City breaks

Southampton & Around, A City Guide

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by admin on October 4, 2013

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The city of Southampton makes for an ideal getaway for anyone looking to kick back and relax. With a history that goes back to the Stone Age, Southampton is the perfect place to explore the rich cultural heritage that characterises the south of England. Museums, art galleries, medieval walls and gates, vast expanses of greenery, and an attractive waterfront area are some of the things that you can expect to find in this delightful city. Read on for some inspiration on must-sees in and around Southampton. [click to continue…]


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