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Southampton S014 2YD, England
+44 23 8083 3333
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Good to just go while you walk along it.

It's not like the biggest tourist attraction ever. It's nice to imagine how long it is but I would... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ivo B
A useful historic monument; about time the abandoned shopping mall next door was opened or cleared.

A wonderful element of Southampton's history, linking the shopping area (appropriately named "Above... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mike H
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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This is the impressive north entrance to the medieval section of Southampton, which contains a wealth of character and heritage through its fascinating remains, monuments and buildings.
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good39%
  • Average29%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“city centre” (7 reviews)
“open days” (2 reviews)
Southampton S014 2YD, England
+44 23 8083 3333
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's not like the biggest tourist attraction ever. It's nice to imagine how long it is but I would not recommend going to Southampton specially for this. The buildings around the Bargate are all modern which makes it kinda weird!

Thank Ivo B
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful element of Southampton's history, linking the shopping area (appropriately named "Above Bar") to the road leading down to the docks which made Southampton's economy thrive. Situated close to bars restaurants and shopping malls, the surrounding area is only blighted by the abandoned "Bargate...More

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you get the chance to view the city from the top of Bargate, don't miss it. The views are superb and the Bargate has so much history linked to it. A very interesting tour. The steps are quite steep so be careful when going...More

Thank May791
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

If you are walking the walls you'll run into the bargate as you walk up High Street from the quay. Sadly it is totally commercialized with stores on either side. Hard to imagine what the old Town looked like. There is even a ferris wheel...More

Thank rockyisle
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The Bar Gate was one of the oldest gates into the city. It has interesting architecture and 2 sculpted lions that protect the entrance.

Thank Paul P
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Thinking that Southampton has not much to offer, the Bargate is one of the main attractions that a tourist should visit. You can even get inside if you are lucky enough and find some open days.

Thank Debby P
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

This was the entrance to Southampton and in medieval times was surrounded by a moat. It was constructed by the Normans around 1180 and has been cleaned in recent years. It is a stunning piece of historical architecture as are the rest of the walls...More

Thank Matt W
Reviewed 23 June 2017

A main building in the middle of Southampton, standing proud, and very picture perfect. Highly recommended.

Thank malc1005
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Yes it's a great piece of history and I'm glad it's still there and they haven't knocked it down for something modern. Yet it's not much to look at, and there are by far some much better parts of history and more better historical ruins...More

Reviewed 1 June 2017

Situated in the centre of Southampton I was impressed with the Bargate Close to some of the old City walls this has been cleverly restored Would have loved to go inside! Makes a great meeting point and photo back drop Slight downside - the area...More

Thank JeffTheChairman
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