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Culture of Southampton. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

The Arundel Tower - Southampton Much of city’s historical buildings were destroyed during the Second World War, however, excursion program offered by Southampton is very interesting. The main historical monument of the resort is ancient Bargate gates in the northern part of the city. The gate was built in the 12th century; it represents the surviving part of the city wall. Many years ago, gates crowned the main entrance to the city, and numerous caravans have passed under it.
Fans of Caribbean cuisine will certainly enjoy vacationing in Southampton. Traditional restaurants are common here. One of the most frequented dining places is continental cuisine restaurant … Open
Currently, the building is home to the modern art gallery, so the tour will appeal not only to fans of historical sites exploring, but also to fans of fine arts. Interesting cultural program is offered by Millais gallery, which has become a permanent venue for all kinds of exhibitions.
It should be noted that the city has an incredible amount of various galleries and designer shops; the local university hosts the John Hansard Gallery. It was opened in 1980; gallery exhibits include works of modern artists and photographers. The richest collection of more than 3,500 exhibits is located in the City Gallery of Art. There are truly unique artifacts dating back more than six hundred years in it. Copyright
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Returning to historical attractions, it’s worth to mention the trading house, which is a must visit point of many excursions. The house was built in the 14th century; today, the atmosphere of past centuries is fully restored there. All those interested can admire beautiful antique furnishings and exquisite interior decoration. No less significant is the Tudor house; in the late 15th century it belonged to the head of local customs.
Hollybrook Cemetery Chapel The restoration work is still held in the palace, but the house is open to public. Fans of excursions are recommended to include the visit to the local museum of archeology in their leisure program. It is located in God's House Tower - a former artillery fort, which is also of great historical value. The visit to the Sea Museum, which introduces the history of the local docks to visitors, would be amazing too.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Southampton and surroundings

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What to visit during two-day excursion in Southampton

Southampton’s Old Town
The Tudor House Museum & Gardens
Medieval Merchants House
Titanic Trail
Telephone: +44 (0)23 8083 3333; Tickets: Free;
Solent Sky Aviation Museum
Where: Albert Road South, Southampton; Telephone: +44 (0)23 8063 5830; Tickets: £5 adults, £3 children;
Southampton Maritime Museum
Where: Town Quay Road, Southampton; Telephone: +44 (0)23 8022 3941; Tickets: Free;
Museum Of Archaeology
Where: God’s House Tower, Town Quay, Southampton; Telephone: +44 (0)23 8091 5732; Tickets: Free;
Southampton City Art Gallery
Where: Civic Centre, Commercial Road, Southampton; Telephone: +44 (0)23 8083 2277; Tickets: Free;
Day Trip To The Isle Of Wight
Telephone: +44 (0)87 0444 8898;
Bike The Tracks Of New Forest
Telephone: +44 (0)23 8084 0722;
Southampton’s Parks
Telephone: +44 (0)23 8067 1921;
Southampton’s Theatres
Bike the Tracks of the New forest
Reference information
Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Southampton
♥   Palace 'Palace of Beaulieu' , 9.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Wilton House' , 37.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Basildon Park' , 69.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Southampton
♥   Former Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Chichester, 44 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathedral Church of St. Michael and St. George, Aldershot, 60 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Southampton and near

Science Park Porton Down

From the series “Forbidden Construction Objects with Label "Access Denied"”
According to unofficial data, in the middle of the last century in the science park the effects of LSD were held. Terrible experiments were carried out not only on animals, but also on people. The terrible conjectures and assumptions hide a string of incredible facts, one of the most notorious is a story of the death of the 20-year-old British Air Force Ronald Madison. In 1953, he took part in the testing of sarin - the strongest toxic substance. A drop of this substance was applied to the subject's hand, after some time after the test the subject died. … Read further

Megalithic Monuments of Stonehenge and Avebury

From the series “Top 15 Unesco Sites in Europe”
First of all, scientists find it difficult to name the exact time of the appearance of structures. According to some data, the age of Stonehenge is more than 5 000 years. The second and another puzzling item is the way to build such a large monument. How had been people able to build that imposing monument, which has remained intact for thousands of years? That’s one of the major mysteries of mankind. Finally, the purpose of the structure remains unknown. According to one legend, the magic stone circle has been built a thousand years ago by Merlin The Magician. Some scientists believe that Stonehenge was built in the era of the Roman Empire as a place for religious ceremonies. … Read further
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Southampton

Culture guide to Southampton. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Southampton: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Southampton. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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