Southampton is a Maritime city on the South coast of England, the largest city in the county of Hampshire. It has a population of over 239,000 people so it is a busy and vibrant place with lots of exciting events taking place throughout the year. It attracts a lot of tourists as well as proving a popular place for people to live, work and raise their families.
The Historic Old Town is an area in Southampton which has been important throughout history, with links to the Pilgrim Fathers, William the Conqueror, Shakespeare and Henry V among many others. Visiting the old town is like stepping back into the past, explore the medieval defensive wall (one of the longest in England) and tour medieval vaults (if you dare!). Visit the Tudor House and Garden which offers guided tours or enjoy ale in an old tavern.
Southampton is one of the greenest cities in the South of England thanks to its wide expanse of green spaces. There are a number of parks for locals and visitors to enjoy. Traditional park activities are widely available; there are rose gardens, landscaped areas, walkways, putting, croquet and tennis… or simply have a stroll and find a shady area for a family picnic so you can watch the world go by. The Common is a 326 acre space which has been set out as a Site of Special Scientific Interest, an ideal place to learn about the local flora and fauna.
The Sea City Museum explores how Southampton has played a huge role in the Maritime History of the country. It looks at historic journeys such as that of the ill-fated Titanic which left from Southampton. The City Art Gallery contains art work from all over Europe, covering important artistic periods and focusing on 20th Century British Art. One of the most important things to see in Southampton is the Bargate Monument Gallery. This is 800 years old and is located right in the centre of the city. It houses a modern gallery space.
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