Day trips from Southampton could include going across to the Isle of Wight hitting the seas with a boat tour, or visiting inland to other wooded, equally historic areas of the UK.

North is Winchester, a stunning city of cathedrals just an hour’s drive from London. Home of ancient King Alfred the Great, this old capital city brings the past into the present in its architectural preservation and sense of heritage. Winchester Farmers Market is excellent.

Romsey, Andover and Stockbridge are also to the north—market towns nestled in the English countryside. They are some of the quaintest towns the country has to offer. Here one can explore lush woodland.

West of Southampton is New Forest National Park, this is a very popular area for walking and exploring with some fantastic flora and fauna and quaint villages. East is Marwell Wildlife as well as the Victoria Country Park.

The Hampshire County
containing Southampton is one of the more diverse areas of the UK and it is definitely worth taking the time to do some extra exploration.