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It is an important port. It is the nearest city to the New Forest. In 1912, the RMS Titanic sailed from there as was common with most ocean liners at the time. It contains several memorials and museum exhibitions related with the doomed ship.
Places in Southampton
Bargategate of the city wall of Southampton, and nowadays is used as the beginning of the guided tour of Southampton, Walk the Walls. In medieval Southampton, a bell was rung at dusk every day to tell people that the gates would shortly be locked.
Today, the Bargate Shopping Centre is nearby.
There is also a regular ferry service to Hythe (a small village on the other side of Southampton Water), which leaves every half hour.
Southampton has a football team Southampton F.C., which is nicknamed "The Saints". In 2001, the team moved stadiums, from "The Dell", to St. Mary's Football Stadium. The club was founded in 1885, and has been playing ever since.
Southampton is twinned with:
Southampton is also sister cities with
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