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Southampton is a port city located on the southern coast of England, mostly notable for its titanic naval history. Literally. The R.M.S. Titanic set sail from these waters, as did the Mayflower. Today, Southampton remains a major cruise ship stop as well as a university town and centre for retail. Book your accommodation in Southampton downtown, right in the thick of things. While you're at it, why not look into London holiday packages? The British capital is just under 130 kilometres away!
Drop off your bags at your Southampton accommodation, and head out to experience the nautical history of this historic port. Catch a glimpse of Southampton's past at the centuries-old Tudor House and Garden, walk the old city walls or spend a relaxing afternoon on the Common. Don't leave without making your mark on the regional history: charter a boat, or sign up for some sailing lessons from one of the numerous local schools.
Explore naval history at the Maritime Museum…or if you need a break from all the ships, check out aviation history at the Solent Sky Museum. Take your pick! Later, catch a show at the famous Mayflower Theatre or a game at St. Mary's Stadium. Southampton will appeal to any age or interest.
Fly in to Southampton Airport (SOU), just 8 kilometres outside of the city. Take the Uni-link U1C bus to Southampton, or hop on one of the South West Trains to the centre. You can also rent a car or catch a cab. Once you make it to the city, get around via city bus, bike or foot.
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Hotels in Southampton start at AU$60 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.