Southampton is one of the largest cities in South-East England. It is situated northwest of Portsmouth and southwest of London. Southampton features a maritime climate just like most cities in the United Kingdom. It is one of the sunniest cities in the country that's why many tourists book discount hotels in Southampton during summertime. Make reservations online to get the best deals in hotels including 70% discount on room rates.
Archaeological remains were found in Southampton which proved human existence during the Stone Age. The Clausentum fortress settlement was established after the Romans invaded the British in AD 43 and conquered the Brits in 70 AD.
Events, Landmarks, Activities:
Visit Southampton in October to take part in one of the biggest events in the city: The Autumn Pumpkin Festival and Scarecrow Avenue, which features a parade of humongous pumpkins and an array of scarecrows, costume competition, pumpkin games, art activities and live music. There are many interesting attractions in Southampton and included in the top list are the City Art Gallery, Bargate Monument Gallery, Tudor House Museum and Gardens, Medieval Merchant's House, Solent Sky, Mayflower Theatre, Leisure World and The Common. Southampton takes pride of its universities including the Southampton Solent University and University of Southampton.
The city center may be spread out, but it is easy to get from one side to the other on foot because most areas are pedestrianized. Another option is by riding a bicycle and there are many bike lanes in the city. The most used public transport in Southampton are the buses which covers the whole city.