Netley Abbey and Royal Victoria Hospital

When travelling down Southampton Water from Southampton, there are many historical sites that will catch the eye on both the east and western shores. One of the most prominent buildings on the eastern shore is the grey castellated structure of Netley Castle, a fort originally constructed by Henry VIII in 1542 as part of his […]

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Cricket in Southampton

Hampshire as a County team was formed in 1863 and first played at the Antelope Ground in Southampton where it stayed until 1885, before moving to the County Ground in Northlands Road. Hampshire’s home matches are now played at the Ageas Bowl (formerly the Rose Bowl) on the outskirts of Southampton at West End, a […]

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A walk on water aboard Steamship Shieldhall

SS Shieldhall

SS Shieldhall is a heritage cargo/passenger steamship based at Southampton’s Eastern Docks. Considered to be the oldest steamship of her type in Europe, Shiedhall is now included in the National Historic Fleet. Launched on the Clyde in 1955, her original role was to transport treated sewage or sludge down the River Clyde to the dumping […]

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