The Best Landmark in Southampton

Handpicked Top 3 Landmarks in Southampton, UK. Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reviews, ratings, reputation, history, complaints, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. You deserve only the best!


High Street, Southampton SO14 1HF

Since 1180

Gateway, Landmark, Historic Site, Tourist Place, Architectural Structure, Monument, Statue, Exhibition, Event Space, Towers, Town Walls, Programs, Gallery Spaces, Events & Shops

It is a Grade I listed Medieval Gatehouse - A two-storey extension was made to the south side towards the end of the 13th century, with four windows lighting the upstairs room

Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 6:00 pm Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Mon & Tue Closed

The central section of the Bargate is said to be the oldest of Southampton's stone gateways and formed part of the original defenses of the town, even before the notorious French attack of the mid-14th century. Although the walls have fallen victim to bombing, neglect, and town planning over the centuries, the Bargate is still magnificent when approached from the north down Above Bar, or from the south up the High Street. It is, I think bigger than the gates at York and has as much history.

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58 French Street, Southampton SO14 2AT

Since 1290

Landmark, House, Hall, Architectural Structure, Tourist Attraction, Historic Site, Picnic Area, Exhibition, Gardens, Audio Tours, Photography, Programs, Events & Shops

Free Admission for Members - It is a Grade I listed building and scheduled monument - It is a restored late-13th-century building - Built by John Fortin, a prosperous merchant, the house survived many centuries of domestic and commercial

Price: Adult £4.80, Child (5-15 Years) £2.90, Concession £4.30 & Family (2 Adults, 3 Children) £12.50

Sat & Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

I absolutely loved this place. I worked for years as an Archaeologist so this place was wonderful. It felt exactly as it would have felt had we been living in it years before. I could have spent hours here, with its natural clay floors, old furniture and little touches like the iron candle-holders. You can feel the 'oldness' of the place and there is a little gift-shop there too. Well worth the visit!

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Bugle Street, Southampton SO14 2AD

Since 1491

Museum, Landmarks, Architectural Structure, Historical Places, House, Garden, Exhibitions, Collections, Displays, Guided Walks, Learning Programs, Schools Programs, Colleges Programs, Group Visits, Adult Learning Programs, Outreach Programs, Young People Programs, Events, Venue Hire, Weddings, Corporate Events, Cafe & Shop

Free Admission: Child under 5 - It is a Grade I listed building - Over 800 years of history in one fascinating location at the heart of the Old Town - The timber-framed building facing St Michael’s Square was built in the late 15th Century

Price: Adult £5.00, Child 5 and over £4.00, Family (2 Adults, 3 Children) £15.00, Concessions over 60's and Students £4.00

Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Sat, Sun & Bank Holiday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Fri Closed

If you are interested in English social and architectural history, this is definitely somewhere you should visit in Southampton. It is a beautiful Tudor style home from the outside, but we found out that it used to be three individual homes. Entry is £5 which I found to be very reasonable as this included an audio guide and we spent a good two hours exploring the house, looking at the displays, reading information panels, listening to the audio and enjoying tea and cake in the cafe.

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