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Ship photography

I recently visited Mayflower Park for the sole reason to view any cruise ships that were docked or... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Didcot England
Central port location.

This waterside park is centrally located in the port area of Southampton. It is close to some of... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2018
Aberdaron, United Kingdom
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This scenic city park was named after the historic sailing from Southampton to America by the Pilgrim Fathers in 1620.
Southampton SO14 2AQ, England
+44 23 8083 3605
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

As a resident of Southampton I am ashamed that this is what people first see when they step off cruise ships or the Red Funnel. This used to be a fantastic park I can’t believe the state of it today! The council should be embarrassed!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ChloeJ26
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Sorry to say I was extremely disappointed with the firework display last Saturday. Felt like I was watching a neighbour’s firework display the fireworks were so far away, there were vehicles parked in front of everything so view was limited. Fairground lights remained on the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

I recently visited Mayflower Park for the sole reason to view any cruise ships that were docked or otherwise with the intention to take some photos. I were lucky weather wise and also the fact that the cruise ship Navigator of the Seas was along...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lzeppelin
Reviewed 29 October 2018

What a great afternoon, well worth, traditional German Beer Hall, real German Band and beer, not quite Munich though :-)

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Andy C
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This is my favourite place in Southampton. Or was, until the council put a height restriction on it. The views of the solent are beautiful. You can look out at cruise ships gliding past, wave at all the happy people off on their holidays. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank robadobabob
Reviewed 22 August 2018

This waterside park is centrally located in the port area of Southampton. It is close to some of the berths used by some cruise ships, and the Container vessels pass it getting to the deep container berths. Sometimes used to host some events, but is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank gatcarr4
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Places to sit and watch the ships arrive and depart. The park is a bit down at heel, the toilets aren’t working but the disabled one can be accessed from a key help by the cafe. Nice views back towArds the west gate where Mayflower...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank bdenhow
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Often visit there to sit and enjoy the tranquility and watch the cruise ships and the isle of Wight ferry. Also enjoy the cornets from the ice cream van. A good picnic spot too and worth a visit

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Newmilton1
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Visited here while waiting for our P and O cruise ship. Lovely hot day so we sat and watched while eating an ice cream. Great views. Interesting things to see easy parking (payable)

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank traceyg855
Reviewed 11 August 2018

We visit Mayflower Park at least once a week. Ideally we buy Fish & Chips from a local Chippy then go down and watch the world go by, especially when one of the Cruise Ships go out, mainly on a Friday.

Date of experience: August 2018
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24 January 2015|
Response from Jane C | Reviewed this property |
This area was covered in water which came up to the town walls in 1620 when the Mayflower was in port. The park must have been built as the same time as the pier during the Regency period. The Prince Regent introduced... More