This delightful port city in South East England is perfect for an exciting city break with a hefty dose of maritime history. There's plenty on offer to please just about everyone, so you're sure to have an exciting time. Book a holiday rental in Southampton and start exploring this exciting city.
Southampton has been around in some form since Roman times, and became the main trading port in England in the Saxon times, because of its useful seaside location. Remnants of these times can be found throughout the city, however they are few and far between, as the city was heavily damaged during WW2, and consequently much of its architecture is modern. As a city, there's a lot on offer here, and a lot to learn!
What to Do
Little ones will love the Oasis Down to Earth Farm, where they can get some real hands on experience with the barnyard creatures.
For something a bit different, try snowboarding or doughnutting at the Alpine Snowsports Centre, with fantastic tuition available for complete beginners.
Top Southampton Travel Tips
The centre of town is pretty flat and easy to get around on foot or by bike, with lots of pedestrian areas and bike lanes around. If you're going further around the city, take advantage of the buses, which are pretty regular, and some services run all night.
For an exciting city break surrounded by sea air and history, be sure to book your next holiday rental in Southampton.
Top Destination reviews
Lovely house and surroundings. Secluded so the only sounds you hear are nature. The lane leading to the house is a little narrow. But English driver's have always been courteous and friendly. Would stay there again and highly recommend for those who want to see the countryside. …
Holiday Yacht Hamble Southampton Hampshire
Unusual end to a holiday
Hamble marina easy to find from directions given, yacht brilliant. Children and adults found it very exciting especially with yachts moored opposite who were taking part in the fast net race! Would recommend a stay here anytime even for a seasick prone grandma who was not seasick once! Good access to Southampton and the south coast and new forest. …
Sleek 1 bedroom flat with great roof terrace view
Economical and convenient
Nice one bedroom flat close to Southampton city center. Has all the facilities for a comfortable stay. Cutlery should be replaced and extra knives provided but otherwise kitchen utensils are good. For the price per night, it would be difficult to find a better accommodation.
Free street parking is only available close to the stadium, about 1 km away. Even then, it is usually fully occupied! We got a summons for overnight parking which exceeded the 20 mins allowed after 8 am.
We had to wait 2 hours as we failed to notify Stevens, the owner, on the time of arrival - our fault. Perhaps an arrangement to take the key from a combination key box would be more convenient for the future. …
We had a brilliant time. The cottage was much bigger than we expected. We had adults and children staying and it was suitable for all. Lovely touches by the owners with coffee and biscuits and even tooth paste if you’d forgotten it and most importantly loads of loo roll we’ve stayed at so many places where you only get one! Would definitely stay again. Great location for everywhere we wanted to visit. Thank you …