Cruises from Southampton (London)

Passengers on cruises from Southampton, England will find a happening city that’s just 70 miles (110 kilometers) from swinging London. It’s a favorite port for England cruises because of its proximity to the big city and Stonehenge, but in recent years it has also earned a spot on the radar amongst hip Londoners looking for a weekend escape. Before you skip off to London or elsewhere in the UK, do some sightseeing. Visit the old city’s medieval walls and the Bargate, an impressive 12th-century crenelated gatehouse. Or tour Tudor House and see hundreds of years of history unfold in one fascinating abode. Stonehenge, a World Heritage Site is only an hour away from this port and easily reached by tour bus or driving. Southampton also has a storied maritime past—it was the departure point for the Titanic and the tragedy is memorialized throughout the city. Nonetheless, it is a walkable, convenient port city teeming with friendly locals.

Things to do in Southampton, England

Stonehenge

One of the UK’s most-visited, iconic attractions, Stonehenge is a breezy hour-long drive from Southampton. Archeologists believe the fascinating circle of stone pillars was constructed as part of a network of burial grounds. Walk this tranquil Neolithic site and uncover its many mysteries.

Tudor House and Garden

Located in Southampton’s Old City, the earliest part of this historical site dates to the 1180s and offers fascinating insight into lives lived long ago. It is considered one of the best examples of Norman domestic architecture in England and easily reached from the cruise terminal. Highlights include a traditional Tudor knot garden.

SeaCity Museum

Southampton was the port where the RMS Titanic set sail and many of the city’s families were deeply impacted by the tragedy. Learn their stories at the SeaCity Museum and see an interactive model of the ship. Though the Titanic is a focal point of the museum, it brings to life other aspects of Southampton’s long maritime history, from settlers to visitors and denizens today.

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