Southampton Town Walls

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Ray
Stanwell, UK739 contributions
Southampton Town Walls
Apr 2021
If these walls could talk, they'd be telling millions of stories. From Norman invasions, Viking raids to floods and German bombs, they've seen everything. They've weathered the storms, ariel attacks, stood the test of time and are still proudly standing. Only if today's builders and workmen applied the same work ethic to the roadworks that they do, we will not have to see the pointless red cones and useless temporary traffic lights clogging up our roads.
Written April 23, 2021
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marcgutteridge71
Reading, UK81 contributions
Very interesting
Sep 2020
On a late summers evening , with the air still warm , this is a fantastic evening walk around the city walls , very interesting , you can walk the top of them in places , with Medieval houses en-route and information boards on your way round , you learn and enjoy .
Written September 25, 2020
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Honestly Reviews
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Nice walk and day out
Feb 2020
Great historic walks through the city of Southampton, great fun to do and very interesting :) Would recommend if in the area
Written September 14, 2020
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DIMITRY MIRON
137 contributions
Amazing walk in a sunny day
Aug 2020
Nice walk around part of the historical walls which also takes you to the older parts of Southampton with its Tudor heritage including very old pub Juniper Berry, where Jane Austin, the famous author lived for a couple of years
Written August 31, 2020
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cherriesfan_9
Cheltenham, UK6,782 contributions
Great and almost traffic free route for the kids
Mar 2020
Intriguing and interesting old town walls dating back to 1300's. A bit more detail would have been useful, as would more directions to various points of interest / churches museums etc.But it is very good that neither poor civic planning or Hitler could destroy it all. Great and almost traffic free route for the kids to follow, and enjoy.
Written April 22, 2020
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IftekharA-Sep2016
1,507 contributions
If these walls could talk, there is so much history!!!!
Oct 2019
Take a guided tour, you will love it. The walls have so much history, if only these walls could talk. Southampton was heavily bombed during WWII but these walls survived to bear witness of history. Loved it. You have to be fit to take the walking tours though.
Written February 29, 2020
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456charlie
Gloucester, UK194 contributions
Shame no access to higher areas, liekly due to winter-time
Dec 2019
Could see some parts of walls and would have liked to have wlaked more, but areas closed off with no explanation as to why. We assumed due to wintry weather and closed off for safety, but was disappointing not to be able to access or be told why not.
Written January 1, 2020
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PrestonGuild
United Kingdom53,428 contributions
Southampton Town Walls
Dec 2019
The walls date back as far as the 1360s. It was nice to walk around part of the historical walls which also takes you to the older parts of Southampton with its Tudor heritage.

Else you would just stick to newer developments such as the West Quay shopping mall.
Written December 31, 2019
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thesteevesgroup
Orlando, FL2,521 contributions
Awesome history
Aug 2019
I am surprised that the ratings were not better because we stayed in Southampton & saw most of the walls. It is amazing that some still stand today.
King Edward III ordered improvements to Southampton's town walls & in the 1360's substantial work began. Over the coming decades the town was entirely enclosed by a 1.25-mile long stone wall with 29 towers and eight gates.
Written November 13, 2019
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Stuart C
Bournemouth, UK2,174 contributions
Walk on a Sunday
Nov 2019 • Friends
Really great to walk around the Southampton walls. Good information boards and fascinating preserved history interfacing with modern buildings.
Written November 10, 2019
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