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History buffs will enjoy exploring Southampton, and visitors give high marks for the theatre, entertainment choices and university vibe. This welcoming city also attracts tourists with its museums and marina. Top sights in the city include Southampton Maritime Museum, St. Mary's Stadium and Southampton Cruise Terminal.
The city is well known for its museums and theatres, and cultural venues include Southampton Maritime Museum, Mayflower Theatre and SeaCity Museum. Attractions like Leisure World, New Forest Wildlife Park and The Quays are fun for kids of all ages. The city is notable for its historic sites and landmarks like Old City Walls, Netley Abbey, and Medieval Merchant's House.
Other favourite sights in Southampton include St. Mary's Stadium, Southampton Cruise Terminal and WestQuay Shopping Centre. Popular places to see outside the city include Beaulieu National Motor Museum, located 5.8 mi (9.3 km) from the heart of the city, and Peppa Pig World, which is 7.2 mi/11.6 km away.
If you want to journey outside the area, hop aboard a train from Southampton Central Station, Southampton Woolston Station or Southampton Millbrook Station. Southampton may not have many public transport choices so consider a car rental to maximise your time.