Uncover the Legacy of the Titanic

The Titanic in Southampton

The Titanic in Southampton

This part of Southampton is rich in history, places to visit and things to see. Aside from the many attractions of Ocean Village Marina and the immediate neighbourhood there’s still so much more to see and do. However unless you know where to walk and what to look at, you may not get the most from your trip. What you really need is a tour guide. While we can’t physically join you we can instead provide you with some self-guided walks, which start out from, and return to Ocean Village Marina. If you’re thinking of visiting Ocean Village then, after enjoying the marina for a while, why not take off on a self-guided walk before returning here for a meal or drink prior to heading home? And if you live or work at Ocean Village then you may well find that there’s still plenty left to discover right under your feet.

In the first of our self-guided walks we focus on the Titanic. Southampton has become synonymous with the Titanic and with good reason. The ill-fated ship set sail from here on 10th April 1912 with 2,223 people on board. Of the 1,517 that lost their lives, more than a third, 549 of them, were from Southampton. 2012 will mark the centenary of that tragic event.

The Southampton waterfront has many connections to the Titanic and in our self-guided tour we hope to show you some of these and to provide you with some interesting information along the way. This walk should take you approximately two to three hours to complete going at a fairly leisurely pace. So go ahead, put on some comfortable shoes and let us set out and explore the enduring link between Southampton and the Titanic.

We hope that that you will find the first of our self-guided walks entertaining and informative.