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Southampton


Southampton is a city on the South coast of England in the UK. The city is about 75 miles (121 kilometers) to the Southwest of London, and about 19 miles (31 kilometers) Northwest of Portsmouth.

As of 2010, the city itself had an estimated population of 239,700, and lies within a larger urban area with a population of 855,569.


Key Facts about Southampton


Here are some facts about Southampton:
  1. Southampton is a city on the South coast of England.

  2. The city is 75 miles (121 kilometers) to the Southwest of London, and about 19 miles (31 kilometers) Northwest of Portsmouth.

  3. Southampton is an important port, and is noted for its association with passenger vessels and cruise ships. Perhaps most famously of all, the RMS Titanic departed from Southampton on its fateful maiden voyage in 1912.

  4. Southampton is often abbreviation to So'ton or Soton, and people from Southampton are sometimes known as Sotonians.

  5. Southampton is accessible via the M3 motorway, and the M27 runs just to the North of the city. The M271 spur of the M27, links the M27 to the city's Western docks and city center.

  6. Southampton is also well served by rail connections. The city's main station is Southampton Central, and passenger services are available to London, Portsmouth, Bristol, Cardiff, and other destinations. Additionally, local trains operated by South West Trains, provide passenger services in the central, southern, and eastern parts areas of Southampton.

  7. Southampton Airport is just to the North of the city. It offers flights to European and UK destinations, and is connected to the city by a rail and bus services.


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TOUR THE CRUISE PORTS: SOUTHAMPTON

By Sidney Soclof

Released: 2013-08-15
Kindle Edition (141 pages)

TOUR THE CRUISE PORTS: SOUTHAMPTON
 
Product Description:
This book is a brief, but comprehensive overview of Southampton and nearby region for cruise ship passengers and others. Southampton is a very busy cruise port with many thousands of cruise passengers passing through each year. Most simply pass through the city on their way to the cruise ships to begin a cruise, or at the end of a cruise without stopping. However, Southampton is well worth a visit and offers many attractions. This is especially the case for those cruise ship passengers who have come to the UK after a long transatlantic flight. It is well worth arriving a day or more before the cruise just to rest up and get some adjustment to the effects of jet lag.

Many who are indeed wise or fortunate enough to arrive a day or more early stay in London. As an alternative to the high cost and congestion of London, a more relaxing and much less expensive stay in Southampton should be considered. As this book shows, Southampton has many attractions both from a historical as well as a cultural standpoint.

A stay in Southampton of a day or more before, or even after a cruise is a possibility that should be considered. Also Southampton can serve as a base for day trips along the south coast of England and has good train, coach, a highway links to many nearby points of interest.

Tour the Cruise Ports: Southampton and other books in this series are based on the hundreds of destination lectures that I have presented on cruise ships to destinations all over the world. The purpose of these lectures is to add value to the experience of the passengers at the various ports. These lectures are comprehensive overviews of the geography, history, culture, points of interest, and general information about the ports, countries, and regions.

My philosophy is that learning, retention, and simple enjoyment is enhanced by the combination of reading, seeing, and hearing. In my lectures and in this book I include extensive visual content including pictures and maps in addition to the text. There is also the possibility of listening to the book. Many e-book readers, including the Kindle Fire series, have text-to-speech. By this means you can enjoy a "virtual lecture," much like the original given on a cruise ship.

Southampton (Images of England)

By A. G. K. Leonard

Tempus
Paperback (128 pages)

Southampton (Images of England)
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Product Description:
This book is part of the Images of England series, which uses old photographs and archived images to show the history of various local areas in England, through their streets, shops, pubs, and people.

Solent and the Isle of Wight, Southampton and Portsmouth (Landranger Maps) 196 (OS Landranger Map)

By Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey
Paperback

Solent and the Isle of Wight, Southampton and Portsmouth (Landranger Maps) 196 (OS Landranger Map)
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Perfect for day trips and short breaks, the OS Landranger Map series covers Great Britain with 204 detailed maps. Each map provides all the information you need to get to know your local area and includes places of interest, tourist information, picnic areas and camp sites, plus Rights of Way information for England and Wales.


 
 
 

 
 
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