Southampton Old Town Walls is a 3.9 kilometer loop trail located near Southampton, Hampshire, England and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Distance: 3.9 km Elevation Gain: 61 m Route Type: Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly




city walk

historic site

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.

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