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Things to do in Southampton

Southampton is one of England’s greenest cities. Less than two hours from London, it’s a vibrant port town with rich maritime and aviation history.

There are plenty of things to do in Southampton all year round. You can enjoy vintage interiors and high quality performances at the Mayflower Theatre. Or let the kids learn about aircraft at the Solent Sky Museum. The SeaCity Museum is where you can discover the city’s rich maritime history- - if you enjoyed the film Titanic, it’s not to be missed.

If the weather’s good, pack a picnic and head to Manor Farm Country Park to seefarm animals and characters from the past. The vintage dress and décor will make you feel like you’ve gone back in time. Take a stroll through a charming English garden at Tudor House and Garden, and enjoy the building’s medieval furnishings with a cup of tea.

Best Southampton attractions

Where to stay in Southampton

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Southampton holiday home rental

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Car not necessary
  • Private garden
detached house in Hamble village, One double room , with own bathroom right next door, one single room, sharing same bathroom. Bath and shower facilities. Parking in drive and Visitor parking opposite the house. 10 minutes walk to the centre of the village which has  …see more

from £120 / night

£800 - £1535 / week

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from £120 / night

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Holiday cottage in Durley

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
The Old Stable is a detached barn conversion situated one mile from the village of Durley, close to Southampton in Hampshire. This cottage sleeps five people in two bedrooms, consisting of one eaves double with en-suite shower and a eaves twin, as well as a bathroom. Th  …see more

from £40 / night

£277 - £543 / week

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from £40 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Apartment rental in Southampton

2 6 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
Ideal for leisure and business people these modern apartments and spacious apartments are complemented with excellent apartment facilities that include all the essentials you would find at home. Situated in a quiet residential area on the outskirts of Southampton, the  …see more

from £100 / night

£790 / week

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from £100 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Bungalow rental in Bursledon

3 2 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
A comfortable and simply furnished holiday home accepting parties of not more than 2 adults Set back from a quiet country lane and beside the owners house, the bungalow is in a quiet position. Set in 2 acres with a large lawn. Popular with guests visiting locality  …see more

from £200 / night

£600 / week

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from £200 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Holiday home in Ocean Village

2 3 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 3
  • 7 nights min
Situated in the grounds of the owners property, this detached lodge was formerly the coach house and stables. It has an attractive angular living room with windows all around giving a sunny aspect and offering views over the garden. Positioned on a private road, conveni  …see more

from £39 / night

£271 - £767 / week

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from £39 / night

(1) Very Good 

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Southampton holiday apartment rental

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden
Delightful City Pad right in the heart of Southamptons popular vibrant bar and restaurant area Bedford Place. A sunny Studio flat In a Georgian building (grade 11 listed) with garden just off Bedford place an ideal pad for week- end getaways. 10 min walk to West Quay  …see more

from £56 / night

£220 - £260 / week

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from £56 / night

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Netley Abbey holiday yacht rental

4 8 1 night min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 night min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
Situated in port hamble marina and situated in the heart of the village of Hamble which is the mecca of sailing for both visitors and sailors. Beautiful privately owned Bavaria 350. She is 37.6ft in length and a generous 8 berth. Fully coded and berthed in the prest  …see more

from £100 / night

£800 / week

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from £100 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in West End

2 6 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Welcome to London and WESTEND/HYDE PARK -Are you tired of small and expensive hotel rooms??? -Are you tired of dark, dirty and run down apartments with no spirit and no style??? Cozy, elegant, new, individual. 2 bright bed and 2 modern bathrooms. Great, bars, restauran  …see more

from £99 / night

£693 - £2303 / week

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from £99 / night

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Holiday apartment in Southampton

1 2 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 3 nights min
  • Private garden
3 Minute Drive to Hamble, Southampton, Hampshire, England - Close to amenities One bedroom apartment with private courtyard with off-road parking, close to the villages of Hamble-Le-Rice, Butlocks Heath and Netley Abbey. Close to the marinas at Hamble and Swanwick. Te  …see more

from £65 / night

£455 / week

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from £65 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday b&b in Southampton

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
Very private accommodation in Ocean Village Marina. Ideal for couples or single occupancy. This ensuite room benefits from its own entrance and outside area. Secure off road parking. A great position for Southampton's attractions and local bars. This accommodation is  …see more

from £49 / night

£343 / week

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from £49 / night

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1 4 3 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly

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from £85 / night

£385 - £595 / week

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from £85 / night

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2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children

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from £75 / night

£489 / week

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from £75 / night

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Holiday boathouse accommodation

2 5 1 night min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
A very spacious ,warm and comfortable motor yacht with over 40 5 STAR reviews. 46ft / 14 meters long in Town Quay Marina in the city center of Southampton.Ideal for shopping or shows. options to cruise if required with up to 12 guests. Seating and accommodation on 4 le  …see more

from £148 / night

£1036 / week

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from £148 / night

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Holiday private room in Southampton

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
The annex forms an L shape with my older house. It was built in 1980 but recently has been refurbished to provide visitors with a delightfully quiet and spacious town centre retreat or pad to stay. Close enough to the city centre to walk to either the Solent University  …see more

from £40 / night

£230 / week

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from £40 / night

5

1 1 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 night min
  • Private garden

