Towns & Villages
If you're looking for what to do in Southampton, a short break in this Hampshire City means time for serious shopping in the West Quay Shopping Centre, a look at classic and cutting edge art in the Southampton City Art Gallery, taking in a show at the Mayflower Theatre or remembering the tragic tale of the Titanic at the SeaCity Musuem.
The WestQuay Shopping Centre, situated in Southampton city centre, is a popular place to shop. Laid out over three floors, you'll find all the big name stores and there are lots of places to eat.
A short walk from the West Quay Shopping Centre is the Southampton City Art Gallery. Entrance to the Southampton City Art Gallery is free and there's a fascinating programme of exhibitions.
- Unleash your sense of adventure at Go Ape at Itchen Valley Country Park or for a more relaxing day out, try Manor Farm Country Park.
- Step back in time at Tudor House Museum and Garden or visit Bursledon Brickworks, the only remaining steam driven brickworks in the country.
- You can also catch the ferry across to the Isle of Wight. Sail down Southampton Water and see the busy shipping, from enormous container ships to elegant cruise liners that dock regularly in Southampton.
- A short walk from the West Quay Shopping Centre is the Southampton City Art Gallery. Entrance to the Southampton City Art Gallery is free and there&rsquos a fascinating programme of exhibitions.
- A short distance from Southampton City centre is Paultons Park home of Peppa Pig World, a theme park for families with more than 60 wonderful rides and attractions
- More of Southampton's best attractions
There are plenty of places to stay in Southampton with the Grand Harbour Hotel being right up as being one of the finest. The hotel is adjacent to all 4 of the city's cruise terminals in an attractive waterfront location, and offers 173 en suite bedrooms, incorporating a range of suites and waterfront rooms with balconies. Alcantara Guest House is a family run guest house offering well maintained, quality accommodation. Located just a short distance from the city centre. It offers a comfortable base whether you are visiting Southampton for business or pleasure.
The Spitfire, the famous fighter plane, was designed and developed in Southampton. You can see the important role the city played in the history of flight at Solent Sky, the Museum of Aviation. Further more, if you plan on visiting the city or anywhere else in the south of England, Southampton Airport is serviced by connections from around the U.K. and many of the largest cities in Europe.
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SeaCity Museum tells the story of the people of Southampton, their fascinating lives and the city’s...0.1 miles away
O2 Guildhall Southampton is the South's largest multipurpose entertainment venue. Hosting some of...0.13 miles away
The art gallery attracts art-lovers, curious amateurs as well as those who simply enjoy the...0.15 miles away
The Mayflower Theatre in Southampton is one of the largest theatres in South East England and...0.26 miles away
Uncover over 800 years of history in the heart of Southampton’s Old Town. Tudor House and Garden...0.44 miles away
Sensitive restoration has returned this house to its mid 14th century appearence steeped in...0.57 miles away
Unique display of aircraft,engines,models and artefacts connected to the Solent area including a...0.82 miles away
Shieldhall was laid down in October 1954 and entered service in October 1955. Built by Lobnitz & Co...0.84 miles away
SWAC offers courses in sailing, powerboating and theory shorebased courses. The purpose built...0.91 miles away
Cruises in Southampton Water and The Solent. The Ocean Scene can carry up to 340 passengers on high...0.91 miles away
This is the stunning art house cinema, overlooking the Ocean Village Marina, which shows...1.01 miles away
First Class Sailing offers a full range of RYA practical sailing courses, including Competent Crew,...1.1 miles away
Nuffield is a multi-award winning professional producing theatre company based in Southampton. Open...1.82 miles away
Tightloops is the total fly fishing experience company for those holidaying in Hampshire and...1.93 miles away
Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre offers activities/courses in kayaking, canoeing, climbing and...2.26 miles away
Go Ape lands at Itchen Valley Country Park, nestled in 440 acres of woodland and meadows adjoining...3.48 miles away