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Pleasant Walk

Southampton is not well known for its history, but a walk around the City Walls gives a good feel... read more

Reviewed July 30, 2019
Buckingham, United Kingdom

Had a walk around the walls and onto the Bargate , without a guide or guide book it is what it is... read more

Reviewed July 17, 2019
Graham C
Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not much is left of theses old town defences but it’s worth a look. There are plenty of signpost to guide you and info boards dotted along the route, telling you about the Maritime past of the old town.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Some interesting items on view around the city. Worthwhile looking out for the various placards in the numerous buildings. Only did it to pass the time but in different circumstances would have enjoyed it more.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took the daily See Southampton Walking Tour conducted by two very knowlegeable tour guides. We were able to get inside many of the old wall "vaults" and were enthralled with stories and legends about the roman and medieval history of Southampton. Great tour for such...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 7, 2019

Great walk and very unexpected. Hadn't realised Southampton had so much history! Historic centre hasn't lots to,offer and walking the walls cover much of the area.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 7, 2019

They dominate the waterfront and are like a park in that they are free of charge. Interesting history. The walls were used in WWII as anti aircraft batteries to protect the ships that carried the 1 million US service members to Europe from this port.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 30, 2019

Southampton is not well known for its history, but a walk around the City Walls gives a good feel of its history, well worth a look if in the City and you have spare time.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 17, 2019

Had a walk around the walls and onto the Bargate , without a guide or guide book it is what it is ,old bricks .

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Graham C
Reviewed July 10, 2019

We passed this by chance near where we were staying, so had a wander around some parts of the wall and it certainly is fascinating to discover the history behind it. Definitively worth doing on a sunny day, with some good sturdy footwear. I do...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 30, 2019

We walked the walls and were overwhelmed by the sense of history. Good explanations but could possibly do with more.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed June 17, 2019

Although the Castle was demolished in the 19th Century there are quite a few substantial remains of the original castle walls. They are well signposted and there rae a number of boards explaining what each section is.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Georgina M
February 17, 2019|
Response from marcgutteridge71 | Reviewed this property |
the walk is do able for young children i think they would be fine
Ralph K
October 21, 2017|
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Response from MattW929 | Reviewed this property |
The beginning of the walls is about a 7 minute walk from the station