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from £25 / night

£155 / week

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from £25 / night

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1 1 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 night min

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from £25 / night

£155 / week

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from £25 / night

4

Southampton holiday apartment rental

1 4 1 night min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 night min
  • Child friendly
  • Air conditioning
Located in a quiet area within 10 minutes walk from the City Centre where you will find shopping centres like West Quay, a vibrant high street and great restaurants. Peaceful and secure atmosphere with spectacular view of the city and the waterfront from the roof terra  …see more

from £70 / night

£450 / week

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from £70 / night

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Holiday home in Bursledon

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
An ideal spot for those looking to explore and appreciate the New Forest, this charming cottage is located within the grounds of a private Equestrian Farm with picturesque views across a meadow and with walking opportunities across Beaulieu Heath straight from the doors  …see more

from £73 / night

£510 - £705 / week

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from £73 / night

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Holiday home in Bursledon

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Suitable for children age 5+
An ideal spot for those looking to explore and appreciate the New Forest, this charming cottage is located within the grounds of a private Equestrian Farm with picturesque views across a meadow and with walking opportunities across Beaulieu Heath straight from the doors  …see more

from £76 / night

£530 - £700 / week

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from £76 / night

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Holiday apartment in Southampton

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
We offer this stunning two bedroom, two bathroom apartment it has luxury standards with very spacious living areas and amazing city views. The master bedroom has a king size bed, built in wardrobe, shelving and an ensuite bathroom (shower, Sink, Toilet). The second bedr  …see more

from £110 / night

£750 - £1275 / week

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from £110 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Southampton

4 12 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Flexible 2, 3 or 4 bedroom rental option with exclusive use of the property. SUPERFAST BT INFINITY WIFI AND BT TV PACKAGE * PARKING FOR 3 CARS * LINEN AND TOWELS INCLUDED Spacious Georgian proportions with period features retained.Modern bathrooms and shower rooms,  …see more

from £250 / night

£900 - £1180 / week

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from £250 / night

(1) Very Good 

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2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

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from £95 / night

£599 - £809 / week

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from £95 / night

(2) Very Good 

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2 5 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

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from £110 / night

£599 - £774 / week

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from £110 / night

(4) Very Good 

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Holiday apartment in Southampton

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Car not necessary
This lovely contemporary 2-bed apartment situated on the 4th floor with en-suite, overlooking the park boasts New York style city living in the heart of Southampton. The property is located virtually on Oxford Street, which boasts the cities finest restaurants and bars.  …see more

from £100 / night

£695 / week

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from £100 / night

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Holiday apartment in Ocean Village

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Charter House is centrally located within Southampton's city centre and is ideal for business or leisure stays. The building is positioned on the right as you enter Ocean Village where there is a marina, three restaurants, two cinema's and a Tesco's Express for all your  …see more

from £119 / night

£973 / week

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from £119 / night

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Holiday apartment in Southampton

1 2 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
South Western House is a Grade II listed building, which was originally built in 1865. It is an historic landmark in the old dockland area of Southampton with some of the most momentous events of modern times. The hotel was acquired by the London and South Western Railw  …see more

from £135 / night

£945 / week

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from £135 / night

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Holiday apartment in Southampton

1 2 5 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 5 nights min
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
The apartment is in the city centre and is newly built featuring all modern appliances and fully furnished.The apartments is fully serviced with the following; fresh linen and towels changed on a weekly basis, housekeeping clean the property once a week, free Broadband  …see more

from £110 / night

£770 / week

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from £110 / night

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Holiday apartment in Southampton

2 4 5 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 5 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
Don’t get tied up with hotel restrictions. Create your own space with our Serviced Accommodation.This beautiful two bedroom Mistral Apartment is centrally located and is ideal for business or leisure. Situated in the picturesque setting of Ocean Village marina it bene  …see more

from £135 / night

£945 / week

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from £135 / night

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Holiday home in Southampton

4 7 5 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 5 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
If you are looking for a centrally located property either for work colleagues or the family St John’s Street House is for you. This fully furnished 4-bedroom modern property is in the heart of historical Southampton with great links to the City centre.With four doubl  …see more

from £155 / night

£1085 / week

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from £155 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday penthouse rental

4 6 4 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
OWNER DIRECT RENTAL - UNIQUE PENTHOUSE - ALL COSTS INCLUDED WORK STAYS - EXECUTIVE STAYS - COMPANY LETS -NO PARTY GROUPS Please look at my other property on this site Park House ( property ID 279919) where Hen & Stag Parties will be considered. * 2 RESERVED PARKING S  …see more

from £180 / night

£900 / week

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from £180 / night

(5) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Durley

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Private garden
Swift Cottage is a single storey barn conversion in a rural setting on the owner's cattle and equestrian farm, on the edge of the Hampshire village of Durley, just two miles from Botley. With one twin bedroom and one double with an ensuite, the cottage can sleep fo  …see more

from £41 / night

£282 - £550 / week

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from £41 / night

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