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Holy Rood Church

High Street, Southampton SO14 2NS, England
+44 23 8083 3333
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Derelict Church Memorial

Church for the sailors, it was bombed during WWII but has been retained as a memorial. Atmospheric... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2017
Worthing, United Kingdom

Although it is just a ruine this place impresses. Let the fact that and why it is a ruine get in to... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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The ruins of this church stand as a memoriam to the merchant navy men who lost their lives in World War II.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good49%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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High Street, Southampton SO14 2NS, England
+44 23 8083 3333
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Reviewed 10 May 2017

Church for the sailors, it was bombed during WWII but has been retained as a memorial. Atmospheric, beautiful in it's own damaged way.

Thank ZoeBailey72
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Although it is just a ruine this place impresses. Let the fact that and why it is a ruine get in to you while you are there!

Thank FORZA7777
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Is on the way to the old town from the new town and is an interesting old church which was bombed out. Probably only need 10 minutes but it's worth seeing as you are passing.

Thank Jimvin
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Holy Rood ruin is still stunning. It is sad that it was damaged so brutally during WWII. The tribute to sailors is quite touching. It is nice that the bell still chimes.

Thank marsel2017
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Remarkable tribute to the citizens of Southampton ..there is an audio commentary from some of the people from the city ( unless its been vandalised) telling their experiences from the war and how they felt. Makes you feel pretty humble to say the least !!

Thank HampshireTeddy
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Not just a derelict Church but a remarkable tribute to the citizens of the city who sufffered so much at that time. Stop look and reflect!

Thank Outofthelaw
Reviewed 22 February 2017

See the remains of a troubled past through battles fought. Now dedicated to the sailors, and a plaque to those from the Falklands conflict.

Thank David M
Reviewed 18 February 2017

In the heart of the city centre, this is a fascinating city ruin that is steeped in history. Well worth stopping here and having a look round and reading all that's available - providing an insight into the past .... more difficult times !

Thank Steve T
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This church and surrounding are was badly bombed during the Second World war. The clock still chimes and there is a plaque dedicated to the many from Southampton that served in the Merchant Marines during this time of conflict

Thank aussievet68
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Holy rood church is just to the right of a bus stop I use most days of the week, I sit for ages waiting for busses and it wasn't until Trip advisor suggested I could write a review that I actually realised,,I walk by it...More

Thank Nigel P
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Rosy J
I am planning to visit the memorial to the Titanic crew (a member of my family was a steward who died in the disaster) - which I understand is within the ruins of the church - over the Easter weekend - will the gates to the building be open during the day? Thank you
3 April 2017|
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Response from Outofthelaw | Reviewed this property |
I can't say for certain but the damaged church is visible - There is a further memorial to the engineers on the Titanic at the Junction of London Road where it runs into above bar on the left as you go down. There is also... More