Bargate
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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.
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Cherriesfan99
Cheltenham, UK2,205 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
The Bargate is the poster boy for Southampton, the picture is everywhere. It is a very recognisable image, even seem on the city badge. But the city fathers have not utilised this medieval fortress / town gate - everything locked shut and no information boards either.
It looks, and is, rundown, surely the city authorities can obtain some funding and preserve this bit of history, whilst making it accessible to the public, - currently it is little more an unofficial public toilet.
Written March 21, 2023
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cherriesfan_9
Cheltenham, UK6,580 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We would love to know more about this very impressive structure - with ample room for a double portcullis it was a substantial testament to the power, and wealth of the town. In medieval times it formed a strategic part of the town defenses, particularly from the sea / Solent. Sadly much of the surrounding walls have gone either history, poor planning or Second World War bombing.
Unhappily there appears to be no access for visitors, nor any real information either. It looks neglected by the local authority, as the stonework and what little is to be seen, badly needs some attention paid to it.
Written April 22, 2020
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JSTrip_77
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina1,234 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Right in the middle of the historical quarter of the city, this old gate is imposing and quite beautiful. I was a bit put off by all of the reviews which called it a hunk of rock. Yes, it is stone construction and is of historical significance. I was there in the evening so I did not even try to go to the museum which is supposed to be there. But, it made for some pretty nice photos.
Written August 31, 2023
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tammyBaltimore_Md
Baltimore, MD3,819 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Right next to the WestQuay mall and all the other stores, hard to miss this old castle style structure to walk through. Also known as the town gate.
Nice photo op
Written December 8, 2023
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bsandrs
Portsmouth, UK22,682 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
The historic walls of Southampton mainly date back to the second half of the 14th century when the town at that time was completely enclosed in a 1.25 mile structure. Various parts have been removed over the years to allow roads and building work, but large sections remain and are a tourist attraction. A highlight is the old Bargate in the Main Street which makes a fine sight. There are walking tours run by local guides which set out from the Bargate itself and details can be found online.
Written June 17, 2019
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Hevey
New Forest Uk11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Friends
If you visit the Bargate in Southampton, walk around and see all of the old walls, the Bargate is only part of what is left but is the best preserved part, there are other interesting buildings including old pubs (Red Lion & Duke of Wellington) Tudor house Museum in Bugle St and Westgate where the Pilgrim Fathers left for America. If you like history it's worth remembering that Southampton has a history dating back to at least the Romans, it has a Saxon past and the old walls and wine cellars (vaults) are from medieval times, sadly much has gone but there is still lots of history, you just need to research to make it worth a trip.
Written October 23, 2013
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IftekharA-Sep2016
1,555 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Its an historical structure right at the heart of the city. Its close of cafes, shopping malls and a very nice place to hang out.
Written February 29, 2020
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Ron Greenman
Witley, UK193 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Friends
600 years after Henry V walked here, en route to The Battle of Agincourt, The Bargate remains an impressive sight forming the oriinal main entrance through Southampton's City Walls where a surprising length still remain. A must see for any visitor to the city.
Written July 28, 2015
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1aCruise4wks
Harrisburg, PA176 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Friends
Bargate is / was the main entrance to the old city of Southampton. Most of the old city walls that at one time connected to Bargate are no longer there. But, Bargate is intact and very impressive. There are some sections of the old city walls that still exist nearby - you can walk atop some sections. One section is right across the street from Bargate. It's very picturesque!
Written July 17, 2014
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Kvukwt
Fareham, UK408 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Solo
Some negative reviews on here, but take it for what it is. It is one of the relatively few parts of old Southampton that survived the World War II bombing, and is one of the medieval gates to the city, which has been well-preserved. Not worth a trip on its own, but part of a tour around Southampton. When I went (Saturday) there was a market next to it.
Written March 23, 2013
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