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Living history

Really impressed by how much of the city walls and buildings remain / have been preserved... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Scotland, United Kingdom
What Once Was

Bargate reminds visitors of the historic place of medieval Southampton, one of the most prosperous... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
Boca Raton, Florida
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This is the impressive north entrance to the medieval section of Southampton, which contains a wealth of character and heritage through its fascinating remains, monuments and buildings.
Southampton S014 2YD, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Southampton High Street area is dominated by this historic building. Lots of improvements are taking place around the Bargate area which will improve the area no end. Minutes walk from West Quay shopping centre and High Street. Guided tours are available too ( check the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Really impressed by how much of the city walls and buildings remain / have been preserved/ incoroorated into moidern life

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank emat822
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Bargate reminds visitors of the historic place of medieval Southampton, one of the most prosperous English cities of its time. At Bargate you glimpse what once was, a walled medieval city, defended by knights in shining armor.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MarkWBoca
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

I've lived in Southampton for almost 10 years and I never knew you can get on top of the Bargate. I recently got the chance through a friend and I learned so much about Southampton's history. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Eleni_Zenonos
Reviewed 21 August 2018

An impressive survivor from the City Walls - of which other elements also survive in various parts of the city. Has become a central feature of city events, such as the Christmas fair. As it is a the southern end of the main shopping area,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank gatcarr4
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Impressive relic of medieval southampton. Small museum, though I'm not sure it is still open. Good for selfie backdrops. Normally surrounded by various shop building works. Wish there was more of the old wall about, worth seeking out the rest

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank cornmek1
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Not much left after the second world II, because Southampton was heavily damaged due to its strategic industrial factories located in the city. From time to time you can even get to the gate.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Shimnik
Reviewed 12 July 2018

At the center of Southampton downtown, but it's pretty normal wall, historical but normal. A good starting point for visiting though.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Alien W
Reviewed 10 July 2018

The Bargate is part of history, you can walk through it, but it needs some improvements, need to be cleaned regularly as while passing through you can smell urine.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Shady S
Reviewed 11 June 2018

The Bargate is part of the defensive wall system protecting the city from the 1300's. Local historians offer inexpensive tours, and walks around the walls. The city is tearing down some buildings near the wall to expose more of the structures. All very interesting

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Robert B
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