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Address: Western Esplanade, Southampton SO15 1AG, England
Phone Number: +44 23 8083 3333
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This city gate marks the area where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail for...

This city gate marks the area where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail for America on board the Mayflower.

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Medieval

Interesting medieval part of old city walls, close to high street and transport connections. Combine with a walk around the walls.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 January 2016
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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968 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Next to our hotel and very historic leading up to the old town. The shore line was here but reclamation has pushed this out of sight. Was well protected and clearly very important.

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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310 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Westgate is part of the Walls walk and includes the relocated timber framed Medieval Cloth Hall which was relocated to this site. Unfortunately the Hall and nearby building are not open to the public. It is as if Southampton is embarrassed by its medieval past and wants to position itself as the consumer centre of the South with its vast... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I would give it a while if you want to see the old city walls, there is major development work going on along the route of the walls and access to some of the areas is blocked off. The noise from the building work is also very loud, it just is not a pleasant place to be at the moment.... More 

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Thank Ann M
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Interesting medieval part of old city walls, close to high street and transport connections. Combine with a walk around the walls.

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Thank GMunson
Southampton, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

interesting memorial. close to museum, Bugle street and pier. Close to Isle of Wight ferry. Close to Boat show in Summer.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

An interesting bit of the Walls of Southampton that emerge by the Commercial Quay. See also Bargate in the Commercial centre.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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201 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2015

This is a very important gate built during the Medieval times as part of the great walls that surrounded Southampton before it was heavily blitzed during WWII and then expanded. As you will read from the picture of the plaque, it led directly to the main commercial quay of Southampton. "Through this archway marched some of the army of Henry... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

Westgate is an opening in a fairly large section of the Old City Walls of Southampton. It is the western entrance to the old city. It is in excellent condition and gives you a real feel for what the old city looked like in medieval times. Definitely worth seeing if you like historic sites - and it's free!

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Gatesville, TX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2013

Enjoyed our walk along the old city walls of Southampton. The pleasant walk from the old town quay gave us a sense of the historic nature of Southampton's past as we read the information boards along the way. As Americans we enjoyed seeing the Mayflower memorial.

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Thank TexasCatBird
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2013

The Westgate is part of Southampton`s old city walls-much of which is surprisingly well preserved given that so much of the city was blitzed to oblivion in WW2.It is in the area close to Town Quay where much of the medieval city can still be seen as well as a magnificent Tudor mansion house recently restored.

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