Sport in Southampton
- Southampton Football Club play in the top division of English football, the Premier League. They play their matches at St Mary’s Stadium, a 32,000 seated stadium close to the city centre.
- Hampshire County Cricket Club play nearby to Southampton at the Rose Bowl, an international standard cricket ground in Hedge End.
Getting to Southampton
Airport: Southampton Airport is a few miles north of the city and serves more than 50 UK and European destinations, including Leeds/Bradford, Manchester and Newcastle. Southampton Airport Parkway station has frequent trains to Southampton Central.
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Train: There are frequent services to Southampton Central train station from London Waterloo, Bournemouth and Portsmouth, as well as other services to Birmingham New Street, Brighton, Bristol Temple Meads, Cardiff Central, Manchester Piccadilly, Newcastle and Oxford,
Where to stay in Southampton
What to do in Southampton
Having grown up in Southampton, I can honestly say there isn’t much to see from a tourist’s point of view apart from some excellent shopping facilities at the West Quay shopping centre. Having suffered extensive damage during the Second World War, not much history has survived – in the centre of the city the Bargate, the former gateway to the city has survived along with some of the old City Walls.
Time permitting, I would recommend travelling just out of the city to the national park of the New Forest. Other cities nearby include Winchester and city rivals Portsmouth.