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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.
Southampton S014 2YD, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you visit Southampton town center you'll see Bargate. It's the big stone ruins of a gate at the end of the high street. Part of the original city walls which are also there and which you can walk around.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great for quick historical sightseeing. So much of an historical nature to see in Southampton and this is a good place to start

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the heart of the city this old gate is the entrance to the City. Its a fine example of of the old City Walls that protected this vital port.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 17, 2019

Very little to see but you can use your imigination . Obviously very close to the busiest part of the main shopping area .

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Graham C
Reviewed July 16, 2019

Good place to start for a walk around the walls. Lots to see and how the old is mixed with the new around the city.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Mal M
Reviewed July 7, 2019 via mobile

The Bargate & Town walls are (for me) the most amazing historical elements of Southampton to visit. The Bargate was the main gateway to the city in past.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 16, 2019

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...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 15, 2019 via mobile

Just the remains of the fortress and nothing much in particular... very simple! Located next to the West Quays.

Date of experience: June 2019
Reviewed May 16, 2019

You wouldn't travel just to see Bargate, but as part of a Southampton Walls walk, its a highlight. There's a picture of how it used to look and we have that side-by-side with a picture we took when we were there.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Doreen C
Reviewed May 11, 2019

We took a walking tour, and got to go up the tower. What a view of the town and what history! Otherwise I think the public can only look at Bargate from outside.

Date of experience: April 2019
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