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Ranked #1 of 67 attractions in Southampton
Category: Farms; Landmarks
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Ranked #2 of 67 attractions in Southampton
Category: Ships; Landmarks
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 #3 of 67 attractions in Southampton
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Landmarks
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Ranked #4 of 67 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 67 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 #6 of 67 attractions in Southampton
Category: Cemeteries; Historic Sites; Landmarks

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 #7 of 67 attractions in Southampton
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums; Specialty 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 67 attractions in Southampton
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
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Ranked #9 of 67 attractions in Southampton
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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 #10 of 67 attractions in Southampton
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #11 of 67 attractions in Southampton
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #12 of 67 attractions 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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Ranked #13 of 67 attractions in Southampton
Category: Ferries/ Boats; Ships
Owner description: Red Funnel provides car ferries and high speed Red Jet catamarans to the Isle of Wight. Enjoy a mini cruise across the Solent... more » Owner description: Red Funnel provides car ferries and high speed Red Jet catamarans to the Isle of Wight. Enjoy a mini cruise across the Solent with or without your car on Red Funnel vehicle ferry to the port of East Cowes or take the Red Jet catamaran at 37 knots to (west)Cowes - a wonderful Victorian port and the global home of yachting and yacht racing. Both destinations are ideal for a day trip or a short break, and Red Funnel can also book all your accommodation and attraction choices - see our website for more info. « less
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Ranked #14 of 67 attractions in Southampton
Category: Farms; Landmarks
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 #15 of 67 attractions in Southampton
Category: Farms; Landmarks
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Ranked #16 of 67 attractions in Southampton
Category: Nature and 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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Ranked #17 of 67 attractions in Southampton
Category: Nature and Parks
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 #18 of 67 attractions in Southampton
Category: Farms; Landmarks
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Ranked #19 of 67 attractions in Southampton
Category: Museums
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Ranked #20 of 67 attractions in Southampton
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Landmarks
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 #21 of 67 attractions in Southampton
Category: Other zoos & aquariums; Zoos/Aquariums
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Ranked #22 of 67 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 #23 of 67 attractions in Southampton
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #24 of 67 attractions in Southampton
Category: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
Owner description: We offer skiing, snowboarding, donuts, sledging and toboggans! Whether you're a seasoned skier or learning from our... more » Owner description: We offer skiing, snowboarding, donuts, sledging and toboggans! Whether you're a seasoned skier or learning from our supportive staff, you'll love the friendly atmosphere here at the Alpine Snowsports Centre. Pay us a visit and come and try out some of the most exhilarating sports going! « less
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Ranked #25 of 67 attractions in Southampton
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #26 of 67 attractions in Southampton
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #27 of 67 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 #28 of 67 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 #29 of 67 attractions in Southampton
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #30 of 67 attractions in Southampton
Category: Playgrounds
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