Southampton is the ideal base in which to explore the surrounding towns and coastline. With a mix of old and new, you can walk the medieval town walls that still surround the city or shop till you drop at the West Quay shopping complex with over 100 stores.
For a cultural break, discover nearby Winchester or discover world famous historic ships - HMS Victory, the Mary Rose ad HMS Warrior 1860 at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard or the unique collection of the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu.
Explore the New Forest National Park or take a short hop to the Isle of Wight and discover why Osborne House was a favourite retreat for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
Places to visit :
- Mayflower Theatre
- The Rose Bowl
- Mary Rose Exhibition, Portsmouth
- New Forest
- Paultons Park
- Isle of Wight
- Marwell Zoological Park
Houses to Visit / Museums