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Address: Southampton S014 2YD, England
Phone Number: +44 23 8083 3333

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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There it is, a gateway to the old city right in the middle of the modern pedestrianised shopping precinct. An interesting relic, shows how thick the city walls were, and the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 September 2016
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Gosport, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bargate is open 7 days 10-5 for the "BAS 8" Art Show. There is a video and sound piece on show, running time of the main piece is 12 minutes. There is a 4 minute documentary as well. It is a bit quirky but worth a look, and it won't take too much of your time. Stairs access only. However... More 

Thank Jeff S
Cowdenbeath, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quite interesting when you read the plaques that give you the information all about the bargate and its purpose,Good photo opportunity.

Thank Nathaniel W
albuquerque n.m. 87120
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Really interesting historical structure - worth a look! Right on the main street from West Quay back to the cruise ship pier.

Thank Marcus4
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55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Proudly alone amid a plethora of soulless commercial premises stands Southampton's Bargate, the original Norman gatehouse guardian of the old walled city. This atmospheric building has seen so many comings and goings for around 800 years, from trams running through its central opening to the bombers of WW2 which helped to destroy many of the old buildings of the city... More 

Thank SouthamptonMerrily
United Kingdom
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87 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

The problem with local councils in Britain is the lack of municipal pride- and here is your outstanding example. You know that nobody cares when you look at the state of the pedestrianised dump that is southampton- this important monument stands in the middle of an area around which they have decided to build a poor quality shopping mall and... More 

Thank clubworldzilla
Bideford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

lovely building situated in the heart of town, a lot of history can be learned from visiting here. With a variety of coffee shops and food courts. I have been here many times from when I lived here.

Thank shankly11
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

There it is, a gateway to the old city right in the middle of the modern pedestrianised shopping precinct. An interesting relic, shows how thick the city walls were, and the "Offices" either side as you pass through.

Thank Himself333
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

An amazing piece of history surrounded by colorful zebras for some promotion being undertaken by the zoo. Worth the visit to drink in the history of the building as long as you can ignore the surrounds which detract from the magnificent building.

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Striking piece of architecture and conspicuous in its position at the centre of a broad pedestrianised area. If it sounds bucolic, there is, unfortunately, a downside – a big one. The area, as someone else pointed out, has a dodgy feel, not least due to a hideous abandoned shopping centre which takes a bit of effort to airbrush out of... More 

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

The workmen were busy cleaning Bargate when we arrived in Southampton, and it was closed off with security fencing all around. This work has now been completed and the gatehouse looks much smarter. Like others have said, it is a shame that the surrounding area is rather scruffy.

Thank Linda A

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