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Mayflower Park

Southampton SO14 2AQ, England
+44 23 8083 3605
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Nice views and historically interesting

Good views of the water and historically interesting (esp for Americans). The white building to the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Just right for watching cruise ships

This is the place to walk and watch the cruise ships arrive or leave. There is little else there... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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This scenic city park was named after the historic sailing from Southampton to America by the Pilgrim Fathers in 1620.
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good37%
  • Average24%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“boat show” (16 reviews)
“play area” (12 reviews)
Southampton SO14 2AQ, England
+44 23 8083 3605
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good views of the water and historically interesting (esp for Americans). The white building to the left as you face the water is where you would have left for the US in years gone by, being the old cruise liner terminal (now a pleasant Thai...More

Thank TheOldSilverFox
Reviewed 1 May 2017

This is the place to walk and watch the cruise ships arrive or leave. There is little else there except I did see an ice cream van which seemed popular even on a cool and windy evening.

Thank GrahamSample
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Popped here for a walk after dinner but was clearly hosting the 'finer' beings of society by sunset, having seen some suspicious behaviour and asked by dodgy characters for change more than once! Ice cream van there after dark, make of that what you will......More

Thank lordjimbob
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Mayflower Park because it's in front of the spot where the Mayflower with the Pilgrim Fathers set sail (yes it did, it called into Plymouth for repairs). A large expanse of grass where people picnic, sunbathe etc. with a road going round it - one...More

1  Thank Carno
Reviewed 6 April 2017

There is a basketball court in one corner and a small childrens play park and kiosk in the other and that's pretty much it. There is also an ice cream van at the waterfront most of the time. You can walk along the water's edge,...More

Thank Zoe V
Reviewed 4 April 2017

OK - so the actual park is a bit basic, but the views of the shipping are good and on a Sunday afternoon you'll often see the cruise liners leaving. Last week there was also the continual ferries and large container ship arriving. Lots of...More

Thank Blues_Paul
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Mayflower Park is a great place to watch the World go by. Have always been fascinated by the various liners leaving/arriving. A wonderful sight on any day.

Thank maureengibbs1
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Pleasant waterside area with great views of the massive cruise ships docked nearby. Amazing photo opportunities. Fresh air and pleasant grounds. Nice focal point for a visit.

1  Thank karenhedges2
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely walk and some pretty views, but very tired looking. Crumbling tarmac and lots of litter about.

Thank Vicky M
Reviewed 16 February 2017

A lovely place to visit nice walk on a sunny day. Nice to see many families enjoying there time at the park

Thank alexandraz257
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when was the mayflower park opened
24 January 2015|
Response from Jane C | Reviewed this property |
This area was covered in water which came up to the town walls in 1620 when the Mayflower was in port. The park must have been built as the same time as the pier during the Regency period. The Prince Regent introduced... More