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Town Quay

Southampton SO14 2AQ, England
+44 23 8022 8353
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Cruise ship stop

Near enough right opposite the cruise ship terminals if you have time go for a wander around. We... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jo K
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Harbour visit

Visited Southampton and went to town quay to watch the arrival and departure of the ferries. Had a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Peter1941
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Peterhead, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good10%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible50%
20 Aug 2017
“Ferry”
17 Aug 2017
“Town Quay”
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Southampton SO14 2AQ, England
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+44 23 8022 8353
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Near enough right opposite the cruise ship terminals if you have time go for a wander around. We did before catching our ship in April.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Southampton and went to town quay to watch the arrival and departure of the ferries. Had a great view of the harbour and the passenger boats sailing on cruises. Went to the marina as we had a cruiser hired for a Solent cruise. Parts...More

Thank Peter1941
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

I was last here about 8 years ago - vibrant and active. now an absolute dump. ridiculous parking, taxis and traffic just sitting there belching out fumes, people wandering around aimless. half the place fenced off and deserted, the other place dingy tiocket offices. soulless...More

Thank Pete T
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Reviewed 16 December 2017

I can't understand why there are so many reviews complaining about the parking, it is simple - buy a ticket and you don't get a fine, surely you wouldn't go to a restaurant, try the food and leave without paying.

Thank jml532017
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Be careful! This 'private' car park has number plate recognition upon entry, which I did not realise! I sat in the car for 30 minutes to watch a huge container ship coming into port. I never left the car. I then drove elsewhere in the...More

Thank harley003
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

After being into Southampton we got the ferry back to Hythe. Ferry was small but at 4pm not many people going to Hythe. Is worth a day out. £7.00 RETURN trip.

Thank 672dianet
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

After Holy Rood Church, we walked further down on High Street and found Town Quay. It was a very quiet area. Besides some restaurants and Queen’s Park, there is nothing much to do there beside is part of the walk of Southampton walls. The Red...More

Thank faithandhope2live
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Reviewed 28 May 2017

We were travelling across to the Isle of Wight and missed our ferry by 5mins. So turned into the Town Quay pier and pulled into an empty car park as it was late at night watching the other boats leave the harbour and the twinkly...More

2  Thank JimFloyd75
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Reviewed 10 May 2017

Town Quay is a good spot to watch the ships go by providing your don't mind paying the parking fees and stay out of the buildings which have become desolate and eerie over the years. Mayflower Park is almost adjacent and is probably a better...More

Thank N2612WX
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Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Town Quay has an almost desolate feel to it, other than Red Funnel ferry terminal, there is really very little here. The terminal itself is tired and dirty looking with overpriced, not great quality refreshments. Other than the ferry, I can't see any reason to...More

Thank Tim121home
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Shazziii
8 January 2017|
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Response from david t | Reviewed this property |
Parking for Cruises, is the only company I would trust.
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Robin G
Thank you everyone for the warnings about Town Quay - Parking Eye are about the worst crooks in te whole crooked world of car parking - and this looks like one of their worst scams. Glad to know in advance to avoid this trap. The Triangle car park not far along the road is more reasonable. There are also Southampton city council pay and display car parks not too far away. The scam of fining you if you happen to exceed 15 mins waiting for a passenger from RFS RedJet or car ferry is daylight robbery coupled with a minimum charge for 2 Hours if you want to avoid the excessive £100 rip off fine for exceeding 15 mins. Not sure if it is Parking Eye of Associated British Ports who sets this policy but whoever it certainly achieves the desired aim of discouraging potential visitors from coming anywhere near this trap. Last time i was there (fortunately travelling on Redjet & free bus to the station, it seemed bereft of life in the evening, everything shut - so why they charge 24 hours a day beggars belief. Who wants to go to this dead place in the evening/night and pay their extortionate parking fees to do so. No doubt their next trick will be to charge to to WALK in this place and fine you if you walk in the area for more than 30 mins!!! Thank goodness RedFunnel are planning to move away from here. Just hope in their plans they will have adequate facilities to drop off and meet foot passengers in their new facilities in stead of this appalling trap at Town Quay
1 April 2016|
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Response from david t | Reviewed this property |
Southampton City Council are equally as bad. I got fined at 9.30 at night in a car park, which has poor signage and did not make it clear that it was 24 hour payment, Its such an awful City they should be trying to persuade... More
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