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Address: Western Esplanade, Southampton SO15 1AG, England
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This city gate marks the area where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail for...

This city gate marks the area where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail for America on board the Mayflower.

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Another surprise.

Southampton is not the first place you would think of for a weekend break, but believe me, we were very pleasantly surprised. I had really no idea just how historic the place was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Exeter, United Kingdom
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Southampton is not the first place you would think of for a weekend break, but believe me, we were very pleasantly surprised. I had really no idea just how historic the place was (The sun shined, which always helps) the local people were also very proud of their heritage.

Thank MargaritaDevon
Hoddesdon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 344 helpful votes
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

Thank Spursgirl13
Hoddesdon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 844 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1,054 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 512 helpful votes
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
Emsworth, United Kingdom
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259 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
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... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 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.... More 

Thank Ann M
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Interesting medieval part of old city walls, close to high street and transport connections. Combine with a walk around the walls.

Thank GMunson
Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2015

interesting memorial. close to museum, Bugle street and pier. Close to Isle of Wight ferry. Close to Boat show in Summer.

Thank judith h
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 May 2015

An interesting bit of the Walls of Southampton that emerge by the Commercial Quay. See also Bargate in the Commercial centre.

Thank tezpil
Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 May 2015

This is a very important gate built during the Medieval times as part of the great walls that surrounded Southampton before it was heavily blitzed during WWII and then expanded. As you will read from the picture of the plaque, it led directly to the main commercial quay of Southampton. "Through this archway marched some of the army of Henry... More 

Thank Jane C

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