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Southampton Waterfront Walk (Self Guided), Southampton

Southampton is a large city with a lot of interesting attractions. Its various landmarks of England’s heritage, including the Maritime Museum, an aviation museum and others are well worth visiting. Check out the best Southampton Waterfront attractions in the following tour!
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Southampton Waterfront Walk Map

Guide Name: Southampton Waterfront Walk
Guide Location: England » Southampton (See other walking tours in Southampton)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 Km or 1 Miles
Author: Maia
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Solent Sky
  • South Western House
  • Queens Park Terrace
  • Town Quay
  • Royal Pier
  • Mayflower Park
  • Pilgrims Fathers Memorial
Solent Sky

1) Solent Sky (must see)

Solent Sky, an aviation museum previously known as the Southampton Hall of Aviation, depicts the aviation history of the city, the Solent area and Hampshire. There is a special focus on the Supermarine aircraft company, based in Southampton, and its famous Supermarine S.6 seaplane and Supermarine Spitfire, designed by R.J. Mitchell. It also provides coverage of the Schneider Trophy seaplane races at Calshot Spit, and the flying boat services in Solent.
Sight description based on wikipedia
South Western House

2) South Western House

The South Western House, founded in 1865, is an historic landmark. In 1871 the Railway Company seized the hotel and later England’s most important and wealthiest used to stay here. This beautiful building, with the marble walls, ceiling murals, beautiful ornaments and unique design now serves as a prestigious hotel with excellent service and beautiful historic rooms.
Queens Park Terrace

3) Queens Park Terrace

Queens Park Terrace, located in the center of town, is a very popular attraction. Surrounded by London Plane trees, you will also find the General Gordon Memorial and Reece Ingram’s extraordinary sculpture Organism No.1, which was made from the trunk of a large London Plane tree in 1996.
Town Quay

4) Town Quay

The Town Quay is a great place to have fun, offering restaurants, cafes and a nightclub. There is a marina where you can take a ferry ride. It also offers great shopping, including shops and markets.
Royal Pier

5) Royal Pier

Opened by Princess Victoria in 1833, over the 19th century this pier underwent many changes and was rebuilt in 1947. Bearing some Baroque and Art Deco features and nicknamed "wedding cake architecture" at the time for its ornate exterior, the pier houses several attractions.
Mayflower Park

6) Mayflower Park (must see)

Mayflower Park is a wonderful place to sit and watch the ships and boats sail by. Located near the ferry terminal, you can watch the International Boat Show, an exciting Southampton event that runs for about 10 days in late September. It is the perfect place for a picnic with friends and family.
Pilgrims Fathers Memorial

7) Pilgrims Fathers Memorial

Pilgrims Fathers Memorial, also known as the Mayflower Memorial, built in 1913, honors the Pilgrim Fathers, who sailed from Southampton to America in August 1620. Shaped like a tower, it also contains a small reproduction of the ship that took the Pilgrims to the New World.

Walking Tours in Southampton, England

Create Your Own Walk in Southampton

Create Your Own Walk in Southampton

Creating your own self-guided walk in Southampton is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Southampton Religious Tour

Southampton Religious Tour

Southampton contains many great houses of worship. It is home to a number of beautiful churches, rich in history and heritage, that are worth visiting. Discover the beauty of England’s religious landmarks, starting with St. Joseph's Church, in the following tour.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 Km or 2.7 Miles
Upper Southampton Walk

Upper Southampton Walk

Upper Southampton is very beautiful, with many green parks and interesting attractions, including the Civic Centre, Nuffield Theatre and John Hansard Gallery. Check these out and more in the following tour of upper Southampton’s best spots!

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.6 Km or 3.5 Miles
History and Art Tour in Southampton

History and Art Tour in Southampton

Southampton is a large beautiful city and a popular spot for tourists. It has a variety of interesting cultural attractions to visit, including museums, theaters, beautiful buildings and much more. Discover England’s tradition of art and history in the following tour.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 Km or 1.5 Miles
Southampton Introduction Walk

Southampton Introduction Walk

One of England’s major seaports, Southampton went down in recent history primarily as the place from which the Titanic embarked on her maiden, ill-fated voyage in 1912. The local Maritime Museum and Titanic memorial pay tribute to that event, while Tudor House & Garden, together with the Museum of Archaeology, display artifacts covering over eight centuries of the city's history from...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 Km or 2.4 Miles
Southampton Shopping Tour

Southampton Shopping Tour

Southampton has tons of great shopping, containing streets lined with souvenir shops, boutiques, markets and more. You can buy a precious piece of jewelery at Roux Jewellers, get fresh fruits and vegetables at Bargate Markets, or enjoy a pleasant walk down High Street. Discover Southampton’s best shopping in the following tour.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 Km or 1.1 Miles