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Southampton Holiday

Once one of Britain’s most vital ports, today this city is the gateway into centuries of Norman, Tudor and Victorian history and the rich ecology of Hampshire.

For centuries, Southampton’s busy port was a forest of ship’s masts and rigging, alive with the chatter of seaman and merchants. Today, this city in southern England resonates with the footsteps of visitors who come to explore its museums, galleries, gardens and well-preserved architectural heritage. Southampton is situated next to the New Forest, a natural wonder that draws travelers and nature lovers from around the world.

In the city’s heart, enjoy an ice cream at Queens Park and admire the park’s artwork and military memorial. A little further north in Riverside Park, join a game of soccer or just bring some bread to feed the ducks by the River Itchen.

A little further south, near the Isle of Wight, spend a few hours at Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway. Admire the floral displays across the site’s 200 acres (81 hectares) of gardens then ride the charming steam train across the colorful landscape. 

Back in the city center, browse almost 4,000 works spanning several centuries at Southampton City Art Gallery. A major highlight is a collection of drawings, known as the Perseus series, which tell a story based on Greek myths.

Learn about Southampton’s Norman, Tudor and Victorian history in the Old City Walls. Take a self-guided tour from the arched entrance at Bargate. Marvel at old wine vaults, medieval churches and a spa frequented by the likes of Jane Austen. Be sure to visit Tudor House and Garden, which dates back more than 800 years and holds a fascinating collection of antiques. Then, take to the skies at the Solent Sky Museum, which houses a World War II Spitfire among its collection of vintage aircraft.

Reserve a ticket for a show at the historic Mayflower Theatre, which first opened in 1928. Enjoy a post-show dinner at one of the restaurants along Commercial Road.

Southampton lies just under 2 hours’ drive or train ride to the southwest of London, making it the perfect port of call for daytrips or longer visits.


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Novotel Southampton

Novotel Southampton

1 West Quay Road, Southampton
4.0
of 5, from 370 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Southampton, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Grosvenor Casino and Southampton Maritime Museum. Leisure World and The Quays are also within 10 minutes.

£46
ibis Southampton Centre

ibis Southampton Centre

9 West Quay Road, Southampton
3.7
of 5, from 123 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Southampton, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Grosvenor Casino and Southampton Maritime Museum. Leisure World and The Quays are also within 10 minutes.

£47
Holiday Inn Express Southampton M27 Jct7

Holiday Inn Express Southampton M27 Jct7

Botley Road, Southampton
4.0
of 5, from 261 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Southampton hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Wickham Vineyard and The Ageas Bowl. Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre and Itchen Valley Country Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).

£39
New Place

New Place

Shirrell Heath, Southampton
3.8
of 5, from 249 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Shirrell Heath, this hotel is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Swanmore Golf Centre and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Wickham Park Golf Club. Bishops Waltham Palace and Marwell Zoo are also within 9 mi (15 km).

£66
Grand Harbour Hotel

Grand Harbour Hotel

West Quay Road, Southampton
3.6
of 5, from 256 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.

£50
Hilton At The Ageas Bowl Southampton

Hilton At The Ageas Bowl Southampton

The Ageas Bowl Stadium, Botley Road, Southampton
4.3
of 5, from 79 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Wickham Vineyard and The Ageas Bowl. Itchen Valley Country Park and Manor Farm Country Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).

£50
Jurys Inn Southampton

Jurys Inn Southampton

1 Charlotte Place, Southampton
3.9
of 5, from 270 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

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

£32
ibis budget Southampton Centre

ibis budget Southampton Centre

West Quay Road, Southampton
3.3
of 5, from 77 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Southampton, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Grosvenor Casino and Southampton Maritime Museum. Leisure World and The Quays are also within 10 minutes.

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