India plays its first match today and we couldn’t be more excited! Visit Southampton to catch your home team play live and also indulge in a few touristy visits. By Swastika Mukhopadhyay
India is playing its first match of the World Cup 2019 against South Africa at Hampshire Bowl in Southampton on June 5. One of the important major ports in England, Southampton is home to the largest cruise ships in the entire world. It is located 70 miles south-west of London and lies at the northern most point of Southampton water at the confluence of the rivers Test and Itchen. There are so many things to do and places to see at Southampton. We recommend you check out the five places when you visit Southampton.
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A home to history, this museum exhibits elements from the Edwardian and Victorian era. Along with that it also houses periodic exhibitions of local history. Established in 1912, this is one of the first museum of Southampton. It features the Tudor architecture and also hosts numerous events.
RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sailed from Southampton and was scheduled to reach New York before it hit an iceberg and sank. Commemorating the tragic incident, the Titanic trail was established to provide insights related to the majestic cruise ship. This is one of the most popular tourist spots in the city.
3. Hythe Ferry
Experience the bustling international port with this exciting ferry ride. The Hythe ferry ride is operational every half an hour between Southampton’s Town Quay and Hythe pier, passing the ocean terminal. The ferry sails past the berth of Queen Victoria, Queen Mary II and Queen Elizabeth. After arriving at the Hythe pier, you can take a ride on the world oldest pier train that travels along one of the ten longest piers in the British Isles.
Immerse yourself in the medieval architecture of the third longest unbroken stretch of city wall in Britain. You will be able to view these walls from Western Esplanade, which is where Wind Whistle Tower is located. To experience more of medieval architecture, drop by at St. Michael’s Church on Castle way, which stands out for being the only remaining medieval church in Southampton.
5. Manor Farm
Away from the hustle of city, Manor Farm provides a quiet, serene change of scene. Established in 1979, Manor Farm acts as a natural reserve filled with flora and fauna. You can indulge in various farm activities and meet the farm animals. Also, if you get hungry don’t worry for there’s a café right there that has a good collection of food and drinks.