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Although it has been over a century since the Titanic set sail, Southampton is still nicknamed the Cruise Capital of Europe. Along with a bustling and lively waterfront, this town in the South of England has a lot of fascinating places for a visitor to explore. In addition to the many shops and (student) pubs, the historic city centre still features various medieval remnants. This includes large sections of the 14th-century city walls and lovely merchant homes with ornate facades.
Like so many other English towns, Southampton endured numerous German airstrikes during the Second World War. That is why the locals are very proud of the city gate, the Bargate, which dates back to 1180. This landmark gatehouse is a great starting point for a walk through the city centre, which houses a number of historic attractions such as the photogenic Medieval Merchant’s House, the Tudor House and the ruins of the 14th-century Holyrood Church, where you will also find the Titanic Memorial.