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Western Esplanade, Southampton SO15 1AG, England
+44 23 8083 3333
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Historic gate tower

Westgate is part of the remains of the old city walls built around Southampton in the 14th century... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2017
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Very Historical

Southampton is rich is history and all things nautical. If you appreciate either then head to... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
Matt W
United Kingdom
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This city gate marks the area where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail for America on board the Mayflower.
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“docks” (2 reviews)
Western Esplanade, Southampton SO15 1AG, England
+44 23 8083 3333
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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Westgate is part of the remains of the old city walls built around Southampton in the 14th century. Gate towers were part of the walls and this historic gate near to West Quay was an old entrance. There is an information plaque on the gate...More

Thank rayrest
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Southampton is rich is history and all things nautical. If you appreciate either then head to Westgate it was from here that there were invasions by the vikings and French, the sailing of the Mayflower to America, Titanic and the D Day invasion, it all...More

Thank Matt W
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Southampton is not the first place you would think of for a weekend break, but believe me, we were very pleasantly surprised. I had really no idea just how historic the place was (The sun shined, which always helps) the local people were also very...More

Thank Travel U
Reviewed 22 February 2017

At the entrance of the docks. It's truely outstanding could have been in a better location but ideal for the history of the docks. It is fanisanted me

Thank Spursgirl13
Reviewed 1 February 2017

This is something that you can find easily if you wonder around the city and stay down by the main enternace to the docks. We stayed at the Pig in the Wall. As with the walls generally the council have placed useful information signs around...More

Thank Barry B
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Next to our hotel and very historic leading up to the old town. The shore line was here but reclamation has pushed this out of sight. Was well protected and clearly very important.

Thank f2s
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Westgate is part of the Walls walk and includes the relocated timber framed Medieval Cloth Hall which was relocated to this site. Unfortunately the Hall and nearby building are not open to the public. It is as if Southampton is embarrassed by its medieval past...More

Reviewed 27 July 2016

I would give it a while if you want to see the old city walls, there is major development work going on along the route of the walls and access to some of the areas is blocked off. The noise from the building work is...More

Thank Ann M
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Interesting medieval part of old city walls, close to high street and transport connections. Combine with a walk around the walls.

Thank GMunson
Reviewed 30 November 2015

interesting memorial. close to museum, Bugle street and pier. Close to Isle of Wight ferry. Close to Boat show in Summer.

Thank judith h
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