Fly to Southhampton

Captivating south coast city

In Southampton’s smart Ocean Village, admire the sleek yachts, browse the chic boutiques, enjoy the cinemas and restaurants and watch giant cruise liners come and go. And recall that it’s from Southampton that the most famous liner of all set out on its doomed maiden voyage – the Titanic. Explore deeper in the fascinating Sea City Museum’s interactive maritime displays and follow the city’s poignant Titanic Trail.

If that whets your appetite for compelling legends...

... don’t miss Solent Sky Museum’s thrilling collection of vintage aircraft including the iconic Spitfire fighter. A few miles out of town, through the lovely New Forest National Park, the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu presents original James Bond vehicles, Harry Potter’s flying Ford Anglia and more.

Southampton’s Tudor House & Garden introduces you to artefacts illuminating over 800 years of history. Walk the city’s impressive medieval walls and visit the Mayflower Memorial to the Pilgrim Fathers who left here for the New World in 1620.  Just five miles down the coast, be inspired by 13th century Netley Abbey – it worked for the great painter Constable.  Get more up to date with Southampton City Art Gallery’s contemporary British art collection.

Amid the glorious history, maritime memories and evocative nostalgia, Southampton is a go-ahead, modern city with 400 shops, theatres, galleries, music venues large and small, along with great restaurants, bars and cafés. Welcome to an ideal gateway to England’s south coast.

3 reasons to fly to Southampton

  • Museums of flight and motor cars

  • Ocean Village

  • New Forest scenery

 

Solent Sky Museum

Solent Sky Museum showcases the history of aviation in Southampton - Spitfire City - and the surrounding Solent area. Geographically this was the most important area in the country, perhaps the world, for aircraft experimental and development work between 1908 and the late 1960s. The museum has 18 complete airframes, including a Supermarine Spitfire.

Museums at Night Southampton 2019

Explore art, history and heritage after dark as major museums, heritage sites and historic properties open their doors for the biannual nationwide festival. Discover new exhibitions, listen to expert talks and presentations, watch special performances, take torch-lit tours, enjoy live music in historic surroundings, and engage in a range of free and ticketed night-time activities.

 

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