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Southampton

With a wide range of historic and scenic highlights, tourists will be able to find plenty to see and do in Southampton.

Guests in this part of Hampshire will be rubbing shoulders with approximately 250,000 residents.

The national capital, London, is 70 miles northeast of Southampton, while Eastleigh lies 6 miles to the northeast.

Take your partner and kids out to enjoy an afternoon of quality time at the Leisure World and The Quays. Want more? Manor Farm Country Park and Delta Force Paintball Southampton will ensure that the good times keep rolling.

If you're intrigued by native and exotic animals, put the New Forest Wildlife Park on your to-do list. If you are pressed for time, stop by the information counter and grab a map so you don't miss any of the zoo's many highlights.

At the Wickham Vineyard, wine enthusiasts can tour the vineyards and barrel rooms, before trying out the final product.

Whether you're crazy about poker or you simply enjoy the sights and sounds of casinos, your best bet here is the Grosvenor Casino or the Stanley Casino.

Bring along some lunch and take some time out in the tranquil surroundings of Riverside Park and Mayflower Park. The Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway and Mayfield Park are two more excellent places to while away the day and finally read that neglected book of yours.

Switch off your phone and take a break from the stresses of the modern world at Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre and Royal Victoria Country Park. Nature-loving tourists will also have an excellent time at Lepe Country Park and The Common.

Take the time to see the area's educational cultural institutions. The Solent Sky Museum, the Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum and the New Forest Museum ought to be at the top of your itinerary.

Maritime enthusiasts can dock in at the Southampton Maritime Museum, a treasure chest of artifacts and tales of the seas. If the weather permits, continue steering your way through this region's seafaring past at the SeaCity Museum.

The wonderful specimens at the Southampton Museum of Archaeology aren't just heaps of fun to look at. In fact, they also play an important role in our understanding of the natural world.

Do you want to have a deeper appreciation for art? Spend some time at the Southampton City Art Gallery and surround yourself with quality works.

Take a step back in time with a visit to the University of Southampton and the Southampton Solent University, just a couple of the historic buildings and sites here. More stories from a bygone era are waiting for you at Netley Abbey and Medieval Merchant's House.

Bishops Waltham Palace is a grand time capsule, featuring some of the best art and architecture in the region.

Many travelers enjoy spending a few hours staring at Calshot Castle, a medieval masterpiece that has withstood the test of time.

Sacred sites are often quite moving. If you want to experience Southampton's spiritual side, visit Corhampton Saxon Church.

WestQuay Shopping Centre is a popular retail zone, full of fashion, giftware and grocery shops.

Enjoy seeing the region's best and brightest live on stage at Civic Centre and the Mayflower Theatre.

Many people have a terrific time at Ocean Village Marina. Bursledon Windmill is also worth thinking about.


Guide to Exploring Southampton


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Jurys Inn Southampton

Jurys Inn Southampton

1 Charlotte Place, Southampton
3.9
of 5, from 1,080 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Southampton, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Southampton Solent University and Southampton Maritime Museum. Southampton City Art Gallery and Civic Centre are also within 10 minutes.

Addenro House

Addenro House

40-42 Howard Road, Southampton
2.7
of 5, from 74 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Southampton, this guesthouse is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Mayflower Theatre and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Southampton Maritime Museum. SeaCity Museum and Southampton City Art Gallery are also within 1 mile (2 km).

£66
Grand Harbour Hotel

Grand Harbour Hotel

West Quay Road, Southampton
3.8
of 5, from 752 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Southampton, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The Quays and Southampton Maritime Museum. Mayflower Park and Tudor House and Garden are also within 10 minutes.

£26
ibis budget Southampton Centre

ibis budget Southampton Centre

West Quay Road, Southampton
3.3
of 5, from 255 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Southampton, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Leisure World and Southampton Maritime Museum. The Quays and Mayflower Theatre are also within 15 minutes.

£58
Novotel Southampton

Novotel Southampton

1 West Quay Road, Southampton
4.0
of 5, from 1,312 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Southampton, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Leisure World and Southampton Maritime Museum. The Quays and Mayflower Theatre are also within 15 minutes.

£36
Holiday Inn Express Southampton M27 Jct7

Holiday Inn Express Southampton M27 Jct7

Botley Road, Southampton
4.0
of 5, from 1,092 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Southampton hotel is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of Ageas Bowl Cricket Ground, Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre and Manor Farm Country Park. The Quays and Southampton Maritime Museum are also within 6 miles (10 km).

£53
Meon Valley Marriott Hotel & Country Club

Meon Valley Marriott Hotel & Country Club

Sandy Lane, Southampton
4.0
of 5, from 256 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Shedfield, this spa hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Ashcroft Arts Centre, Manor Farm Country Park and Fort Nelson. Fort Fareham and Portchester Castle are also within 9 miles (15 km).

£74
Hilton At The Ageas Bowl Southampton

Hilton At The Ageas Bowl Southampton

The Ageas Bowl Stadium, Botley Road, Southampton
4.4
of 5, from 282 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this spa hotel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Ageas Bowl Cricket Ground and within 3 miles (5 km) of Manor Farm Country Park and Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre. Riverside Park is 3.1 mi (5 km) away.

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