Information about flights to Southampton
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On the water
If you're going to explore Southampton properly then you'd be smart to take a look at the British coast line here. Hythe pier, railway and ferry are a part of the local history and you can learn more about them by taking a short walk towards the sea. Along this lengthy pier you'll see how the residents moved between the island of Hythe and Southampton city centre on their old trade route. Now the service is more popular with tourists, visiting the pretty train which provides an opportunity for an afternoon trip more than trade.
The SS Shieldhall can be a great trip from the city. Go and see the steam ship which offers ocean excursions on part of the national historic fleet if you really want to experience life in a coastal city. The ship is a tribute to the British Maritime heritage, and one which has proved really popular with families in the past.
On dry land
The city has plenty to do in the day and at night. If you want to continue learning about Southampton's transport then try the Solent Sky Museum. The extensive collection of planes is impressive by any standards, and you'll be able to get up close to see these impressive machines. Saint Mary's stadium is a focal point within the city. You can visit the stadium any time, although on match days you'll need a ticket for the game.
After a long day of sightseeing what better way to blow off steam than visit The Brook? This is one of South England's best concert venues and a quick look on their website will tell you everything you need to know about the schedule. For something a little more refined, you could wander across to The Mayflower Theatre and take in a show.
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