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Wondering why this has its own TA entry? It's a route from the top of town to the docks, going through the main street. It walks you through lots of shops & restaurants. It takes... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2017
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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232 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, this does take you through the pedestrianised area of town as that is what has appeared in this part of the city. The point of the QEII mile is that it takes you from the top of town near the SeaCity Museum and the Titanic Memorial, down to the docks. On the way, you can branch off to see... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Wondering why this has its own TA entry? It's a route from the top of town to the docks, going through the main street. It walks you through lots of shops & restaurants. It takes you past Bargate and you can glimpse the city walls. Reminds of Southamptons heritage.

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Fox, Oregon
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215 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

I've seen the negative comments and can only shake my head. Not only did I enjoy my time in Southampton, but I thought that the well-organized, nicely marked, and historically fascinating QE2 mile, complete with sidewalk markers, was the highlight of the visit, ranking ahead of the Seacity Museum by just a little bit. Chilly, raw, occasionally wet weather was... More 

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Thank David M
Southampton, United Kingdom
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239 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2014

The QE2 mile is the quickest way to get to and from the top of the centre of Southampton's City from the town quay. It is a street lined with banks, shops, shopping malls, cafe's, hotels, pharmacies etc. and a market (mainly food) on Saturdays. Every commercial enterprise that you could need is concentrated in one street. It is not... More 

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Thank Jane C
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Very disappointed as the pedestrian precinct was lined with smelly fast food stalls. The streets of Southampton are dirty and rubbish strewn. Not what we expected at all. The only area worth visiting is the old quarter.

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Thank Fusspot43
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2014

This is obviously the idea that earned a pay rise for someone working for the local authority but putting a red heading on the street signs and setting a few brass plaques into the pavement doesn't make an attraction. There is nothing at all special about the QE2 mile it's simple another high street with the same shops that you... More 

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1 Thank Sexagenarian
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 September 2013 via mobile

I have walked there, the area was so quiet and there was nothing to do actually. Only closed shops and hotels on both sides of the road.

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1 Thank MohamedHisham90
Southampton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2013

I thought it would be an interesting walk through the heart of Southampton. Alas I encountered 8 people begging all ppretending to be homeless but at the end of the day I saw them again, pooling their money and then entering a pub!. The walk takes you through the parks ( nice ) ,through the central shopping area ( hardly... More 

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2 Thank 435Smudger
Southampton, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2013

I dont know if it is because I have lived in Southampton all my life but the naming of the High street, below Bar and Above Bar the QE Mile just seems so pointless apart from an Anchor placed outside Holyrood Church there isnt any other revelance to the QE2. I think that perhaps I maybe missing something?

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5 Thank Rebecca T
Woking, England, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2013

Love the walk and all the shops and sights. There is plenty of eateries and the park at the end to see different things.

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