See Southampton



Bargate, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 2DJ

Tel: 07770 842728

See Southampton


See Southampton offer walking tours which begin from the lions by the Bargate, in the centre of the High Street, every Saturday and Sunday. Just turn up at 10.30 to 12 noon and pay the Guide. The tours last 90 minutes, and include visits to the medieval walls, and vaults, some of which may be closed from time to time. The tours include a free copy of a map of Southampton in 1611 and a panorama showing the existing medieval buildings.

Cost £6. Before attending please see our website at for any changes. We also take bookings for groups.

You can also contact us at ,or call us on 07770 842728.

You can see our reviews on Trip Advisor, and do visit our very interesting See Southampton Facebook page.

Southampton is rich in history with the third longest medieval walls in England, and with more medieval wine vaults than any other town or city. The Romans, Saxons and Normans are all associated with the City, and it has always been the point of departure for English and British Armies - Edward III left from Southampton for Crecy, and Henry V for Agincourt. The Docks in Southampton are linked with the great transatlantic liners and modern cruising, but also played a major and important part in the preparations and embarkation for Normandy on D-Day. Jane Austen lived in the City as did many of her relations when Southampton was a spa resort. One of the most important events in Southampton's history was the sailing of the Mayflower and Speedwell in August 1620. Many events important to the success of that venture took place in Southampton.

See Southampton is a group of freelance guides who are committed to promoting the culture, history and heritage of Southampton.

They are instantly recognisable in their red jackets and by their See Southampton badge. We have won awards from Trip Advisor and Tourism South East.


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  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member Tourism South East Member 2021
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Beautiful South Awards Winners 2017/18 - Highly Commended Beautiful South Awards Winners 2017/18 - Highly Commended 2017
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Beautiful South Awards Winners 2018/19 – Silver Beautiful South Awards Winners 2018/19 – Silver 2018
  • Tourism South East Award -The Beautiful South - Awards for Excellence 2020 - 2021 Silver The Beautiful South - Awards for Excellence 2020 - 2021 Silver 2021

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Season (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

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