Hidden behind the parking lots, apartment blocks, and shops of this otherwise modern-looking city, medieval walls and ruined towers lurk in a state of frozen decay. These impressive linear defenses once enclosed the entire city and are some of the most complete, if little-known old city walls in the United Kingdom.
A way-marked trail, “Walk the Southampton Walls,” leads curious visitors around the 1.25-mile perimeter of the old medieval trading town. The walk takes in 13 remaining towers, six city gates, and half a mile of thick stone walls and arcades. Most existing features were built in the 1360s by a population still reeling from an attack by French and Genoese Privateers.
|Lyndhurst War Memorial||2020||12.1km||site_ao|
|Bramble Bank Cricket Pitch||2020||18.7km||site_ao|
|Lepe D-Day guided tour en||13.6km||site_izi|
|The Rufus Stone||2020||15km||site_ao|
|The Grave of Thomas Thetcher||2020||18.7km||site_ao|
|Ruins of Holyrood Church||2019||0.3km||site_ao|
|The Wool House||2019||0.6km||site_ao|
|Marine Air Terminal Ruins||2018||0.9km||site_ao|
|The Portuguese Fireplace: An Unlikely War Memorial||2017||15.9km||site_ao|
|Hythe Pier Railway||2018||3.6km||site_ao|
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