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“west quay”(3 reviews)
This city gate marks the area where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail for America on board the Mayflower.
Western Esplanade, Southampton SO15 1AG, England
+44 23 8083 3333
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Reviewed 17 December 2018

The centre piece is the memorial to the Pilgrim fathers. It tends to be forgotten the the pilgrims set off from Southampton, stopping off in Plymouth for repairs. Linked to this is the chapel area of the city where many pilgrims from Europe originally landed....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mjvhav
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Great venue for a wedding, relaxed informal but beautiful building. We went to a friends wedding here and loved the venue.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MazzaTours
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Plaques of those who sailed on Mayflower on this photogenic tower. Near to Mayflower park and the city wall.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank bdenhow
Reviewed 17 May 2018

Parking is easy and plentiful plus shopping is on four levels as well as the large furniture stores outside, a cinema and there's even Ikea nearby. Good food hall too. Our goto mall when you need to buy something but not sure just what, it'll...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank stugross
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Great location and very impressive building. Many shops, cinema and restaurants. Great parking facilities. Needs more public seating for exhausted husbands to sit whilst their wife is still shopping!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Ken D
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Westgate is part of the remains of the old city walls built around Southampton in the 14th century. Gate towers were part of the walls and this historic gate near to West Quay was an old entrance. There is an information plaque on the gate...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank rayrest
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Southampton is rich is history and all things nautical. If you appreciate either then head to Westgate it was from here that there were invasions by the vikings and French, the sailing of the Mayflower to America, Titanic and the D Day invasion, it all...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank MattW929
Reviewed 13 April 2017

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...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Travel U
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

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Spursgirl13
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...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Barry B
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