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Southampton, UK

What to see in Southampton before boarding your cruise ship

Southampton, on the south coast of England, is a port from which you can take a cruise to many destinations, including Norway, The Baltic, Europe, the Canary Islands and the Caribbean. Fred Olsen Cruises is the company that can sail you away to these locations, but before your cruise departs, you might well be spending some time looking around the city. So let us take a look at what you can see in Southampton before boarding your cruise ship of choice.

However long you are staying in Southampton, whether it is a few days or more, or just for the day your cruise is departing on, you will find plenty of choice when it comes to hotel accommodation. You might find what you are looking for at DayBreakHotels.com including day use rooms.

Whatever you plan on doing in Southampton, you are sure to find the city has much to offer both on land and at sea.

Attractions of Southampton

Southampton is a lively city with plenty to offer its visitors in addition to its cruises and port facilities. There are a lot of attractions and things to do and see. For example, you might fancy having a look at its museums and art galleries, or perhaps a guided walk around the old town section of the city, where there is plenty of historical interest to see and find out about.

One of its best museums is the SeaCity Museum because here you can find out about the history of the Titanic, amongst the many facts you can learn about Southampton’s fascinating maritime past. The Solent Sky Museum is another museum worth visiting. As its name suggests, it is all about aircraft and aviation.

Southampton Parks

If you like getting out and about in a more natural setting than the streets and buildings of a city, Southampton has a real wealth of green spaces and award-winning parklands even in its centre. St. James Park and Riverside Park are two popular parks, and for a walk on the wild side you can visit Southampton Common and the Greenways. The Common will delight naturalists with its wealth of species of flora and fauna, and it has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), although in contrast it also provides an extensive play area for children. Southampton Common is the largest open space of parkland in the city.

Other attractions of Southampton

The city of Southampton also offers excellent shopping facilities, as well as all sorts of restaurants where you can enjoy a meal. As you might expect, it also has entertainment venues, including theatres and cinemas, and for sports fans there is St Mary’s Stadium. The Guildhall and Talking Heads are where you can see concerts, and Jongleurs hosts Southampton’s comedy club.