Tours of Southampton landmarks take place this summer to mark the city's 50th anniversary

Walks set off from the south side of the Bargate

Walks set off from the south side of the Bargate

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

TOURS of Southampton landmarks are taking place this summer to mark the city’s 50th anniversary.

The daily schedule of walks sets off from the south side of the Bargate from 11am throughout August.

Each day is themed, with Mondays exploring Southampton during the Second World War, Tuesdays are Perils and Plots, Wednesdays are Southampton’s vaults, Thursdays look at Parkland Promenade and Fridays tour round Medieval Churches and the Friary.

Other highlights include touring Castle Vault, The Undercroft and Catchcold Tower and learning about the history of the city’s Glaswegian heritage steamship the SS Shieldhall.

Saturdays look at novelist Jane Austen and The Spa Period, while Sundays are reserved for the Walls and Vaults Walk.

Guides coordinator Don Robertson said: “Our team of guides offer a treasure trove of knowledge about Southampton.”

The 90-minute tours cost £4 with under 16s going for free.

Book at outabout.co.uk, call 023 8057 1858 or see stga.org.uk for more information.

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12:44pm Fri 1 Aug 14

03alpe01 says...

Do they take you around all the "landmark" blocks of student flats as well?
Do they take you around all the "landmark" blocks of student flats as well? 03alpe01
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3:50pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Tenderhearts wife says...

shame that people like me that work for a living are unable to enjoy the walks & have the opportunity to learn more about the local history.
shame that people like me that work for a living are unable to enjoy the walks & have the opportunity to learn more about the local history. Tenderhearts wife
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