Part of Southampton's Town Walls
The memorial to the engineers of the
Southampton Civic Centre
Southampton's geothermal power station
Westquay Shopping Centre
Westquay South
Tudor House, City Centre
SeaCity Museum, Civic Centre
The Mayflower Theatre
St Mary's Stadium
The Rose Bowl hosting a Twenty20 International
Southampton Central Police Station
The National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
The George Thomas building at the University of Southampton
Southampton Central railway station
Queen Mary 2 at the new Ocean Terminal, with Isle of Wight passenger ferry Red Jet 3
Bluestar and First Southampton buses outside the Guildhall
A "Lucy Box"
Craig David was brought up on the Holyrood estate in the city centre

Port city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire in southern England.

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Southampton Water

Tidal estuary north of the Solent and the Isle of Wight in England.

The river Itchen (lower center) flowing into Southampton Water
Fawley oil refinery from Netley Hospital
Calshot Castle protects the mouth of Southampton Water.

The city of Southampton lies at its most northerly point.

University of Southampton

The arrival of Prime Minister Lord Palmerston for the opening of the Hartley Institute on 15 October 1862
Front of the Hartley Library, constructed in the 1930s after the move to Highfield Campus, with the support of private donors.
Toastrack, a 1929 Dennis GL that has been owned by the University of Southampton Engineering Society since 1958.
The Gardens on the west half of Highfield Campus were landscaped by Basil Spence and feature artwork by Barbara Hepworth.
Aerial view of the Highfield Campus
Avenue Campus
National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
Chilworth Manor, part of the University of Southampton Science Park
A Unilink double-decker bus passing through Highfield Campus
The George Thomas Student Services Building on Highfield Campus where the university management is located.
Institute of Sound and Vibration Research Building
Exterior of the 2005 extension to the Hartley Library
The Nuffield Theatre, Southampton
The Turner Sims Concert Hall on Highfield Campus.
The Students' Union Building on Highfield Campus
Old block of Glen Eyre halls of residence
Wide Lane Sports Ground
Justine Greening, MP
Sir Nigel Shadbolt, computer scientist

The University of Southampton (abbreviated as Soton in post-nominal letters ) is a public research university in Southampton, England.


Cathedral city in Hampshire, England.

Statue of Alfred the Great by Hamo Thornycroft in Winchester
A mention of Wintanceaster in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
Winchester High Street in the mid 19th century.
The Winchester Buttercross
Surviving part of the city walls between Wolvesey Castle and the River Itchen. This section retains some castellations.
Map of the wards of Winchester itself within the wider City of Winchester District
A view of Winchester Cathedral.
The "Winchester Round Table" in the Great Hall of Winchester Castle
The Hospital of St Cross
Winchester Guildhall, built in 1871
The Square after snow
Winchester College War Cloister
Winchester Bus Station
Bollard in the style of A Bigger Splash by David Hockney
Bollard in the style of Beasts of the Sea by Henri Matisse
Bollard in the style of Fulfillment by Gustav Klimt
Bollard in the style of Summertime by Jackson Pollock
Bollard in the style of Golconda by René Magritte
Bollard in the style of Regatta at Cowes and Landscape at Villerville by Raoul Dufy
Bollard in the style of Rhythm Colour by Sonia Delaunay
Bollard in the style of The Sleeping Gypsy by Henri Rousseau
Bollard in the style of Le Rêve (The Dream) by Pablo Picasso
Bollard in the style of Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci

It is 60 mi south-west of London and 14 mi from Southampton, the closest other city.

Carnival Corporation & plc

British-American cruise operator with a combined fleet of over 100 vessels across 10 cruise line brands.

Costa Concordia partially floating

The UK entity Carnival plc is based in Southampton.

South Hampshire

Population density map
Map of the districts making up Portsmouth urban area (blue) and Southampton urban area (red)

South Hampshire is a term used mainly to refer to the conurbation formed by the city of Portsmouth, city of Southampton and the non-metropolitan boroughs of Gosport, Fareham, Havant and Eastleigh in southern Hampshire, South East England.

Supermarine Spitfire

British single-seat fighter aircraft that was used by the Royal Air Force and other Allied countries before, during, and after World War II.

Spitfire Mk IIA, P7666, EB-Z, Royal Observer Corps, was built at Castle Bromwich, and delivered to 41 Squadron on 23 November 1940.
This Spitfire PR Mk XI (PL965) was built at RAF Aldermaston in southern England
Spitfire Mk IIa P7350 of the BBMF is the only existing airworthy Spitfire that fought in the Battle of Britain.
The elliptical planform of a Spitfire PR.Mk.XIX displayed at an air show in 2008: The black and white invasion stripes are visible.
Spitfire HF Mk VII: The shape of the ellipse was altered by the extended "pointed" wing tips used by the high-altitude Mk VIs, VIIs, and early Mk VIIIs.
Spitfire at the National Museum of the United States Air Force
K9795, the 9th production Mk I, with 19 Squadron in 1938
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.VC, BR114, of the No 103 MU, Aboukir, 1942
The Spitfire Mk XI flown by Sqn. Ldr. Martindale, seen here after its flight on 27 April 1944 during which it was damaged achieving a true airspeed of 620 mph (998 km/h or Mach 0.92)
Pilots of 611 West Lancashire Squadron pushing an early Spitfire Mark IXb at Biggin Hill in late 1942
Seafires preparing to take off from the aircraft carrier in 1945
Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk XIIs of 41 Squadron in April 1944
Spitfires Mk Vc (Trop) of 352 (Yugoslav) Squadron RAF (Balkan Air Force) before first mission on 18 August 1944, from Canne airfield, Italy
Spitfire T9 in 2005, civil registered as G-CCCA, painted in the markings of the Irish Air Corps
Lynn Garrison Spitfire AR614 now in Paul Allen Collection
Spitfire XIVe NH749 of the Commemorative Air Force, based at Camarillo airport, Southern California, seen with period-dressed crew members in 2011.
Replica Mk Vb on display in 2009
Cutaway diagram of the Spitfire
Spitfire VB of 222 Squadron, 1942

