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Southampton S014 2YD, England
+44 23 8083 3333
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Can’t miss it

If you are walking around the city centre you will eventually come across the remains of this very... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
via mobile
Just visiting

I just visited the area and did not actually go to the top or within the Bargate. However, I was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stirling, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good38%
  • Average30%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“high street” (11 reviews)
“city centre” (7 reviews)
“open days” (2 reviews)
Southampton S014 2YD, England
+44 23 8083 3333
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you are walking around the city centre you will eventually come across the remains of this very old gate.

Thank VinceDarwin
Reviewed 1 week ago

I just visited the area and did not actually go to the top or within the Bargate. However, I was impressed with the structure on a whole and walked through it a couple of times on my travels. The architecture is excellent and there is...More

Thank LouB0404
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's not like the biggest tourist attraction ever. It's nice to imagine how long it is but I would not recommend going to Southampton specially for this. The buildings around the Bargate are all modern which makes it kinda weird!

Thank Ivo B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful element of Southampton's history, linking the shopping area (appropriately named "Above Bar") to the road leading down to the docks which made Southampton's economy thrive. Situated close to bars restaurants and shopping malls, the surrounding area is only blighted by the abandoned "Bargate...More

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 1 November 2017

If you get the chance to view the city from the top of Bargate, don't miss it. The views are superb and the Bargate has so much history linked to it. A very interesting tour. The steps are quite steep so be careful when going...More

Thank May791
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

If you are walking the walls you'll run into the bargate as you walk up High Street from the quay. Sadly it is totally commercialized with stores on either side. Hard to imagine what the old Town looked like. There is even a ferris wheel...More

Thank rockyisle
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The Bar Gate was one of the oldest gates into the city. It has interesting architecture and 2 sculpted lions that protect the entrance.

Thank Paul P
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Thinking that Southampton has not much to offer, the Bargate is one of the main attractions that a tourist should visit. You can even get inside if you are lucky enough and find some open days.

Thank Debby P
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

This was the entrance to Southampton and in medieval times was surrounded by a moat. It was constructed by the Normans around 1180 and has been cleaned in recent years. It is a stunning piece of historical architecture as are the rest of the walls...More

Thank Matt W
Reviewed 23 June 2017

A main building in the middle of Southampton, standing proud, and very picture perfect. Highly recommended.

Thank malc1005
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