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Steamship Shieldhall

110 Berth | Southampton Docks, Southampton SO15 0HH, England
+44 844 357 2329
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Bournemouth air show

Great ship with great people running it fantastic and comfortable way to watch the air show , we... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
sueg-p
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London, United Kingdom
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Lots of history..

Had a trip on this historical ship. Considering it's past history and age we as a group enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Alan L
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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The Steamship Shieldhall is the largest working steam ship in Britain. A member of the National Historic Fleet she serves as a sea going tribute to Britain's maritime heritage. As a passenger you too can experience the golden age of steam by booking on an excursion or visiting her in Southampton.
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110 Berth | Southampton Docks, Southampton SO15 0HH, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great ship with great people running it fantastic and comfortable way to watch the air show , we were very lucky it was warm and sunny but the size of the boat and the way it's laid out means there is plenty of place to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a trip on this historical ship. Considering it's past history and age we as a group enjoyed the experience. Helped by being a great day weather wise. There are limited facilities onboard but considering all run by volunteers was good. Particularly liked the visit...More

Thank Alan L
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This ship is amazing but very under rated, if it were advertised better it would be a fantastic ship, it is run by volunteers so if it was used more the financial benefits would be amazing, you could eat off of the engine, this ship...More

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

We went as a family and had a look round. The engine room is very impressive and a must see for steam geeks! I plan to take the us on an actual trip next summer !

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

I took a large party of our Scout Group on the SS Shieldhall in July and we had a whale of a time exploring the entire ship, sweating in the engine room and watching another Scout Group working the ship and hauling ropes. The treasure...More

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Went on the Shieldhall for a private party. Excellent trip down the Solent accompanied by its fantastic whistle! Run by volunteers and lovingly cared for, an interesting bit of history. You are welcome to visit the engine room which is a gleaming sight. Food and...More

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Reviewed 20 September 2017

Best way to do nothing for 6 hours and relax during a voyage from Southampton to Poole. Shieldhall is a floating history lesson too. Volunteers are all friendly and approachable.

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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Took a trip to Bournemouth Airshow this year on the Shieldhall. Absolutely amazing! No traffic, no parking, no stress, friendly crew and a great position, from sea to shore, to watch the airborne spectacle. Highly recommended!

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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Took my parents on the Fathers day River cruise so we could see my work (DP World) from the water. Was very good weather was amazing staff on board were helpful & friendly, highly recommended & parents loved it, As did we.

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Reviewed 11 September 2017

What a fantastic hidden gem this ship is. Visited with my wife on a whim and so glad we did getting there via a vintage 'Leyland Atlantean' bus. The ship is pretty much an all access vessel. We visited the Bridge, Fo'c'sle, Engine Room, Boiler...More

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Paul S
23 August 2016|
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Response from Paul S |
oops - you couldn't see which trip you were on when responding, mea culpa, however the comments are all still valid. Hope to see you at the airshow next year if not before!!!
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Nigel B
20 July 2016|
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Response from Lewis F | Property representative |
Hello Nigel, there are a number of places where can stay which is near the ship. The nearest is the Holiday Inn which is about a 10 minute walk to the ship.
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christyhants
7 August 2015|
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Response from Peter m | Reviewed this property |
Ive only had Teas ,Coffees ,Snacks etc and they are at resonable prices.....I recommend their Bacon Roll....Ive not had a "Set Meal" or Alcohol etc ,But im sure those will be favourable.
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