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Southampton S014 2YD, England
+44 23 8083 3333
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Ho hum

If you are walking the walls you'll run into the bargate as you walk up High Street from the quay... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
The Villages, Florida
via mobile
Cool history of the gate

The Bar Gate was one of the oldest gates into the city. It has interesting architecture and 2... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paul P
Boise, Idaho
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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 good40%
  • Average28%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Southampton S014 2YD, England
+44 23 8083 3333
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 4 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
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Yes it's a great piece of history and I'm glad it's still there and they haven't knocked it down for something modern. Yet it's not much to look at, and there are by far some much better parts of history and more better historical ruins...More

Reviewed 31 May 2017

Situated in the centre of Southampton I was impressed with the Bargate Close to some of the old City walls this has been cleverly restored Would have loved to go inside! Makes a great meeting point and photo back drop Slight downside - the area...More

Thank JeffTheChairman
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Southampton suffered badly from bombing in the war and until recently was rebuild by architects with little skill or taste . It is indeed very lucky that this splendid gate in the old city wall survived and is well worth seeing .

Thank Christopher K
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Walked past and through many times when shopping in Southampton, was interesting to see Santa up there at Christmas :-)

Thank N2612WX
Reviewed 9 May 2017

The remains of the gate to the old town, this marks the start of the historic area where you can find remains of the old city walls. A famous landmark for Southampton.

Thank ZoeBailey72
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