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Hythe

 

Jump on board the Hythe ferry for a cruise to remember - embark from the town's Victorian pier and take in all the sights at Southampton harbour and the New Forest's busy waterfront.

 

Hythe is steeped in maritime history and today, visitors can still enjoy a panoramic view of the boats and passing ocean liners from stylish Hythe Marina. Stroll along the new promenade or the Georgian high street for a spot of shopping or lunch - there are plenty of pubs restaurants to whet your appetite.

 

Hythe has witnessed some legendary maiden voyages such as the Titanic in 1912, the QE2 and, more recently, the superliners. In the 1930s Hythe was home to the British Powerboat Company and TE Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) once lived in the village. Hythe is also the birthplace of the hovercraft, invented by Sir Christopher Cockerill.

 

The unique electric train that runs along Hythe pier is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest working pier train in the world - so take a ticket to Hythe and discover it for yourself.