked #3 of 58 attractions in Southampton
Category: Ships; Cultural
Owner description: The Steamship Shieldhall is the largest working steam ship in Britain. A member of the National Historic Fleet she serves as... more » 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. « less
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Ranked #4 of 58 attractions in Southampton
Category: Military Museums; Specialty Museums; 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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Ranked #5 of 58 attractions in Southampton
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Theaters & Stadiums
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Ranked #6 of 58 attractions in Southampton
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
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Ranked #7 of 58 attractions in Southampton
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
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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Ranked #8 of 58 attractions in Southampton
Category: Ships; Landmarks
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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Ranked #9 of 58 attractions in Southampton
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Ranked #10 of 58 attractions in Southampton
Category: Cemeteries; Historic Sites; Cultural

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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Ranked #11 of 58 attractions in Southampton
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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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Ranked #12 of 58 attractions in Southampton
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #13 of 58 attractions in Southampton
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Ranked #14 of 58 attractions in Southampton
Category: Art Galleries; Cultural

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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Ranked #15 of 58 attractions in Southampton
Category: Farms; Outdoors
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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Ranked #16 of 58 attractions in Southampton
Owner description: Our campsite at Fairthorne Manor, near Southampton and within easy reach of the River Hamble, offers family friendly stays in... more » Owner description: Our campsite at Fairthorne Manor, near Southampton and within easy reach of the River Hamble, offers family friendly stays in a lovely setting with the opportunity to try activities with a difference « less
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Ranked #17 of 58 attractions in Southampton
Category: Specialty Museums; 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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Ranked #18 of 58 attractions in Southampton
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Cultural
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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Ranked #19 of 58 attractions in Southampton
Category: Museums
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Ranked #20 of 58 attractions in Southampton
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Ranked #21 of 58 attractions in Southampton
Category: Parks; Outdoors
This scenic city park was named after the historic sailing from Southampton to America by the Pilgrim Fathers in 1620.
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Ranked #22 of 58 attractions in Southampton
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #23 of 58 attractions in Southampton
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Ranked #24 of 58 attractions in Southampton
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #25 of 58 attractions in Southampton
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks

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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Ranked #26 of 58 attractions in Southampton
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
This city gate marks the area where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail for America on board the Mayflower.
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Bursledon Windmill (Bursledon)
Ranked #27 of 58 attractions in Southampton
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #28 of 58 attractions in Southampton
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: This is the impressive north entrance to the medieval section of Southampton, which contains a wealth of character and... more » Owner description: This is the impressive north entrance to the medieval section of Southampton, which contains a wealth of character and heritage through its fascinating remains, monuments and buildings. « less
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Ranked #29 of 58 attractions in Southampton
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Ranked #30 of 58 attractions in Southampton
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Theaters & Stadiums
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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