United Kingdom

Discover travel destinations of travelers writing a travel journal on FindPenguins.
73 travelers at this place
  • Day4

    Radtour "Das Beste von Southampton" 1

    September 11, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Laut Wikipedia ist Southampton eine bedeutende Hafenstadt im Vereinigten Königreich. Sehr bekannt geworden aber auch als der Startpunkt der Titanic im Jahre 1912. Wir sind gespannt auf „Das Beste von Southampton“, das wir nun mit dem Fahrrad erkunden wollen.
    Murdin kennt sich aus und bringt uns sicher durch das Städtchen, zeigt uns wichtige alte und neue Gebäude, Gedenkstätten, einen uralten und wunderschönen Friedhof, riesige Parkanlagen, die Arbeiterviertel im Vorort ...
    Wir sind alle drei begeistert und Angelika jauchzt bei jedem Hügel und freut sich über ihre Elektromobilität 😆!
    Read more

  • Day5

    Southampton/Windsor /England

    September 11, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Heute besuchen wir die Königin. Ein zweites Mal fahren wir nach Windsor und schauen uns das Schloss und die Kathedrale an. Auch die Wachen sind wieder von Interesse. Wir haben Gelegenheit einen neuen Bus zu kaufen. Im Doppelpack mit einem schwarzen Taxi ist er zu haben.Read more

  • Day4

    Radtour "Das Beste von Southampton" 2

    September 11, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Auch die fleißigsten Radler brauchen mal eine Pause. Also stellen wir unsere Drahtesel an der Stadtmauer ab und machen Sightseeing zu Fuß. Im urigen Pub essen wir ganz traditionell Fish and Chips, dazu gibts Cidre und Ale - lecker 😋. Noch 10 Minuten shoppen und schon müssen wir zurück zu den Rädern. Und was sehen wir da? Eins 🚲 ist weg 😱! Geklaut, mitten in unserem schönen Ausflug, nicht zu fassen. Murdin will nun neben uns herlaufen und uns so zum Schiff bringen, nebenbei noch das Tudor Haus zeigen und den Pub, in dem die Ingenieure der Titanic immer ihr Bierchen tranken. Nach kurzer Schockminute finden wir eine bessere Lösung: ich nehm den Shuttlebus zurück zum Schiff und Murdin beendet die Radtour mit meinem Fahrrad.Read more

  • Day4

    Southampton, Ankunft

    September 11, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    8 Uhr legen wir in Southampton an, alles wirkt irgendwie verschlafen und da wir gestern noch lange unterwegs waren, sind auch wir noch nicht ganz fit 😏. Gut, das wir uns gestern Zeit verschafft haben für unseren Start in den Tag 👍 🚲 🚲 🚲!
    Pünktlich 10 Uhr treffen wir uns mit unserem supernetten (indonesischen) Guide Murdin. Er hat alles perfekt organisiert, wir bekommen Trinkflaschen, Helme und Mountainbikes bzw. Angelika ihr Superbike. Draußen gibts eine kleine Einweisung und Probefahrt und die Erinnerung - immer schön links fahren, denn das macht man hier so 😀!
    Natürlich sprechen wir von nun an auch die Sprache der Einheimischen 😉😉😉.
    Read more

  • Day4

    Nach der Radtour

    September 11, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Heute Abend ist mediterane bzw. italienische Nacht, die Klamotte sollte grün/weiß/rot sein. Schon beim Abendessen gibts eine kleine Showeinlage. Die Party im Atrium wiederum ist very british. Wir machen wie immer alles mit, besuchen auch Show und Bar und unseren Absacker 🍷 nehmen wir heute mit auf den Balkon.Read more

  • Day25

    Cruising into Southampton

    August 17, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    It was only going to be a short drive today - less than 2 hours, so we decided to do some exploring around Redditch. Mary had family from a small market town called Alcester. We parked and spent most of the morning going from shop to shop and talking to the locals. We also checked out Studley Castle where we stayed once before - they are spending £M's on it - should be great when finished.

    Much to Mary's delight we bought some coat hangers - now we can dry more clothes in our room - happy wife, happy life.

    The Alcester Post Office box in town was painted gold because a local won a Gold Medal at the London games- nice touch.

    Halfway down to the coast we stopped at Andover - another picturesque town - again I tried to drive through the pedestrian mall - until I noticed the bemused look on the parking attendant.

    Arrived at out hotel in Southampton and the hotel looks great - might stay here two nights and just do a day drive to the New Forest. The best part was - our room was on the ground floor, easy for suitcases and had a had a bathroom for people with disability - that is, a huge bathroom with plenty of space for all our stuff.

    Southampton is a difficult city to drive around - no structure to the streets, shops spread all over the place and a real mix of old and new [in most big cities the old part is preserved - note to HCC].

