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Great history in good condition

This is something that you can find easily if you wonder around the city and stay down by the main... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2017
Barry B
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Hoddesdon, United Kingdom
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Interesting medieval part of old city walls, close to high street and transport connections... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2016
gmxh558
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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This city gate marks the area where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail for America on board the Mayflower.
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Western Esplanade, Southampton SO15 1AG, England
+44 23 8083 3333
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

This is something that you can find easily if you wonder around the city and stay down by the main enternace to the docks. We stayed at the Pig in the Wall. As with the walls generally the council have placed useful information signs around...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Barry B
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Next to our hotel and very historic leading up to the old town. The shore line was here but reclamation has pushed this out of sight. Was well protected and clearly very important.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

Westgate is part of the Walls walk and includes the relocated timber framed Medieval Cloth Hall which was relocated to this site. Unfortunately the Hall and nearby building are not open to the public. It is as if Southampton is embarrassed by its medieval past...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

I would give it a while if you want to see the old city walls, there is major development work going on along the route of the walls and access to some of the areas is blocked off. The noise from the building work is...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Ann M
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Interesting medieval part of old city walls, close to high street and transport connections. Combine with a walk around the walls.

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed 30 November 2015

interesting memorial. close to museum, Bugle street and pier. Close to Isle of Wight ferry. Close to Boat show in Summer.

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed 19 May 2015

An interesting bit of the Walls of Southampton that emerge by the Commercial Quay. See also Bargate in the Commercial centre.

Date of experience: May 2015
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Reviewed 4 May 2015

This is a very important gate built during the Medieval times as part of the great walls that surrounded Southampton before it was heavily blitzed during WWII and then expanded. As you will read from the picture of the plaque, it led directly to the...More

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Jane C
Reviewed 17 July 2014

Westgate is an opening in a fairly large section of the Old City Walls of Southampton. It is the western entrance to the old city. It is in excellent condition and gives you a real feel for what the old city looked like in medieval...More

Date of experience: June 2014
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

Enjoyed our walk along the old city walls of Southampton. The pleasant walk from the old town quay gave us a sense of the historic nature of Southampton's past as we read the information boards along the way. As Americans we enjoyed seeing the Mayflower...More

Date of experience: September 2013
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