A new poll has seen Southampton scrape into the Top 50 worst places to live, but it could be worse.

The research conducted by iLiveHere UK saw more than 110,000 readers cast their vote for the place they consider the least desirable town or city to call home.

It’s not all bad news though as last year the poll saw Southampton come in 40th place while this year it only just made it into the list, coming in at number 50.

Using what could be described as a tongue-in-cheek style, writers for iLiveHere describe what they think are the less appealing parts of the city, with quips such as: "Visit at nighttime and you may be lucky enough to spot pockets of foraging hooded wildlife, as they move in to find sustenance, nourishment and anything else that they can nick."

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We think Southampton has a lot going for it though and so do many of its residents and visitors.

The largest city on the south coast is not only an important port but is also home to a number of interesting landmarks including the medieval Bargate.

It boasts the Mayflower Theatre, named after the famous ship which set sail from Southampton heading for the New World, bringing an abundance of popular shows and famous faces to the city.

It was from Southampton that the Titanic embarked on its maiden journey which has since led to the creation of memorials and museum exhibitions based on the fateful voyage, attracting history and maritime fans from far and wide.

READ MORE: Why Southampton is a great place to live and visit

What Tripadvisor reviews make of Southampton’s attractions

Solent Sky Museum

Realistic M: "Honestly a wonderful museum. I was amazed at the fast amount of airplanes that have been crammed into a the smaller building and the history that they were able to portray and tell.

"Great trip out!"

Paul H: "Amazing amount of exhibits, convenient parking and helpful staff! There are unique exhibits so much local history too.

"We shall return with other family members."

Mayflower Theatre

mike d: "Great atmosphere and a full theatre. Well done all involved, both on stage and the audience."

Clive B: "Recently enjoyed our first visit to Southampton's top notch and impressively big Mayflower Theatre, conveniently close to Southampton Central railway station. It was a pleasure from start to finish."

SeaCity Museum

Jane J: "I live in Southampton but have never been to the museum. It was excellent. So many exhibits and so well done. The recreation of the enquiry was a particular highlight. Ingenious, using the old courtroom for this.

"Highly recommend a visit."

PeteD60: "Quite simply this is one of the best museums I have visited recently – extensive with great balance of information – with its centre piece being the Titanic exhibition.

"A riveting presentation of the facts and the social mores that distanced First Class passengers from the Third Class situated in the bowels of the vessel and as a result few of them survived – kept me riveted.

"Of course the whole experience is enhanced by the building - the former Law Courts – built in the 1930’s and bursting with original features and designs – even the toilets are worthy of a visit."

Top rated attractions in Southampton

Here are the top ten attractions in Southampton according to Tripadvisor reviews.

  1. Solent Sky Museum
  2. Mayflower Theatre
  3. SeaCity Museum
  4. Steamship Shieldhall
  5. St Mary's Stadium
  6. Red Funnel Isle of Wight Ferries
  7. Tudor House and Garden
  8. The Common
  9. Westquay Shopping Centre
  10. Southampton Town Walls