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Southampton Travel Guide

by our United Kingdom expert Terry Emery
 
Terry EmeryThanks partly to an unusual tide pattern, Southampton has been an important international port since the 10th century (when nearby Winchester was England’s capital). The Isle of Wight, due south of Southampton Water, causes the double high tide effect and protects the deep-water harbour. Henry V set sail from here for France and the battle of Agincourt, the Pilgrim Fathers originally set out from here before returning to Plymouth for repairs, and the RMS Titanic set sail on its fateful last journey. The home of the great Cunard liners, including both Queen Elizabeths and Marys, as long distance travel took to the air the port transformed itself into the base for long distance cruise ships. As well as the docks, the city has many maritime and other historic buildings including its castle and substantial remains of the city walls.
 

360 Tour of Ocean Village Marina


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National Flag: British Flag
Language(s): English
Welsh
Scottish
Scots Gaelic
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Currency: British Pound
Dialling Code: +44
Time Zone: GMT
Tourism Website:
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Southampton Weather Forecast

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31/01/2012
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