Exploring our urban plot
Discover Southampton’s medieval history
Our urban PIGlet, THE PIG-in the wall, might be the littlest of our litter, but that doesn't mean there isn't just as much of it or the surrounding area to explore!
Neatly tucked away within the ancient medieval walls of Southampton, it's the perfect base for immersing yourself in the city's bustling high-streets, colourful nightlife and long and illustrious history!
Walk the walls and step into Southampton's history
Follow the signposts along the third longest uninterrupted stretch of medieval defensive walling in Great Britain. With walls and buildings that date from 1180, every step you take feels like a step back in time.
Just a stone's throw from the Isle of Wight
We're just a short stroll from the Red Funnel ferry terminal, which runs regular crossings to Cowes, the yachting capital of the world, every day. With plenty of scenic coastal routes for road-tripping, strolling or cycling, you can spend a day on the island and still be home in time for tea!
Or, why not mooch on over to Southampton's Ocean Village, a bustling modern development surrounding a yacht-filled marina on the River Itchen. The perfect sunshine spot for watching the boats go by!
Explore our local patch
For the animal lovers, Manor Farm Country Park has something for everyone, with plenty of animals to see, historic buildings to explore, play areas for kids and a wildlife garden to wander around. Marwell Zoo is also a firm favourite for animal lovers, enjoy a day out seeing, hippos, giraffes, zebras, flamingos, penquins, meerkats, tigers, lemurs, cheetahs and more!
Just a short stroll from here is West Quay Shopping Centre full of shops perfect for a day of retail therapy and to grab a bite to eat. Discover Southampton historic past at The SeaCity Museum,based very close to us at THE PIG-in the wall with a huge array of artefacts sourced from the city’s maritime, archives, archaeology, and local collections. The Solent Sky Museum is also close to us; they have some pretty impressive aircrafts to discover. Royal Victoria Country Park is a great place to visit for a fun day out, with large play areas for young ones, a huge park to explore, tour the royal Victoria chapel and ride on the steam and diesel miniature train around the park.
In Southampton there is a great golf club; Southampton Golf, for those wanting to practise their swing. Or for a fun day out why not cheer along the Saints for some Premier League action at a Southampton football club match at St Marys. For a more relaxed day Broadlands Fishing Lake is a great way to sit back, enjoy nature and hopefully catch a fish or two!
The Mayflower Theatre
The Grade-II listed Mayflower Theatre features touring West End shows. Why not pop in for a glass of wine and some Piggy Bits at THE PIG-in the wall before a performance, or a nightcap after curtain call? Or, if you fancy spending the night, you could try one of the theatre's exclusive packages!
A cosmo rendezvous
Oxford Street is the home of independent restaurants and bars and just a short walk from our house. If you like nothing more than to eat, drink and be merry then Oxford Street is the perfect location!