We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Excellent slice of English History”
Review of Bargate

Bargate
Ranked #42 of 130 things to do in Southampton
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: This is the impressive north entrance to the medieval section of Southampton, which contains a wealth of character and heritage through its fascinating remains, monuments and buildings.
Reviewed 17 July 2014

Bargate is / was the main entrance to the old city of Southampton. Most of the old city walls that at one time connected to Bargate are no longer there. But, Bargate is intact and very impressive. There are some sections of the old city walls that still exist nearby - you can walk atop some sections. One section is right across the street from Bargate. It's very picturesque!

3  Thank 1aCruise4wks
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (143)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"high street"
in 12 reviews
"city centre"
in 8 reviews
"open days"
in 2 reviews
"old city walls"
in 3 reviews
"lots of history"
in 2 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 4 reviews
"on display"
in 2 reviews
"west quay"
in 2 reviews
"gateway"
in 8 reviews
"gatehouse"
in 4 reviews
"stonework"
in 3 reviews
"icon"
in 3 reviews
"lions"
in 2 reviews
"council"
in 6 reviews
"structure"
in 4 reviews
"prison"
in 2 reviews
"hundreds"
in 2 reviews
Filter

89 - 93 of 143 reviews

Reviewed 23 October 2013

If you visit the Bargate in Southampton, walk around and see all of the old walls, the Bargate is only part of what is left but is the best preserved part, there are other interesting buildings including old pubs (Red Lion & Duke of Wellington) Tudor house Museum in Bugle St and Westgate where the Pilgrim Fathers left for America. If you like history it's worth remembering that Southampton has a history dating back to at least the Romans, it has a Saxon past and the old walls and wine cellars (vaults) are from medieval times, sadly much has gone but there is still lots of history, you just need to research to make it worth a trip.

4  Thank Hevey
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 September 2013

This is the gate way to the oldtown in Southampton. Now only the gate remains but it is still reminds one that it was the gate for tax collection in the past. The plaque by the gate explained that there used to be a court room as well.

Photogenic architecture before entering the oldtown.

2  Thank Normadroaming
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 April 2013

Bargate and the old walls of Southampton are amazingly incorporated into the city centre. Lots of little nooks and crannies. Look around Southampton centre and see how many you can find!

2  Thank ayshazen
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 23 March 2013

Some negative reviews on here, but take it for what it is. It is one of the relatively few parts of old Southampton that survived the World War II bombing, and is one of the medieval gates to the city, which has been well-preserved. Not worth a trip on its own, but part of a tour around Southampton. When I went (Saturday) there was a market next to it.

3  Thank Kvukwt
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Bargate also viewed

 
Southampton, Hampshire
Southampton, Hampshire
 

Been to Bargate? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing