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Address: Southampton S014 2YD, England
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This is the impressive north entrance to the medieval section of...

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.

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The old impressive entrance

This was the north entrance to the town way back when. There are walking tours which go from here and there is now an option to go up it, I believe it is on the weekend for a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Caterham, United Kingdom
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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635 reviews
280 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On a spot in the city centre where you can't miss it, this building is a nice one. But more interesting than that you can't make it.

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Bergen,Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is a nice looking structure. Thats all. Just a gate to walk through whilst shopping in the tatty shops surrounding it. Sad.

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Southampton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This centuries old entry into Southampton has been restored to it's honey coloured stonework. I'm not sure if the upper part is open again but it is an historic property. It would be nice if there was an informative sign with the Bargate's history.

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Caterham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was the north entrance to the town way back when. There are walking tours which go from here and there is now an option to go up it, I believe it is on the weekend for a small fee. This is starting shortly according to Martin, one of the walking tour guides. The surrounding area was very much bombed... More 

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San Angelo, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

It is incredible that the Bargate still stands. We enjoyed wali,g the old walls and seeing all the ancient sites. However, the trash that is scattered everywhere spoils it. What a shame that Southampton doesn't take enough pride to keep it clean.

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Coventry England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 324 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Nice and flat around this area so its easy on the legs, history mixed with the modern day, plenty of cafes and shops etc around. Part of the walls of Southampton, well worth a look if your visiting.

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Lloydminster, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

part of what there is to see as you walk around the old city with lots of history preserved yet for people to see

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

I had had prejudice about Southampton; the city is dull. So, I kept this prejudice in mind when I visited Bargate. It is ok. Not much too see and it smells urine. Some homeless call it home. Poor thing.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

On our way to the shopping centre, we just strolled past this large historic gateway! It seems extremely well preserved. Not sure that lots is made of it to tourists...we saw a homeless gentleman underneath and nothing that looked like visits were regularly invited. We enjoyed looking at it from the outside and, if you like old buildings, then it's... More 

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Thank MrsBsTravels
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The central section of the Bargate is said to be the oldest of Southampton's stone gateways and formed part of the original defenses of the town, even before the notorious French attack of the mid-14th century. Although the walls have fallen victim to bombing, neglect, and town planning over the centuries, the Bargate is still magnificent when approached from the... More 

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