Hythe - Where the New Forest Meets the Sea
The Visit Southamption website contains local event information, attractions, walks and travel guides for the local area.
Hythe village - unspoilt by time, this magical place remains a monument to human endeavour. the historic character, ambience and romantic beauty resonates from the buildings spanning every century as far back as the 1600's. Once famous inhabitants include the dashing Lawrence of Arabia and Sir Christopher Cockerell, inventor of the hovercraft.
Take a stroll along Hythe’s waterside promenade - with the array of restaurants, eateries and picnic areas, it's the place to relax and people watch - enjoy cream teas or traditional seaside fayre. There's the attractive waterfront shopping centre to experience or absorb the picturesque beauty of boats and yachts moored in the marine village.
Shopaholics and bargain hunters can enjoy the bustle of the occasional Sunday Farmers’ Market in the centre of Hythe, an outdoor market every Tuesday in New Road Car Park and the WI market on Friday mornings in Dibden Purlieu (St Andrew's Centre).
Southampton - Ancient, Maritime and Cutting Edge
The twelve minute crossing from Hythe can take you on a journey through Southampton's ancient and maritime past and offer a unique perspective. Walk The Walls, follow signs on Saxon walls that once fully encircled the city - still evident today as are a wealth of ancient monuments, listed buildings and interesting museums that portray the rich medieval and maritime history.
Home of the Ocean superliners
Home of the Ocean Superliners April 1912, The RMS Titanic set out on her maiden voyage from Southampton which ended in unexpected tragedy. Follow her story at the Maritime Museum, a few minutes from Town Quay. Discover the story of flight, the Supermarine factory Hall of Aviation and the legend that became the Spitfire. Only a twenty minute walk from the terminal.
One of the UK's top 5 shopping destinations offering something for everyone: WestQuay, large upmarket stores; the Marlands, a vibrant mix of high street and independent names; Bargate, trendy niche outlets; East Street and Bedford Place, more traditional street shopping; Old Northam Road has a popular antiquities centre called 'Above Bar' and the new Ikea store is only a short walk from the Hythe Ferry Terminal at Town Quay
Southampton's status as an international port is revealed in the spectacular variety of world cuisine on offer in the elegant bars and restaurants found in and around the city and on the waterfront.