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We found out about the city walks quite by chance from the internet- we didn’t even know that Southampton had ancient town walls. However we downloaded the instructions and set off, although the route was easy to follow (and was very interesting) just from the...More
The Southampton Town Walls bear testimony to medieval Southampton’s prosperity and importance in English history. The Walls were both defense against enemies from abroad and also a symbol of the stature of Southampton. For seafaring Britain, Southampton was one of its most important gateways to...More
Over the past three decades we have visited Southampton for its shops;Theatre and even ferry trips to the Isle of Wight.
Recently I found out about the Old Town and its walking trail along the old walks. Today we completed this wonderful walk.
We spent a couple of nights in Southampton prior to embarking on a cruise. On walking around the city centre we were surprised to see remnants of medieval walls that used to encircle Southampton. Whilst the walls were nowhere near as intact or extensive as...More