Nearby destinations

There are numerous destinations a short distance from Southampton

The New Forest

Proclaimed a royal forest by Willian the Conqueror, the New Forest covers southwest Hampshire and southeast Wiltshire. There are idyllic villages dotted throughout the forest and coastline.


Originating in the Iron Age, this harbour town holds a weekly market established in the 1250’s


Home of the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu Abbey and Beaulieu Palace House.


This small fishing village, lies at the base of Hurst Spit, which holds Hurst Castle, used briefly to detain Charles I.

Day Trips


The historic Capital of England, it has developed from Iron Age and Roman occupation, and holds Europe’s longest Gothic cathedral.


The only island based English city and a Naval base since Roman times. The Portsmouth Historic Dockyards holds famous ships such as The Mary Rose, HMS Victory & HMS Warrior.

Isle of Wight

England’s largest island, this UNESCO Biosphere Reserve is famous for its maritime history and Queen Victoria’s favorite retreat Osbourne House.


Easily accessible by train, this historic city holds the Ashmolean Museum, the oldest museum in the UK.

Blenheim Palace

The only non-royal, non-episcopal house to hold the title of Palace in England, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Fun Fact – birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.


Completed in 1258, Salisbury Cathedral holds one of four surviving copies of the Magna Carta.

Arundel Castle

Originating from 1067, this mirror of Windsor Castle has descended directly to the present day, seeing wars, sieges and royal visits.


Famous for its Roman baths, this World Heritage Site is famous for its Georgian architecture and sandstone buildings.


One of the UK’s most famous landmarks, the Bronze Age World Heritage Site can be reached in an hour by car.

The UK’s capital and largest city, holding 4 World Heritage sites, as well as numerous renowned museums, galleries and theatres. Landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey can also be visited.
Travel to the city in under 2 hours by direct train from Southampton to London Waterloo Station.

Further Afield

By Air
Under 100 steps from the airport to the nearest train station, with only 1 stop to Southampton City Centre.

BelfastAlderneyFaro (Algarve)