Attractions around Southampton

There are plenty of places to see and visit around Southampton. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Southampton is a region where 9 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 9 Attractions around Southampton

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    1

    Mill Dam

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Umbedingt cuddle with the cuddly donkeys. The funniest thing is when the donkeys sneak up on unsuspecting hikers who just want to eat something and like to eat. But the donkeys are very tame.

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    Armin
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    2

    Exbury Gardens

    Hiking Highlight

    Exbury Gardens are world-famous for the Rothschild Collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, rare trees and shrubs. This earthly paradise offers a riot of colour in spring, an oasis of tranquillity …

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    Dan
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    3

    Testwood Lakes

    Running Highlight

    Testwood Lakes is a lovely spot to visit when on foot, whether running or walking.

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    Joe
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    4

    Calshot Castle

    Hiking Highlight

    The artillery fort of Calshot Castle was built by Henry VIII to defend the sea passage to Southampton. Now a picturesque English heritage site, set amid a traditional coastal village; …

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    Dan
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    5

    J. Henrys fish and chip shop

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Great fish and chip shop with a couple of tables and chairs outside. Not the most scenic location to enjoy your food, but nice to have somewhere to sit down and enjoy your food after a bike ride.

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    Tony
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    6

    No bikes on the little train that takes you down the ‘pick-a-plank pier but a wonderful pedestrians only train to admire.

    Apparently the worlds oldest continuously running pier train

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    7

    Bromwich lane, cycle route

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    From the south begins with smooth single track concrete road. At tee junction turn right and head north. Surfaced track ends after farm and becomes gravel track up to trafficked …

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    Ian Towe
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    8

    Emer Bog and Baddesley Common

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The foot path across the bog is easily manageable when dry. Assuming you don‘t mind lifting your bicycle across a couple of stiles and kissing gates.

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    Michael
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    9

    The Ship Inn

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Newly reopened pub with good food. Already popular with local cyclists. I can recommend the chef’s pie and the ham egg and chips.

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