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Attractions and Places to Visit

Artsway - A charitable trust for contemporary art
Beaulieu - National Motor Museum
Bishop's Waltham Nature Trail - A wetland of national importance for its wildflowers
Bishop's Waltham Palace - A grand palace of the Bishops of Winchester
Broadlands, Romsey - The prestigious stately home of the late Lord Mountbatten
Bursledon Brickworks - The centre for the conservation of the built environment
Bursledon Windmill - Hampshire's only working windmill
Calshot Activities Centre - Residential and non-residential courses in an unrivalled number of exciting water and land-based activities.
Calshot Castle - Part of Henry VIII's chain of coastal defences to counter a European invasion
Eastleigh Museum - Take a tour through Eastleigh's past
Eling Tide Mill - See natural tide power being harnessed daily
God's House Tower Museum - Museum of archaeology
Hamble Common - Coastal heath of special scientific interest
Hall of Aviation - The aircraft museum of the Solent
Harbour Cruises - "Blue Funnel" pleasure and theme cruises
Hawthorns Urban Wildlife Centre
Itchen Valley Country Park
Jane Austen's Southampton - 1808-1809
Lepe Country Park - A narrow stretch of land adjoining the Solent, just west of Southampton Water and south of the New Forest
Longdown Activity Farm - A must for nature lovers young and old
Manor Farm Country Park
Marwell Zoological Park
Medieval Merchant's House
Netley Abbey - 13th century Abbey founded by Peter des Roches
New Forest Museum and Visitor Centre
Ocean liners arrivals and departures - Timetables for ocean liners
Paulton's Park, Romsey - The South's premier fun park for all the family
Red Funnel - Ferries to Isle of Wight
Royal Victoria Country Park
Solent Flight - An exhilarating chance to fly a four seater aircraft over Hampshire
Southampton Central Parks
Southampton City Art Gallery - One of the finest collections of 20th century British art outside London
Southampton Maritime Museum
Shieldhall - The last working coastal passenger and cargo steamer
The Hansard Gallery - University of Southampton's Art Gallery
The Solent Way - Milford-on-Sea to Emsworth via the Hythe Ferry (60 miles)
The Test Way - Totton to Inkpen Beacon (46 miles)
Westwood Woodland Park

Cinemas, Theatres and Arts Centres in the South West Hampshire area.
Conference Venues in Southampton

Travel Information for Visitors

Local Tourist Information
Leisure and Visitor Centre,
9 Civic Centre Road,
Southampton,
Hampshire SO14 7FJ

Telephone: (023) 8083 3333
Minicom (023) 8083 3148

Local Information Point
Southampton Central Library,
NorthGuild,
Southampton
Hampshire

Telephone: (0345) 832462/3

Local Council
Southampton City Council,
The Civic Centre,
Civic Centre Road,
Southampton
Hampshire

Telephone: (023) 8083 3381
Minicom (023) 8083 3184

Parking in Southampton

There are a variety of multi-storey public car parks within easy reach of the centre of the city, details of which can be found on Southampton City Councils website.  There are very good bus services throughout the town, and a public 'Tripplanner' system live on the web and operating at various public terminals to help residents and visitors journeys.

Refreshments

Wide variety of pubs, and places to eat within the city and surrounding area including Town Quay which overlooks the Solent.

Access by Public Transport

Southampton has a main Railway Station (frequent services from Waterloo, Basingstoke, Bournemouth, Winchester and Portsmouth). There are very good bus services throughout the town.  Also many express coach services stop in the city centre at West Quay.