    We found a large new shopping centre and had a good shop around ending up in a Nordic restaurant - had a large share platter of fish and other Scandinavian delights.

    Tomorrow its the New Forest and another night in Southampton.

    Read more

    Vicki Harrison

    Hi Peter and Mary, Tony and I spent 4 months in a little flat over the PO in Lyndhurst in Dec 1992/Mar 1993 while we were between jobs in Oman and Colombo. If you meander through (on foot) see if Monica is still there (she would be quite old and now probably the "ex postmistress"). It was a lovely time, winter, snow, ponies. I recall a great little pub at Minstead.

    Rod Taylor

    Oi! Stop pinching' my bloody flowers you rascals!

  • Day40

    Southampton, United Kingdom

    September 11, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Our private tour included visiting the important historical sights of Southampton with its many memorials. We went to the SeaCity Museum’s Titanic exhibit.
    We then drove out to the New Forest, an open area of 220 miles where wild horses, cows, and donkeys roam free. These animals came right next to our car. The residents here are called commoners and live in beautiful thatched roof houses that are very far apart.
    The visit to this most unique area was enhanced by our guide who was an expert on life in the New Forest.
    Read more

    Judy Johnson

    I've enjoyed your trip with you! Judy

  • Day2

    Mayflower Cruise Terminal

    July 13, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    The surprise didn’t go as planned but was still a huge success! Knowing Jackson was out in Southampton Ruby and took a taxi to Standing Orders where Jackson and I use to always go for lunch. He however had so much shopping to do that he didn’t have time to go there, so the surprise had to wait for the ship.
    Once we got on-board and dropped our stuff off at our cabin we headed down to the bar that he works at called Brodie’s. I walked up behind him and stood there well he was on the phone, waiting for him to turn around when he was done. He however turned around when he was still on the phone and was in complete shock. In his surprise we are pretty sure he hung up on whoever he was on the phone with. When I asked him about it later he doesn’t even remember being on the phone. With Jackson being at work though the real hello had to wait for later but he was walking around from guest to guest with the biggest grin on his face. There were to passengers sitting near Jackson when I surprised him and they really enjoyed watching his reaction as well.
    Ruby and I didn’t do much tonight. We went for the sail away party so Ruby could see us set sail. She found it so weird that you could see the ship was moving but not feel it. Then after giving her a tour we headed for dinner at our assigned restaurant, Peninsular. We are trying so hard to stay awake and not go to sleep too early but we are both exhausted. I’m guessing we’ll be sleeping in tomorrow.
    Read more

    Catherine Musselman

    Love the nautical look Miss Ruby!

  • Day4

    Morning in Southampton

    June 2, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    We wake in our cozy little cubicle to the sounds of church bells close by and by party revellers of the night gone by. There of course is traffic noise that is somewhat soothing. We are sipping a cup of coffee preparing for the next adventure that befalls us.
    As we ready ourselves the wonderful aroma of our breakfast being prepared finds its way upstairs. We are new people today. No longer itinerant travellers seeking shelter where we can find it. We are the sheltered, who will be entertained and waited upon. It is easier to write about hard times than a pampered life. Hard times are a more interesting story. We’ll see how this develops.
    Our new status means we are taking a cab to the boat.
    Read more

    SBG and Lizzo Travels

    Think you should leave the hotel bookings to Dianne!

    Janice Theriault

    Cute picture!

  • Day4

    Ms Marina

    June 2, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Our boarding was 12 noon. We came at 11 hoping to avoid some crowds. We did,however there were a couple hundred with the same thought. Everything went smooth, check in, security and finally boarding. We checked out the ship, pretty nice. Now we make our way to the restaurant for lunch.

    Well it is 5pm and we are off....wait a minute we have gone back to dock!
    In the mean time our room is lovely And we are settled in enjoying a beverage and cheese plate.

    I like it when there are problems with an operation that isn’t my responsibility. According to the Captain, the wind is too strong to leave the dock, although he did try. We now wait for a tugboat to assist our departure. I guess the aviation equivalent would be getting towed back to the gate because the taxiway is too slippery. Oh well it will soon be time for supper.
    Read more

    Janice Theriault

    Wow!! Nice room!! Remember our rooms when we went cruising as a family!? 🤣


You might also know this place by the following names:

Southampton, STH, ساوثهامبتون, Sauthempton, Горад Саўтгемптан, Саутхамптън, Σαουθάμπτον, ساوت‌همپتون, סאותהמפטון, साउथहैंपटन, Սաութգեմփթոն, サウサンプトン, Саутгемптон, 사우샘프턴, Hantonia, Sautamptonas, Sauthemptona, साउथहँप्टन, ဆောက်သမ္ပတန်မြို့, Hantonne, ਸਾਊਥਹੈਂਪਟਨ, ساؤتھمپٹن, Саутхемптон, เซาแทมป์ตัน, 修咸頓, 南安普敦