The Local Area 
The historic city of Southampton is much more than just a cruise stop or shopping destination. Its appeal lies in its diverse nightlife, exciting retail opportunities, varied leisure facilities, superb art and heritage attractions, lively events programme and of course the excitement and charm of a bustling waterfront location. 
 
The superb Museum of Archaeology at God's House Tower is an ideal place to start your own tour of historical Southampton. Once part of the city's defences the museum is now home to one of the most interesting archaeology collections in England. This can be followed by a guided walk of the city's walls by the Southampton Tourist Guides. 
 
The city's Maritime Museum tells the story of this important port and is home to the Titanic Exhibition, where visitors can re-live the ill-fated story of this famous ship. 
 
Whilst close by Solent Sky depicts the history of aviation in the Solent area and tells the story of the legendary Spitfire designed in Southampton. 
 
See below for ideas of things to do whilst you are staying at the Fountain Court Hotel. 
Southampton's West Quay Shopping Centre 
The new forest is 
very close by 
Hythe high street 
Paultons Park 
(Fun/Amusement) close by 
Southampton Airport is close if you need to fly from here 
Visiting Lord Montague's House whilst here? 
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