Destination guide

Head to the historical city of Southampton

Come and experience Southampton and its museums, history and theatre scene. Travellers to this welcoming city praise the entertainment, university setting and parks. Southampton Maritime Museum and Beaulieu National Motor Museum are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Southampton

Are you searching for attractions to see in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Southampton a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • The Quays (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Leisure World (0.5 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre (2.6 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Southampton City Golf Course (3.3 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Stoneham Golf Club (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • New Forest Wildlife Park (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Southampton

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Southampton is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Mayflower Park (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Queen's Park (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Riverside Park (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Royal Victoria Country Park (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Manor Farm Country Park (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
Transport

Transport options to and around Southampton

Fly into Southampton (SOU), the closest airport, located 3.9 mi (6.3 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.), which is 20.5 mi (33.1 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, Southampton Central Station, Southampton Woolston Station and Southampton Millbrook Station are the main stations in the area.

Where to stay near Southampton?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 492 holiday rentals near Southampton. From 181 Houses to 168 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Southampton is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Southampton?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Southampton. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • The Quays: 1,664 holiday rentals
  • Southampton Sholing Station: 1,850 holiday rentals
  • Tudor House and Garden: 1,671 holiday rentals
  • Queen's Park: 1,688 holiday rentals
  • Southampton Bitterne Station: 1,552 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Southampton listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Southampton?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 181 Houses in Southampton. Our other popular types of Southampton holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 168 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 116 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 116 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Southampton?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 27 holiday homes with pool available in Southampton. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.