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Southampton Old Town Walls is a 2.4 mile loop trail located near Southampton, Hampshire, England and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Length 2.4 mi Elevation gain 200 ft Route type Loop
Wheelchair friendly Kid friendly Stroller friendly Hiking Walking Paved City walk Historic site
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Getting There

This Old Town Walk is a pleasant way to explore the historical parts of the city of Southampton in Hampshire. The Old Town has over 90 listed buildings and more than 30 ancient monuments, with medieval wine vaults, an array of medieval churches, and fine Georgian houses and hotels. Southampton (home of the Spitfire) was devastated by bomb damage during WW2, when German bombers sought to destroy the factories where Spitfires were made. The extensive rebuilding which has taken place in the city since, is very mixed in style. This has resulted in a landscape where the ultra-modern sometimes sits alongside the ancient and which generates a correspondingly mixed response: some people love it, others loathe it. The walk around the Old Town is all on pavement. There are some steps and other high points you can climb up to but these are all optional. Allow about 1.5 hours for the walk and maybe give yourself some extra time so you can call in at one of the cafes or restaurants for some refreshment en route.

Southampton is a major city so getting there is straightforward. The out of town approach is from M27 or M3, then take signs to the city centre. The walk begins at the West Quay car park where you can park all day. Approximate post code SO15 1ST. If you are coming by public transport, Southampton Central rail station is just a 10 minute walk away from the start point.

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Samuel Spencer
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This route needs adapting as currently part of the route is blocked by building works (shortcut from East street to Hanover buildings via Strand) I suggest continuing down the road and walking around that way

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Mathew Whitlock
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not my usual type of walk but need somewhere dry as my boots havnt arrived and mine are split. so decided to walk around my local city. some interesting things to look at that I knew were there but never really paid much attention to. I'm not going to rush out to walk it again but it's worth walking once.

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Eddie Mcevoy
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sarah riddett
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Lauryn Easson
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Kieran Boakes
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Ahmed Ahmed
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Charles Day
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