Views along the Southampton to Salisbury Railway
Station connection to Mottisfont Abbey
Southampton to Salisbury
Southampton - Salisbury
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Morning in Southampton

A short walk from Southampton Central Railway Station will bring yout to SeaCity Museum. Hear the stories of the people of they city, their fascinating lives and historic connections with Titanic and the sea. History is brought to life through interactive displays designed for all ages.

Head next door and spend time exploring Southampton City Art Gallery. Originally opened in 1939 the gallery contains a diverse mix of quality exhibitions including painting, sculpture and drawing, photography and film.


Nearby there are plenty of restaurants to choose for a delicious lunch. Whether it's traditional British cuisine you're after or something a bit different such as Caribbean or World Buffet, you'll find it all just a short walk away from the railway station.

Afternoon in Salisbury

Walk back to Southampton Central Rail Station and catch the train to Salisbury. Take the short 10-minute walk through this historic city to reach the impressive Salisbury Cathedral. Since 1549 the cathedral has held the title of the tallest church spire in Britain. See this iconic spire up close as you wind your way up 332 steps and enjoy breathtaking views on a Tower Tour (additional charge applies). Save time to view the best preserved of only four surviving original 1215 Magna Carta in the Cathedral's Chapter House.

For light refreshments nearby you'll find The Bell Tower Tea Room or the Salisbury Museum Cafe. Both serve warm drinks and tasty homecooked food, perfect for an afternoon treat.

There's plenty to do around Salisbury Cathedral at The Close. We suggest you take your time and choose from the following attractions to finish off your day:

Salisbury Museum


The Rifles Berkshire & Wiltshire Museum

National Trust Mompesson House

More lines to explore nearby

Nearby heritage railways