Top Historical Places in Southampton

Are you looking to explore the history of Southampton through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Southampton including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Southampton. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Southampton ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Southampton, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Southampton for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Southampton with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. The Common

    Cemetery, Entertainment, Lake

    Southampton Common is a large open space located in the heart of city. Its 326 acres of area consists of woodland, parks, grasslands, ponds, paddling pool, children’s play area and a fishing lake. Designated as a Site for Scientific Interest the place is full of interesting flora and fauna, especially near the cemetery. The Commons are a common place for many events and festivals that hap...Read more
  2. Southampton Town Walls

    4.5 (72 Votes)
    Southampton Town Walls

    Walking Area, Historical Site, Monument, Heritage Building

    After the French raid of 1338 King Edward III immediately took steps to fortify Southampton as best as possible, concentrating more on the West end as it was prone to more attacks. From God’s House Gate in the south to the Ditch the city was rounded up with fortified walls. The walls were built over the course of years with constant French intervention. They cover all the important monume...Read more
  3. Holyrood Church

    4.3 (86 Votes)
    Holyrood Church Image

    Church, Religious Site, Cathedral

    One of the oldest churches in England it was built as far back as 1160 on High street then known as English street. It was then pulled down and rebuilt on the same place in 1320. It was a centre of worship during the middle ages when crusader would flock by huge numbers there to worship. Later during WWII it destroyed completely during the Blitz attack on Southampton. Now all that remains are o...Read more
  4. Southampton Old Cemetery


    Known by many names such as The Hill Lane Cemetery or The Cemetery by the Common the Southampton Old Cemetery is the oldest in England. It was built as far back as 1846 and it covers about 27 acres. Listed as grade II heritage site not only does it have a historical but also scientific value. A variety of flora and fauna can be founds and hence a social group named Friends of Southampton Old Ce...Read more
  5. Titanic Engineer Officers Memorial

    Landmark, Memorial

    A simple but a fitting memorial in East Andrews Park dedicated to the Engineers who lost their lives in the Titanic. The Chief Engineer was Joseph Bell and his staff consisted of 24 engineers. None survived the disaster on 15th of April 1912. All of them stuck to their duty till the last moment. The statue consists of Giddess standing a on a pedestial and two engineers on either side of her. Th...Read more