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Holy Rood Church

High Street, Southampton SO14 2NS, England
+44 23 8083 3333
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If you're in Southampton make sure you pay it a visit

Incredible history. Make sure you read the memorial plaques as well as the information boards on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amanda W
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Worth a look for history enthusiasts.

This interesting little historic site in Southampton city centre won’t take long to explore: 10... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Laurie C
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The ruins of this church stand as a memoriam to the merchant navy men who lost their lives in World War II.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good49%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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High Street, Southampton SO14 2NS, England
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+44 23 8083 3333
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Incredible history. Make sure you read the memorial plaques as well as the information boards on the disused pub next door about the QE2.

Thank Amanda W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This interesting little historic site in Southampton city centre won’t take long to explore: 10 minutes maximum if you’re REALLY examining everything. However, it’s a nice stop off point. There are audio guides for various aspects of the site, and other famous things about Southampton.

Thank Laurie C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located right in the centre of the city, this remarkable old ruined church acts as a memorial and an interesting few minutes can be spent reading the plaques and list of names of those killed in the area.

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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

This stop will take you very few minutes, but is totally worth your time. Bombed out church with only the stone framework outlining the original structure. It's now dedicated to those military men and women who have their lives. Fascinating clock.. Wait for the chimes.

Thank rockyisle
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Quick to visit and free. The church has been converted in a public area that you can visit during daytime. One of the most beautiful places in Southampton, which is not hard, as there is not too much to visit in there.

Thank Debby P
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

During the Second World War, most of this church was destroyed by enemy bombing on Nov 1940. Now the town people preserved this place as a memorial. When we visited there after the rain, it was very peaceful. Surprisingly the clock tower is still intact...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2017

This is a very special place in an otherwise busy part of Southampton. Although the site received a significant amount of bombing during WWII it retains its shape and you will be able to walk into the naive and see the alter and other aspects...More

Thank BackStreetPunk
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Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

This is a quiet haven on the High Street. Holyrood church was damaged during the heavy air raids of the second world war. The church is dedicated to the sailors and merchant fleet who have lost their lives at sea. The bells still chime, make...More

1  Thank Matt W
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

Visited this place many times over the last 20 years and always find it a nice place to just stand for five minutes and reflect on what the memorials signifiy. Inside is a monument to the Titanic, Falklands War and the Merchant navy in general....More

Thank Rich J
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Reviewed 23 June 2017

A lovely church, situated in Southampton High Street, great views of the church, recommend a visit here.

Thank malc1005
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Rosy J
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I can't say for certain but the damaged church is visible - There is a further memorial to the engineers on the Titanic at the Junction of London Road where it runs into above bar on the left as you go down. There is also... More
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