Things to see and do - Portsmouth
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Portsmouth Travel guide
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Portsmouth is Britain's premier seaside town and the town’s port has some veritable treasures. Eight centuries of history await the visitor within its walls and on its water, upon which float some magnificant 19C vessels. Modernity, however, is not spurned; the 21C profile of Spinnaker Tower dominates this town of attractions, museums, restaurants and bars.
Tourist attractions Portsmouth : Things to see and do
HM Naval Base PP66 GB - Portsmouth PO1 3NH
Lord Nelson's flagship which led many victorious battles, including Trafalgar (1805) where the Admiral lost his life. In the 1920s, the Victory was brought into dry dock after 150 years of loyal service at sea and continues to serve as the flagship o..
rd. Main GB - Portsmouth PO1 3PX
On 19 July 1545, the 4-masted Mary Rose (built 1509); vice flagship of the English fleet, keeled over and sank while preparing to meet a French attack. The wreck was found in the 1960s, preserved in the Solent silt; a film shows the salvage operation..
rd. Eastney GB - Portsmouth PO4 9PX
The museum stands alongside HMS Victory and the Mary Rose in the heart of the historic naval dockyard and is devoted to the history of the Royal Navy. From the windows can be seen the buildings of the Royal Navy which still defends the coasts of Grea..
Pembroke Road GB - Portsmouth PO1 2TA
Located by the sea front, the Holiday Inn Portsmouth offers free on-site parking, a lobby, a bar and a restaurant. Guests can also access the on-site Spirit Health Club with a swimming pool, gym, hot tub, steam room and sauna. Each room at this Holi..
15-16 The Hard GB - Portsmouth PO1 3DT
Within 3 minutes’ walk of Portsmouth’s Historical Dockyard, The Ship Leopard Boutique Hotel offers luxurious rooms and gourmet breakfasts. Just 2 minutes’ walk from Portsmouth Harbour Train Station, it provides free WiFi and has a restaurant and café..
The Plaza, Gunwharf Quays GB - Portsmouth PO1 3FD
Superbly located in Portsmouth’s lively waterfront development, Gunwharf Quays, this hotel offers bright, modern rooms with buffet breakfasts. Shops, bars and restaurants are on the hotel doorstep. Spacious rooms at this Holiday Inn Express all have..
1 Gunwharf Quays GB - Portsmouth PO1 3FR
Large bustling brasserie on the ground floor of the 'Lipstick' tower, complete with a bar, a small shop and a terrace. Watch the chefs prepare unfussy French classics in the open kitchen: the set menu is particularly good value.
27a South Par, Southsea GB - Portsmouth PO5 2JF
This long-standing, elegant restaurant is professionally and passionately run by its owner-chef. Contemporary cooking has a slightly Scandic style; attractively presented dishes taste as good as they look and are full of flavour.