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Southampton’s Old Town

The Old Town is a vibrant quarter based on its own historic identity. It has a mix of building design dating from the 12th century, through to high-quality Victorian architecture, to present day contemporary design. Old Town is clearly bordered on three sides by one of the longest surviving stretches of medieval town walls in the country, including The Bargate – one of the country’s finest medieval town gates. Today this area, full of character, is now home to independent restaurants, wine bars, and hotels.
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Southampton’s Parks

Southampton is probably the greenest city in Southern England. Close to the Old Town are seven Grade II listed formal parks, which have been fully restored to their former Victorian glory and have their traditional bandstand, rose gardens, elaborate fountains and imposing sculptures which evoke the city’s history and civic pride. One of them is Central Parks, located in the heart of the city centre. There are plenty of activities to do here such as mini-golf course, basketball court, a skate park and cricket pitches. There are also guided walks and regular music sessions in the bandstand.
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Sport Activities

Southampton offers a wide range of sports facilities including golf (The Municipal Golf Course), Tennis (David Lloyd Tennis Club), sailing, canoeing/kayaking, swimming and diving, and general leisure centre activities. Southampton Golf Club Golf Course Road Bassett Southampton www.southamptongolfclub.co.uk David Lloyd Leisure Off Brownhill Way Frogmore Lane Southampton Hampshire www.davidlloyd.co.uk Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre www.woodmill.co.uk +44 300 0200 135
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St Mary's Stadium

If you like football then you should head over to St Mary's Stadium which is the home of Southampton F.C. The stadium has undergone some constructions between December 1999 and July 2001 at a total cost of £32 million. Besides watching football you can take a stadium tour where you get the chance to see the player´s dressing rooms, warm-up room, tunnel entrance and the tactics board where the players gather round for pep talk. The tour last for one and a half hours.
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