On 5 March 1936, the prototype (K5054), fitted with a fine-pitch propeller to give more power for takeoff, took off on its first flight from Eastleigh Aerodrome (later Southampton Airport) At the controls was Captain Joseph "Mutt" Summers, chief test pilot for Vickers, who is quoted as saying "don't touch anything" on landing.

New Forest

One of the largest remaining tracts of unenclosed pasture land, heathland and forest in Southern England, covering southwest Hampshire and southeast Wiltshire.

New Forest pony
Cow eating winter feed, Longdown Inclosure
Alder trees by the Beaulieu river at Fawley Ford, north of Beaulieu
Enclosures at the New Forest Reptile Centre
Shetland pony with foal in New Forest District, Hampshire
Lyndhurst, the "capital" of the New Forest, in 2020
Ponies walking the streets in Burley
Location of the National Park
Picnic area in Bolderwood
The New Forest offers many miles of bicycle paths
The path and view across Acres Down in the New Forest, one of the few places in which it is possible to see a European honey buzzard.
Death of William Rufus
The Rufus Stone Memorial
WW2 remains at Ibsley

The New Forest was first recorded as Nova Foresta in Domesday Book in 1086, where a section devoted to it is interpolated between lands of the king's thegns and the town of Southampton; it is the only forest that the book describes in detail.


County in South East England on the coast of the English Channel.

Danebury Fort – aerial image
Plaque on Freemantle Common marking the route of the Roman Road from Chichester to Bitterne
Portchester combined Roman and Norman castles
Portsmouth historic dockyard, 2005
South West Hampshire & South East Dorset green belt (shown in green)
New Forest Pony in Burley
Winchester Cathedral
Hampshire County Council offices and Jubilee Fountain
Eastleigh railway works
Southampton Docks
The M3 near Basingstoke
County flag of Hampshire
Milestones Museum, Basingstoke
Ageas Bowl cricket ground, West End, 2010
Fratton Park football ground, Portsmouth, from Milton End, 2006
Former Hampshire Chronicle office in Winchester, circa 1999

The county town is Winchester, but the county is named after Southampton.

River Itchen, Hampshire

The River Itchen in Hampshire, England, rises to the south of New Alresford and flows 26 mi to meet Southampton Water below the Itchen Bridge.

"The Weirs" in Winchester.
Itchen wharves

It waters or can overflow into water-meadows, passing: the Hospital of St Cross; the villages of Twyford; Shawford; between the town of Eastleigh and the village of Bishopstoke; and through Itchen Valley Country Park before reaching the northern suburbs of Southampton at Mansbridge.

Jane Austen

English novelist known primarily for her six major novels, which interpret, critique, and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century.

Portrait, c. 1810
Last page of letter from Austen to her sister, Cassandra, 11 June 1799
Steventon Church, as depicted in A Memoir of Jane Austen
Steventon rectory, as depicted in A Memoir of Jane Austen, was in a valley and surrounded by meadows.
Silhouette of Cassandra Austen, Jane's sister and closest friend
Portrait of Henry IV. Declaredly written by "a partial, prejudiced, & ignorant Historian", The History of England was illustrated by Austen's sister, Cassandra (c. 1790).
Thomas Langlois Lefroy, Lord Chief Justice of Ireland, by W. H. Mote (1855); in old age, Lefroy admitted that he had been in love with Austen: "It was boyish love."
Austen's house, 4 Sydney Place, Bath, Somerset
Austen was a regular visitor to her brother Edward's home, Godmersham Park in Kent, between 1798 and 1813. The house is regarded as an influence on her works.
Watercolour of Jane Austen by her sister, Cassandra, 1804.
Cottage in Chawton, Hampshire where Austen lived during her last eight years of life, now Jane Austen's House Museum
First edition title page from Sense and Sensibility, Austen's first published novel (1811)
8 College Street in Winchester where Austen lived her last days and died.
In 1816 the editors of The New Monthly Magazine noted Emmas publication, but chose not to review it.
One of the first two published illustrations of Pride and Prejudice, from the Richard Bentley edition. Caption reads: "She then told him [Mr Bennett] what Mr Darcy had voluntarily done for Lydia. He heard her with astonishment."
Depiction of Austen from A Memoir of Jane Austen (1871) written by her nephew James Edward Austen-Leigh, and based on the sketch by Cassandra. All subsequent portraits of Austen are generally based on this, including on the reverse of the Bank of England £10 note introduced in September 2017.
Austen commemoration on the wall of Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey, London

In 1783, Austen and her sister Cassandra were sent to Oxford to be educated by Mrs Ann Cawley who took them with her to Southampton when she moved there later in the year.