Curious About Southampton Southampton gives an exciting glimpse into what makes this amazing maritime city what it is.
Our two unique walks can be enjoyed separately, or joined together to form one longer walk, depending upon available time and energy! They will expand your knowledge, entertain and challenge you, and help you to stay mentally and physically fit! Walks typically take 1 to 2 hours each.
Walk 1: Museum to Bargate
From the Maritime Museum, with its stunning views of the Solent, you soon reach Southampton's city walls, one of the best preserved historical attractions in the UK. Soak up the atmosphere of an important port, with strong defences, dotted with picturesque houses of once wealthy merchants. See a church dating back a millennium, and a gorgeous 15th century Tudor house, before ending at Bargate, a fabulous portal to Southampton's wealth.
Bargate to Andrews Park
From the magnificent Bargate, and more of Southampton's ancient walls, you quickly arrive at the glorious central parks, which give Southampton its unique ‘green' feel. Past children playing and adults lazing, you arrive at the stunning Civic Centre, before ending your walk back in the parks, amongst stately statues, perfumed flowers, and spectacular shrubs. Time for a picnic perhaps!
Have fun and stay curious!
Walks are self guided, so can be done whenever you like and in your own time!
Starts at Maritime Museum,
Curious About Southampton has not told us about their parking.
No, there are no toilets available.
Public toilets are available on the way.
No, there are no baby changing facilities.
Curious About Southampton has not told us if you can bring a picnic.
Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.
Curious About Southampton passes numerous pubs, bars, restaurants, shops and cafes. On the second walk, there is a cafe, with toilets, in East (Andrews) Park, alongside crazy golf. The parks are a great place to have a picnic, and for the kids there's an excellent play area in Houndwell Park too.
No, Curious About Southampton is not wheelchair friendly.
No, Curious About Southampton have stated they are not pushchair friendly.
Curious About Southampton has not told us if they are dog friendly.