International maritime city and the UK's number one cruise port,
Southampton's identity and attractions are firmly wedded to the
sea. In the historic old town within its medieval town walls,
there's history from William the Conqueror to the ill-fated
Titanic. Take the famous Hythe Ferry and enjoy the sights and
sounds of this hustling, bustling international trading port.
You'll get close to modern, magnificent superliners like the Queen
Victoria, Queen Mary 2 and the QE2.
The Solent Sky museum covers the astonishing local aviation
history and innovation, from the first Spitfire to gigantic flying
boats, helicopters to space rockets, not forgetting the hovercraft
of the 70's.
Shoppers can spend a pound or two in Southhampton's high quality
shopping centres like WestQuay or the more traditional Bargate
Markets at the historic main entry to the Old Town.