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“Amazing piece of history”
Review of Westgate

Westgate
Ranked #37 of 90 things to do in Southampton
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Owner description: This city gate marks the area where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail for America on board the Mayflower.
Reviewed 22 February 2017

At the entrance of the docks. It's truely outstanding could have been in a better location but ideal for the history of the docks. It is fanisanted me

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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 so you can easily understand the significance of the building

Thank Barry B
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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.

Thank f2s
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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 and wants to position itself as the consumer centre of the South with its vast shopping centres. Another modern monstrosity is going up on the other side of the road to Westgate (hotel, shops?) which makes visiting the area rather noisy as it is next to a vast construction site.

Thank MYDOGISFINN
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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 also very loud, it just is not a pleasant place to be at the moment. There is also a lot of litter along the route of the walls, a shame to see crisp packets & plastic bottles left lying around these historic walls.

Thank Ann M
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