A lively, modern city with a strong connection to the sea. It’s been a major seaport for the UK for centuries and is famous for many things including the departure of the doomed Titanic on her maiden passenger voyage. The historical coastal town has an abundance of activities, events, places to shop, eat and socialise, as well as a fascinating history to explore.
St. Mary’s Stadium is home to Southampton FC. It holds 32,000 fans and opened in 2001. The name honours St. Mary’s Church, located near the stadium, whose members founded what eventually became Southampton FC. In 2018 more than 25,000 fans watched a FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifier there between England and Wales.